Scottish Secretary Michael Moore says the SNP would 'pretty well say anything and do anything' to win referendum as First Minister Alex Salmond argues for a move away from current 'undemocratic' system
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Wednesday 20 March 2013
An extra £176m will be available to the Scottish Government because of decisions made in the Chancellor's Budget, according to the UK Government.
Tuesday 05 February 2013
Scotland would formally break away from the UK in March 2016 if next year’s referendum results in a vote in favour of independence, under a timetable drawn up by the Scottish Government.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
David Cameron has promised to campaign against Scottish independence with “everything we've got” as negotiations over a referendum entered their final stages.
Sunday 30 September 2012
Westminster agrees to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in referendum on independence
Sunday 08 July 2012
Paul Moore, the HBOS whistleblower, is launching a lobbying group – The New Wilberforce Alliance – to spearhead a campaign for a full public inquiry to clean up the banking industry.
Friday 23 March 2012
Less than 24 hours after George Osborne confirmed in the Budget that the Government would bring in new tax measures to encourage investment in research and development in the UK, the pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline announced it would be building its first new manufacturing facility in the UK for almost 40 years and investing £500m to create 1,000 UK jobs.
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Friday 23 March 2012
Friday 24 February 2012
The comic industry's Eisner Awards may not be globally renowned, but Hollywood and beyond certainly regards winners as having big-screen potential. But it came down to a British-based production banner, Studio Eight, to option the film rights to I Killed Adolf Hitler, a graphic novel by Norwegian comic artist Jason (aka John Arne Sæterøy). The novel's publisher, Fantagraphics, has hired screenwriter D C Walker of Up Country Productions to adapt the 2007 Eisner Award winner. The story follows the adventures of a hitman who encounters complications after travelling back in time to 1938 to assassinate Hitler.
Tuesday 14 February 2012
The Conservative Party chairman will today warn against the marginalisation of Christianity as she leads a delegation of seven ministers on an official visit to the Vatican.
Monday 08 August 2011
Theroux accepts that finding a balance between entertainment and revelation is a challenge, writes Ian Burrell
Thursday 02 June 2011
Sunday 15 May 2011
A best-selling novel unnervingly brought to life by the British film-maker Lynne Ramsay has so far been the competition highlight of the Cannes Film Festival. Based on the 2003 book by Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin stars Tilda Swinton and is directed by Glasgow-born Ramsay, who made her feature debut in Cannes in 1999 with the acclaimed Ratcatcher and whose last film was Morvern Callar in 2002.
Friday 13 May 2011
Monday 09 May 2011
The referendum on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom may offer Scots a "third way" option of greater financial freedom without leaving the Union.
Sunday 08 May 2011
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