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    Gordon Brown to join Scotland unionist campaign as polls narrow

    Gordon Brown will on Tuesday make his first speech on behalf of the cross-party campaign to keep Scotland in the UK as a new...

  2. April 18, 2014

    Campaign against Scots independence finds some cheer

    Missing ceiling panels in the new headquarters of the Better Together campaign against Scottish independence are not a sign...

  1. April 15, 2014

    Defenders of union come under fire over tactics

    Philip Hammond, defence secretary, on Tuesday concluded two weeks of heavy pounding by the British military on Alex Salmond,...

  2. April 12, 2014

    SNP promotes female ministers, promises action on company boards

    Striving to boost support among women for Scottish independence, Alex Salmond has announced the promotion of two more female...

  3. April 11, 2014

    SNP tries to woo Scottish Labour voters

    The Scottish National party has stepped up efforts to woo Labour voters, saying independence would give them a chance to...

  4. April 7, 2014

    UK needs Scotland ‘to keep the lights on’

    The rest of the UK needs Scotland to keep the lights on and electricity bills down, according to a Scottish government...

  5. March 30, 2014

    Alex Salmond blasts Westminister’s currency union ‘bluff’

    Alex Salmond has claimed the No campaign against Scottish independence is “holed below the waterline” as he sought to...

  6. March 7, 2014

    Currency tussle clipped Scottish No campaign, minister admits

    The secretary of state for Scotland admitted on Friday that the campaign to keep Scotland in the UK had lost ground after...

  7. March 1, 2014

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage says parts of UK ‘taken over’ by immigrants

    Nigel Farage has escalated the political row over immigration by warning that many areas of Britain are being “taken over”...

  8. February 27, 2014

    Standard Life threat to leave embodies risks of independence

    With nearly 5,000 staff at its handsome sandstone offices around Edinburgh, the very suggestion that Standard Life might...

  9. Off Message

    February 7, 2014

    These are the most important people in Britain

    The Scots who have yet to make up their minds ahead of September’s referendum are the most important people in Britain. They...

  10. February 7, 2014

    Scottish independence: David Cameron in plea to keep union

    David Cameron on Friday launched a personal campaign to save the UK, warning that the country would be “deeply diminished”...

  11. February 6, 2014

    Scottish vote: Pro-union Alistair Darling cites UK economy

    The short walk to Alistair Darling’s Edinburgh front door is a path associated with impending doom. It was here that Fred...

  12. Off Message

    February 6, 2014

    Scottish independence: the 30 essential charts

    At times it can seem there are more data released on Scotland and independence than there are caramel wafers made by the...

  13. February 4, 2014

    Independent Scotland would back more immigration

    Immigration has emerged as a major issue before September’s referendum on Scottish independence. Edinburgh says independence...

  14. February 3, 2014

    Everyone has something to fear from Scotland’s vote

    The English tend not to take the Scottish referendum seriously. Many wish the Scots good riddance. English Tories can be...

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    January 30, 2014

    Carney's Scotland speech should matter - but it won't

    Power devolved is power retained. - Renton, ‘Trainspotting’ by Irvine Welsh On Wednesday, Mark Carney made a speech about...

  16. January 19, 2014

    Vince Cable: chance of Britain quitting the EU is ‘pretty low’

    Vince Cable has sought to assuage concerns of foreign investors on a visit to the United Arab Emirates by stating that the...

  17. January 15, 2014

    Britain’s muddled European strategy

    A year ago, when David Cameron promised a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, the prime minister did not just offer...

  18. January 8, 2014

    UK election watchdog calls for voters to show proof of ID

    All voters should be required to show proof of identity on election days when they turn up at a polling station, the...

  19. December 31, 2013

    UK is turning corner, says Cameron

    David Cameron claims in his New Year’s message that Britain is “turning a corner” as it enters 2014, even as he warns that...

  20. December 31, 2013

    Scottish business fearful of UK split

    Companies in Scotland are fearful of the possible risks and costs of quitting the UK, according to business lobby CBI...

  21. April 29, 2013

    Conservatives taunt ‘weak’ Miliband

    Ed Miliband faced criticism on Monday after the Labour leader’s poor performance in an ill-tempered radio interview was...

  22. March 1, 2013

    Tory right wing puts Cameron on probation

    David Cameron was on Friday put on probation by anxious Tory right-wingers after the Conservatives slumped to third place in...

  23. February 10, 2012

    England waves flag of nationalism

    Thelma McGrail will soon start putting out the flags ahead of the biggest day of her year: St George’s day. Mrs McGrail, 63,...

  24. January 29, 2012

    Salmond accused of ‘absurd’ line on union

    Alex Salmond was accused of opening an “absurd” new front in his fight for Scottish independence, after he claimed that...

  25. January 27, 2012

    Public votes for mayor in Salford

    Salford is to become the 15th area in England to have a directly elected mayor after voters narrowly approved the idea in a...

  26. November 16, 2011

    Do not panic, Mr Osborne, Plan B is in cloud cuckoo land

    George Osborne’s reputation for deficit reduction is dangling above the mire. In just under two weeks the Office for Budget...

  27. October 17, 2011

    Council mergers carry political risks

    The plan to merge council services between Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham comes with some political...

  28. October 13, 2011

    Scotland’s new parliamentary constituencies

    The Boundary Commission for Scotland has released its proposals for reducing the number of Scottish MPs in Westminster by...

  29. October 12, 2011

    Scottish boundary changes cut seven MPs

    Plans to cut the number of Scottish Westminster MPs from 59 to 52 at the next general election could prove a dilemma for the...

  30. August 28, 2011

    Reform plan set to spark political turf war

    Back in January peers were forced to debate through the night in a 21-hour marathon of verbosity and time-wasting as Labour...

  31. June 19, 2011

    Scottish by-election turns into two-horse race

    Labour is facing an awkward test of its political popularity in Scotland this month – just weeks after a remarkably...

  32. June 6, 2011

    Scottish secretary provokes SNP fury

    Victory in a referendum on Scotland’s independence would not be binding and would have to be followed by another on the...

  33. May 29, 2011

    Salmond aims to turn votes into more powers

    Fresh from the Scottish National party’s landslide victory in the Holyrood elections, Alex Salmond is determined to pile...

  34. May 26, 2011

    Salmond sets target for more economic power

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s re-elected first minister, said gaining more economic powers for Holyrood would be an early...

  35. May 20, 2011

    Sorry tale of missed opportunity at the Pru

    Few politicians would reject the chance to be elected with a 70 per cent ‘yes’ vote. But for Harvey McGrath, chairman of...

  36. May 13, 2011

    Scotland’s future under Salmond

    Britain’s political system has been rocked by a string of crises in recent years, triggering intense debate between the...

  37. May 12, 2011

    Cameron enjoys his hour in the sun

    You would be hard-pressed to argue that Britain has warmed to David Cameron. Acquiescence is a better description of the...

  38. May 12, 2011

    SNP keeps hold of Speaker role

    The victorious Scottish National party tightened its grip on Holyrood on Wednesday by choosing one of its own MSPs for the...

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