The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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Tuesday 30 September 2008
Tory leader David Cameron today warned Scotland's First Minister the SNP's Alex Salmond not to assume the election of a Conservative government would fuel demands for Scottish independence.
Monday 15 September 2008
It is sometimes said that Labour has governed Scotland for 50 years. Well, I joined the party in a council scheme in a city, Edinburgh, which had been ruled by the Tories for centuries. It did not feel like Labour was in charge.
Sunday 14 September 2008
The former Holyrood minister Iain Gray was elected leader of the Scottish Labour Party yesterday and used his victory speech to attack Alex Salmond. Mr Gray accused the SNP first minister of "taking pride in putting people down".
Sunday 17 August 2008
He is known as the "real McHoy", and yesterday the cyclist became Scotland's greatest ever Olympian, taking his medals collection to three golds and one silver with victory in the keirin track event.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Saturday 26 July 2008
The saltires were flying yesterday at the Glasgow Fort Shopping centre in the east end of the city as Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, was greeted with a hero's welcome. Mr Salmond walked and talked with the confidence of a man who knows that he is now dictating the agenda – not just in Scottish politics, but in Westminster as well.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Friday 25 July 2008
Thursday 24 July 2008
The SNP insisted that it was still on course to deliver a "political earthquake" in one of Labour's safest seats and humiliate Gordon Brown by snatching victory in today's Glasgow East by-election.
Wednesday 23 July 2008
Labour today mounted a final push in the Glasgow East by-election by knocking on 10,000 doors in the constituency.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Labour's campaign to hold on to a parliamentary seat in Glasgow descended into farce yesterday, as, less than three weeks before polling day, the favourite to become the party's candidate withdrew from the race at the last minute.
Monday 30 June 2008
It's understandable that Wendy Alexander should feel bitter over the way she has been forced to stand down as the leader of Scottish Labour. The £950 donation to her election campaign that she failed to report to Holyrood's standards committee pales when set against the £60,000 that the two Tory MPs, Sir Nicholas and Lady Winterton, claimed on expenses, let alone the gargantuan sums that some Tory MEPs have milked from public funds. It is not as if this money went to her directly.
Saturday 17 May 2008
Alex Salmond can look back on his year as Scotland's First Minister with some satisfaction. The SNP leader has used his minority government to maximum effect over the past 12 months and, in doing so, has strengthened his party's support among the Scottish population. Those who predicted that the pressures of office would squeeze the nationalists' popularity have been confounded. Indeed, the difference between Mr Salmond's serene year in Holyrood and the meltdown experienced by his fellow Scot, Gordon Brown, in Downing Street is unmistakable.
Saturday 17 May 2008
When Gordon Brown addresses the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh today, no doubt some in the audience will privately reflect on the widely differing fortunes of the Prime Minister and Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
Devolution, in Scotland anyway, has turned out to be a lot more fun than anyone envisaged. Except for Labour, of course. The party that introduced devolution with such enthusiasm, breezily certain that it could do nothing but cement its popularity in the north, can do little but watch as the whole process turns into what can only be viewed from its perspective as a continuing farce.
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