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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

Moore sues over profits from 'Fahrenheit 9/11'

The lawsuit reads like the voiceover from one of Michael Moore's provocative documentaries. "This case is about classic Hollywood accounting tricks and financial deception," it begins.

Note to conservatives: it isn’t hypocritical for Michael Moore to sue someone

It's emerged that Moore’s suing fellow salad dodger Harvey Weinstein over profits from the 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

The City Diary: Antonio's smooth warning on risk

Much talk of how Antonio Horta-Osorio, the dishy Portuguese set to take charge of Lloyds Banking Group, might change the bank's culture once he's mounted the black horse.

Condoleezza Rice: I told Bush not to come back after 9/11

Condoleezza Rice has revealed that she shouted at President George Bush and banned him from returning to Washington to run the country in the chaotic few hours following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Business Diary: Why the bosses love recession

Good to have Michael Moore's take on the US recession – and to hear that he is as cynical as ever about big business. Writing for the Daily Beast website, he sees it this way: "We have to face the fact that most of America's CEOs don't want the economy to get "better". Because for them, it couldn't get better – they've got profit coming out their ears, while with 9.5 per cent unemployment their entire workforce is too scared to ask for a 25 cent-an-hour raise. They'd be happy to have things stay just like they are now. Forever."

Cameron urged to rethink referendum date

Prime Minister David Cameron was today urged to re-think plans for a referendum at the same time as elections to devolved administrations.

Scotland Secretary: abilities go beyond his mere Scottishness

While Nick Clegg and Danny Alexander enjoyed meteoric rises to cabinet rank, Michael Moore did it the hard way. The self-effacing MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk reached Parliament eight years before his more noteworthy colleagues – inheriting David Steel's seat – and it has taken him 13 years to make it to the exalted post of Secretary of State for Scotland.

Mycenaean tombs discovered might be evidence of classless society

A team of archaeologists have unearthed five chamber tombs at Ayia Sotira, a cemetery in the Nemea Valley in Greece, just a few hours walk from the ancient city of Mycenae. The tombs date from 1350 – 1200 BC, the era in which Mycenae thrived as a major centre of Greek civilization.

Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore, 126 mins, (12A)

Small-town America's love affair with capitalism has soured. Michael Moore, the man with the megaphone and the moral indignation, explains how it all went wrong

Capitalism: A Love Story (12A)

Michael Moore's new documentary doesn't just lay into the bankers behind the recent financial Armageddon.

The Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel, 87 mins, (12A)

One woman's driving accident is at the core of this mysterious exploration of Argentina, destined to become a classic

Goblins, a dentist and the worst movie ever

Sheffield Doc/Fest opens next week, in association with 'The Independent', and will feature the story of the film voted the biggest turkey in history. Alice Jones tracks down its stars and picks ten new documentary films to watch at the festival

Guy Adams: Behold! The staggering hypocrisy of Michael Moore

Mr Michael Moore is a very great documentary maker; possibly the best that Hollywood has ever seen.

Moore accused of telling tales over tequilas with Chavez

Left-wingers fall out over 'fabricated' encounter in Venice

CPS in dock as 'British Columbine' boys cleared

Jury takes just 45 minutes to decide that 'bomb plot' was little more than a fantasy
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee