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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.

Casey takes healthy lead over mentor Campbell

Words of encouragement from US Open champion help to revive young English star

The season of Goode will go on for some time yet

Somewhere out there is the card-carrying member of the Monster Raving Loony Party who sees sense in a four-way play-off to settle the Premiership's season-long slog. But until that person has a change of heart the participants will have to give it their all. "It's two games now and any one can win it," says Leicester's fly-half, Andy Goode, lacking nothing in accuracy if not necessarily in enthusiasm.

Salmond back with threat to impeach PM

Alex Salmond, the Scottish National Party leader, claimed yesterday that Tony Blair's conduct on Iraq had put him "beyond the pale of decency".

pounds 20,000 pay-off for former Dewar aide

SCOTTISH FIRST Minister Donald Dewar's departed chief of staff John Rafferty will receive a pay-off of almost pounds 20,000, it emerged today.

Meanwhile, Alex Salmond and the SNP trio cuts CD

POLITICIANS NORMALLY confine their singing to bars during party conferences, but the tuneful Alex Salmond, leader of the Scottish National Party, is to issue a CD for Christmas.

Books: Short cuts on a long haul

A big popular history of the Four Nations in a European frame? Seemed a good idea at the time...

The New Britain: Scots end 292-year adjournment

"THE SCOTTISH Parliament was adjourned on 25 March in the year 1707," declared Winnie Ewing, taking the chair as the house's oldest member. "It is hereby reconvened." And with that understatement, Scotland's Parliament yesterday erupted into spontaneous and loud applause.

Britain votes: SNP - SNP to be the second force

THE SCOTTISH National Party will today start to form the official opposition in the Edinburgh Parliament with a substantial block of MSPs.

Voting for a new Britain: Campaigns Briefing 3 Days to Go

MARGARET COOK, the former wife of Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, intends to cast a vote for the SNP in protest at her ex-husband's policy on Kosovo. Mrs Cook said she "abhorred" the Nato bombing and was increasingly sympathetic to SNP leader Alex Salmond's condemnation of it. However, Mrs Cook does not support Scottish independence and will cast her constituency vote for the Liberal Democrats.

Voting for a New Britain: Campaigns Briefing 7 Days to Go

LABOUR HAS buried a study revealing the costs of using private finance to build new schools and hospitals, the Scottish National Party said. Government sources denied the charge, saying the report from the head of London Transport, Sir Malcolm Bates, was put on hold to avoid unfairly influencing the electorate.

Parliament & Politics: The Sketch - Earl delivers double whammy on hereditaries' demise

AS HISTORICAL tableaux go the Secretary of State for Scotland's last appearance at the despatch box before the Scottish elections lacked a certain oomph - not very surprising really given that one of the more important dramatis personae, Alex Salmond, was nowhere to be seen. "Whairs yoor leaderrrr?" shouted Labour backbenchers at the lonely John Swinney, the sole member of the Scots Nats who could be spared from shoring up the party's collapsing election hopes. But Mr Dewar himself took a kindly line on his isolation: "In case anyone says something nasty about that from my side," he said, "I think we should have some consideration for those who might lose their seats." Mr Swinney grinned bravely - sympathy is one of the vilest substances you can have poured on you by an opponent higher in the opinion polls, and he had just taken a tubful.
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