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The campaign against Scottish independence must move beyond economics to arguments of the “head and heart”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Salmond rises in Scottish poll as opponents flounder

After four years in power, the SNP looksset to make gains

Andrew Grice: Miliband finds he has little room for manoeuvre on AV

Labour sympathisers cannot simply vote against the Coalition

Twilight revolt: MPs hit back at whips' demands for evening votes

For years they have been feared and loathed in equal measure, rumoured to have the ability to reduce errant MPs to tears and submission with a flick through their "little black book".

Lib Dem Hugh O'Donnell quits over 'betrayal'

A Liberal Democrat candidate has quit his party with a broadside against the "betrayal" of coalition with the Conservatives.

Lifeline for battered Lib Dems in Tunbridge Wells by-election

Battered Liberal Democrats were boosted by a shock council by-election triumph in Tunbridge Wells Borough, covering the genteel Kent spa town and home of the legendary "Disgusted".

Council by-election wins for Labour

Labour surged in votes and seats with two gains in the latest council by-elections.

Retailers act like political barons, claims Salmond

Alex Salmond has lambasted the UK's biggest supermarkets as the new "barons of politics" after the Members of the Scottish Parliament last week voted against a punitive special tax increase for large retailers that was intended to raise £30m.

Labour celebrates council by-election breakthrough

Labour surged from bottom of the poll to the top when it snatched a surprise council by-election breakthrough.

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Weather fells Scottish minister

A new Scottish transport minister has been announced, one day after Stewart Stevenson bowed to pressure and resigned.

Transport minister resigns over snow chaos

Scotland's transport minister resigned yesterday following criticism of his handling of travel problems caused by the poor weather.

Cheap at half the price? MPs' expenses plummet

Expenses claimed by MPs have halved in the new Parliament, the first breakdown of payments since the general election has revealed. They were paid £3.1m between May and the end of August, with more than 70 MPs claiming nothing over that period.

Tory hopes shot down amid airbases concern

Tories tumbled to defeat in a Scottish council by-election amid concerns over defence cuts.

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