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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Tuesday 26 November 2013
Patrick Cockburn of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday has won the Editorial Intelligence Comment Award 2013 for Foreign Commentator of the Year.
Sunday 24 November 2013
I feel like a traitor. Earlier this month – despite knowing how deleterious our national obsession with home ownership is to the young – I bought a one-bedroom flat in south London. I’m now a fully mortgaged-up member of the Kirstie Allsopp club.
Thursday 21 November 2013
There has been some agonising in London about why six cyclists were killed on the roads in the space of less than two weeks. To this discussion, Lord James of Blackheath has made his distinctive contribution. His experience is that cyclists are “longing” to be run over. He told the House of Lords, during a debate on litter: “I have seen cyclists put their cycles up against the central reservation... and defy you to run them down while they photograph you doing it. This is what they are longing for.”
'I lack a spoilt child to run the business': Hi-fi tycoon Julian Richer to leave company to his staff
Tuesday 19 November 2013
54-year-old has a reputation for treating his staff well
Monday 18 November 2013
Surprise, surprise. Boris Johnson has gone and caused a signature ruckus: this time saying we should celebrate, not condemn, the UK’s batch of gazillionaires. And he doesn’t stop there – saying the papers should abandon their annual rich lists and replace them with a catalogue of the country’s top 100 “Tax Heroes”, with automatic knighthoods handed out to the top 10 earners-come-tax contributors.
Sunday 17 November 2013
Thousands of construction workers on an industry “blacklist” will be offered between £1,000 and £100,000 in compensation.
Friday 15 November 2013
Thursday 07 November 2013
Outlook We should all be thankful that Andrew Sentance is no longer on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. Or, indeed, that his hawkish view of the economic world, which has seen him advocate interest rate rises since the summer of 2011, will not prevail at its meeting today.
Monday 07 October 2013
He has gained reputation as ruthless and passionate advocate of Education Secretary's reforms
Saturday 28 September 2013
Ah, it’s Stephanie Flanders, the BBC’s trusted economics editor. Another banking crisis?
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Successful funding round promises more interest in platforms aggregating content from 'old media'
Friday 20 September 2013
A Sheffield substation and a Cold War bunker get Grade II* status
Sunday 15 September 2013
Not content with four-storey statues of Alexander the Great and Mother Teresa, city planners in Skopje are now inviting bids for a version of Rome’s Spanish Steps, part of a beautification campaign that has divided residents.
Sunday 15 September 2013
Simon Roberts has travelled the coastline of Britain to create a comprehensive and fascinating photographic record of the country’s remaining pleasure piers.
How to keep your money 'out of the Chancellor's grubby mits': Government expert resigns after being secretly filmed giving tax avoidance advice
Saturday 14 September 2013
A government tax adviser has stepped down from his post after he was secretly filmed offering tips on how to keep money “out of the Chancellor's grubby mits”, according to reports.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
Leaked documents show Ukip leaders approve NHS privatisation once it becomes more 'acceptable to the electorate'
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