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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THE SCOTTISH National Party abandoned its daily press briefings yesterday, signalling a deepening crisis caused by the party's poor showing in opinion polls.

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THE LEADER of the Scottish National Party, Alex Salmond, calls for the break-up of the United Kingdom today, suggesting that England should become an independent nation with its own parliament.

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Scotland used to be run from afar by tweedy old men with a whisky in one hand and a fishing-rod in the other. Not any more. As the election campaign launches this week, a younger generation is gathering to form Edinburgh's New Establishment

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Parliament: Kosovo: Camps would aid Serbs, says Short

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My blueprint for victory - return to Old Labour values

The higher level of public spending in Scotland points the way for us to keep winning in England

Politics: SNP gets shirty over kilts claim

THE SCOTTISH National Party denied yesterday that it had barred members from wearing the kilt.

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Dewar accepts Scotland's 'evolutionary nationalism'

THE IDEA that Scots will wake up one day and find their country has become independent without there ever being a liberating "big bang" gathered force yesterday with the admission from Donald Dewar, the Secretary of State for Scotland, that home rule is an on-going process.

Blow to Blair as Labour comes third in Scots poll

TONY BLAIR'S attempts to launch a Labour fightback in Scotland suffered a severe setback yesterday when the party came a humiliating third behind the Tories in a by-election.

Media: Why no news is bad news for Scotland

The BBC's decision to reject a separate six o'clock news for Scotland has angered nationalists. By Jane Robins

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