Voices

Boycotting the summit would have done little to muster world opinion

Football: Scots' delight in improbable anthems

There was no sight more bizarre than that of 10 elderly Glaswegians lustily singing `Doh a deer, a female deer'

Enough about your job, sis - let's talk about mine

You've carved out a successful career for yourself - but your sibling has done even better. Jealous? Too right, says HESTER LACEY

Squabbling mars royal opening of Scots Parliament

THE SCOTTISH Parliament is facing a crisis in support ahead of today's official opening by the Queen. Critics are saying that the promised answer to Scotland's problems has soured in its first 50 days. The "new politics" has produced little more than petty squabbling over allowances, holidays, exalted titles for parliamentary officers and whether the spectacular design for a new building should be abandoned.

Britain votes: Scotland - Labour set to be largest party

LABOUR WAS on course to be the largest party in the Scottish Parliament as the first results came in, but there were signs it could have lost ground to the Scottish National Party in recent days.

Voting for a New Britain: Labour offers deal on independence

SCOTLAND WOULD vote in a referendum on independence before the millennium if the nationalists won next week's election, it was revealed yesterday.

Union leader quits Labour Party

LABOUR SUFFERED a blow in the Scottish Parliament election campaign yesterday following the resignation of a top union official fed up with "defending the indefensible" on public spending. Confirmation by economists that England is faring better in the UK cash share-out, added to the discomfort.

Union leader quits `immoral' Labour

LABOUR SUFFERED a blow in the Scottish Parliament election campaign yesterday following the resignation of a top union official fed up with "defending the indefensible" on public spending. Confirmation by economists that England is faring better in the UK cash share-out, added to the discomfort.

Now is the time for all good folk to come to the aid of the union

`English', when applied to nationality, has always been a mean, narrow, Caucasian little word meaning retreat

Brown leads Labour bid in Scots poll

THE CHANCELLOR has become a dominant force in Labour's bid for control of the Scottish Parliament, in effect leading the campaign for the elections on 6 May.

Blair attacks SNP over citizenship

THE DOORS of an independent Scotland would be wide open for as many people as possible to be citizens of their "homeland", Alex Salmond, the SNP leader, insisted yesterday.

Politics: Labour hides relief at Paisley result

Labour yesterday struggled to put a gloss on its narrow victory in the Paisley South by-election. Stephen Goodwin reports on a campaign which left both Labour and the Scottish National Party with awkward questions.

Politics: Corruption hangs in air as Labour holds onto Paisley

Douglas Alexander's election in the Paisley South by-election is vindication of a low-profile campaign which led to him being dubbed the 'invisible man'. Stephen Goodwin reports from the Renfrewshire town on another successful operation by Labour's head-office strategists.

Politics: Paisley voters set to test Labour's mettle

Voters in Paisley South go to the polls today in the first real test for the Government since its general election victory. Stephen Goodwin watched the final day of campaigning.

Politics: Invisible man hoping for by-election win

Labour's candidate in tomorrow's Paisley South by-election has been dubbed the "invisible man". Stephen Goodwin finds that the low-key campaign appears to be working.
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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea