After a yes vote in September’s referendum the two countries are brought to the brink of the first Anglo-Scottish war for five centuries by a menacing deadlock over whether the pound will survive north of the border. Scotland has seized control of Trident.
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Monday 12 March 2012
While wishing Rebekah Brooks the very best of British with her attempt to avoid standing trial for alleged bribery of police, the omens aren't so good. Before she gets too excited by her lawyer Stephen Parkinson's argument that Sue Akers' Leveson testimony about "a culture of illegal payments" is fatally prejudicial, Rebekah should talk to her her old friend David Blunkett.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
The press watchdog felt it had been made a "scapegoat" over its handling of the phone-hacking scandal, the Leveson Inquiry heard today.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
Justine Greening, the ambitious Transport minister, said over the weekend that she would turn up at a specially convened meeting of Network Rail's board this Friday, to register a protest vote against the £20m bonus pool its executives had threatened to award themselves.
Thursday 02 February 2012
A veteran retailer has urged the Government to reject Mary Portas's plans to save the high street, claiming many shopping streets are "in a death spiral".
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Recognition of English as the lingua franca of business is spreading to management courses across Europe
Monday 23 January 2012
Struggling tour operator Thomas Cook has reportedly suffered a near 33 per cent slump in summer bookings as its financial woes deter already cash-strapped holidaymakers.
Friday 20 January 2012
Labour leader Ed Miliband has thrown his weight behind calls for former RBS boss Sir Fred Goodwin to be stripped of his knighthood.
Friday 20 January 2012
Hedge funds with large amounts of Greek debt are reportedly planning to take the government to the European Court of Human Rights in an attempt to prevent Athens from forcing huge losses upon them.
Sunday 04 December 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron will tomorrow unveil a radical new life science strategy designed to bring industrialists, scientists and the NHS together to come up with the next generation of drug and medical technology.
Saturday 12 November 2011
Public sector workers would be allowed to down tools for a 15-minute protest without losing pay if trade unions call off full-scale strikes, a Cabinet minister leading pension negotiations has said.
Monday 31 October 2011
Millions of Britons are reducing their spending amid fears that economic recovery is still a distant prospect and confidence has fallen to a two-year low among company chiefs, surveys last night disclosed.
Sunday 23 October 2011
Those at the top are naive if they thought that they could turn a blind eye to the aftermath of the crash and still hope to stay in control
Monday 05 September 2011
The Government is determined to press ahead with planning reforms, according to two of its senior figures.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
The National Trust today hit back at Government claims it was misrepresenting changes to planning laws, warning it was concerned about the threat to "everyday places" that communities loved.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Pearson should offload the Financial Times to fund further expansion in its education business, according to one influential analyst who believes the business could fetch up to £900m. While the FT and Penguin publishing are the blue-chip company's best-known brands, it makes the bulk of its revenues from education.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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