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    1. August 2, 2015

      SNP must tone down the stunts and get serious

      In a referendum nearly a year ago, Scots opted against independence from the United Kingdom. But for supporters of the...

    2. July 28, 2015

      SNP rejects claim that Cameron could block second referendum

      The Scottish National party has angrily dismissed suggestions that the prime minister could block a second referendum...

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    1. July 3, 2015

      Cameron’s dangerous plan on English votes

      When Scotland voted to reject independence last year many assumed that the United Kingdom had been saved and the issue...

    2. July 2, 2015

      SNP mocks Evel plans for Commons bills

      The Scottish National party has mocked the government over its proposals to give English MPs a veto over laws affecting...

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      July 2, 2015

      The consequences of 'English Votes for English Laws'

      In a devolution debate in 1977, Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP for West Lothian asked: For how long will English...

    4. June 15, 2015

      Scots nationalists seek greater powers over tax, jobs and welfare

      The Scottish government has called for “substantial and serious discussions” with UK ministers on greater powers for...

    5. June 14, 2015

      SNP lies in wait for chance to force second referendum

      Scottish National party ministers were drawing up plans as last month’s election approached to pressure a minority...

    6. June 14, 2015

      SNP threatens to call another independence referendum

      The Scottish National party has threatened to call for another vote to break up the UK unless the government agrees to...

    7. June 11, 2015

      SNP pushes for more powers in Scotland bill

      The Scottish National party has misused statistics in its attempts to justify devolving full tax and spending powers to...

    8. June 8, 2015

      Welsh Labour warms to tax devolution plans

      The Labour government in Wales has softened its opposition to Conservative proposals for tax devolution even while...

    9. May 27, 2015

      SNP dissatisfied with Cameron’s Scottish devolution plans

      The Conservative government has begun to deliver on its promise to give Scotland one of the world’s most powerful...

    10. May 26, 2015

      Northern Ireland faces political crisis over welfare cuts

      The governments in London and Dublin are facing a crisis with the devolved administration in Northern Ireland over its...

    11. May 26, 2015

      What the founding fathers can teach David Cameron about union

      David Cameron’s response to the overwhelming success of the Scottish National party in taking 56 of Scotland’s 59 seats...

    12. May 26, 2015

      Sturgeon to launch ‘business pledge’ programme

      Scotland is launching a programme that will give special government support to companies that promise to pay a “living...

    13. May 22, 2015

      Lone Scots Lib Dem MP under fire over leaked memo

      Nicola Sturgeon has called on the Lib Dems’ sole surviving Scottish MP, Alistair Carmichael, to consider his position...

    14. May 21, 2015

      Scotland collects £11m less in stamp duty since devolution

      Stamp duty paid to the Scottish government since devolution of property tax was less than half that anticipated, as...

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      May 21, 2015

      'For most people in Scotland the SNP is a normal party that they like, hate or are indifferent to'

      In trying to explain the rise of the Scottish National party, one possible explanation is that it was a growing sense...

    16. May 15, 2015

      David Cameron squeezed by pleas for power on both sides of border

      David Cameron faces intensifying rival pressure from London and Edinburgh, as a leading Tory backbencher insists on...

    17. May 15, 2015

      Dual residence complicates Scottish tax status

      The government is facing obstacles to identifying Scottish taxpayers, with less than a year to go before income tax is...

    18. May 15, 2015

      Cameron agrees to consider more powers for Scotland

      David Cameron has agreed to consider more powers for Scotland at his first meeting north of the border with Nicola...

    19. May 15, 2015

      Bond market waits for Scotland’s ‘kilts’

      For the past month Scotland has possessed one of the most important powers of a sovereign authority: the ability to...

    20. May 15, 2015

      Cameron stresses commitment to union in meeting with Sturgeon

      David Cameron will underline his commitment to the United Kingdom in his first meeting in Scotland with Nicola Sturgeon...

    21. May 14, 2015

      Draft legislation for transferring powers to Scotland ‘falls short’

      UK government draft legislation transferring new powers to Scotland “falls short” of a cross-party deal brokered last...

    22. May 13, 2015

      Nicola Sturgeon calls for more talks on devolved powers

      The Scottish government has demanded a new round of devolution discussions, saying last week’s general election result...

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      May 13, 2015

      The impossible task facing further Scottish devolution

      In the ongoing discussions about the extra powers to be devolved to Scotland there is a complex and technical issue...

    24. May 12, 2015

      Scotland’s powers to be limited to those already agreed

      Ministers will push through plans for powers to be transferred to the Scottish parliament by the end of the summer, but...

    25. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in...

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      May 12, 2015

      What now for the future of the union?

      Where now for this weary union? After the general election triumphs of the Scottish National party and the...

    27. May 10, 2015

      SNP vows to win more power over business tax and welfare

      The Scottish National party will make it a priority to win greater power over business taxes, welfare and the minimum...

    28. May 10, 2015

      Fears for election euphoria over Brexit challenge

      A euphoric market reaction to the Conservative party’s unexpected general election victory could soon prove fleeting as...

    29. May 9, 2015

      Sturgeon rallies troops with anti-austerity message for Westminster

      Nicola Sturgeon mustered her new cohort of Scottish National party MPs on Saturday, insisting they would bring her...

    30. May 8, 2015

      Prospect of separate Scottish tax regime stokes business alarm

      Directors of Standard Life are preparing to issue a coded warning next week on the dangers of Scotland’s tax regime...

    31. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron faces huge task to defuse nationalism

      David Cameron raised the possibility of a shake-up of the union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

    32. May 8, 2015

      After a famous win, the chance to restore the United Kingdom

      David Cameron’s election victory has sprung one of the biggest surprises of the modern British political era. After a...

    33. May 8, 2015

      Bribery, corruption and other ways to curb Celtic nationalists

      We may have been here before. Prime Minister David Cameron has pulled off a coup; but the narrowness of his majority,...

    34. May 8, 2015

      Devolved Welsh stamp duty could hit prime homes

      Estate agents fear prime property purchases could be targeted by the first Welsh tax in over 800 years. Concerns have...

    35. May 8, 2015

      David Cameron pledges “one nation” government

      David Cameron promised to lead a “one nation” government on Friday as he reassured the Scots he would deliver on...

    36. May 8, 2015

      Sturgeon dismisses SNP landslide a mandate for independence vote

      The Scottish National party’s unprecedented election victory on Thursday raised a pressing question: would SNP leader...

    37. May 8, 2015

      An ever more fragile union

      Britain has a Conservative government. David Cameron has confounded the pollsters, and left egg on the faces of the...

    38. May 8, 2015

      Signs of radical settlement for Scotland emerge after poll results

      The Conservative majority alongside a nationalist landslide in Scotland reopened the question of powers for the...

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