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The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Scotland might be hostage to Alex Salmond's vanity, but it's best hope is to remain part of Britain

I will never say my beloved country can't go it alone. But the SNP's leader has made a bunch of ridiculous claims about the prospects for an independent Scotland

Deal brokers: Nicola Sturgeon and Michael Moore in talks this month on the referendum

Deal on Scotland vote likely 'in days'

Westminster agrees to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in referendum on independence

No inquiry on Glasgow refugee family tower block deaths

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4 August: A boy waves the GB flag as riders pass through Wellington Arch during the women's triathlon

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The flag has been rescued from the connotations of lost Empire or unpopular Union

Leveson to train his sights on the big guns of British politics

Martin Hickman anticipates next week's key questions

Terence Blacker: Elizabethans we would rather forget about

The first Elizabethans had Shakespeare, we had Harold Pinter; they had Sir Walter Raleigh, we have Fred Goodwin; they had Francis Drake, we have Simon Cowell

Scottish independence 'needs second question'

Veteran MP George Galloway has said the Scottish independence referendum should include a second question calling for more devolved powers instead of secession.

Stephen Maxwell: Scottish Nationalist politician

Stephen Maxwell, who died on 25 April at the age of 69, was a Scottish nationalist politician and activist who came to prominence in the 1970s when he was elected to the Lothian Regional Council at a by-election for Wester Hailes in Edinburgh as an SNP candidate.

View of Berwick town from across the river

A foot in two nations along the Tweed

Criss-cross between England and Scotland on this scenic Northumberland walk, says Mark Rowe

Salmond like Hitler, says Starkey

The ever controversial TV Historian Dr David Starkey has compared Alex Salmond to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Diary: Skintland? Alex Salmond is quick to rise to the bait

The current issue of The Economist magazine carries a warning to Scotland of the potential cost of independence, illustrated on the front cover by a spoof map of "Skintland", with its capital renamed "Edinborrow" and the islands to the north "Orkward" and "Shutland".

David Blanchflower: The Big Society? It's simply cover for a Tory attack on the state

Economic Outlook: The poor, the weak, the young, women and the unemployed are on their own in Cameron's version of the Poor Laws

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Minster pressed on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi claims

Scotland's Justice Secretary is facing demands to make a statement to Holyrood after it was claimed he sent a message to the Lockerbie bomber that he should drop his appeal against conviction to smooth the way for his compassionate release.

Donald Trump has shelved his golf resort until Scotland’s parliament rules on a planto build 11 turbines off the coast of the complex

Donald Trump promises £10m to fight wind farm construction in Britain

Fresh from a dispute with environmentalists over his golf resort on the Aberdeenshire coast, the billionaire Donald Trump has revealed plans to hand £10m to anti-wind farm campaigners.

Trump to fund anti-wind farm campaign

US tycoon Donald Trump is to bankroll an anti-wind farm campaign in his fight against an off-shore development near his luxury golf resort.

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