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Scottish independence makes no economic sense whatsoever

The question is whether the citizens of a future Scottish state believe that the apparent emotional ...

How Scotland could be better off without its big banks

Scotland's banks have vast balance sheets, worth more than twelve times the country's £150bn GDP. Th...

Are the Scots really sucking up a massive subsidy?

Public service spending per head in Scotland is is higher than in England. But it's lower than in No...

Claudia Winkleman: This is goodbye. For a bit

Take It From Me: 'Someone else will have to worry about the credit crunch while I am immersed in the details of John Sergeant's foxtrot'

Claudia Winkleman: Have an idea, Dave

Take It From Me: 'Maybe Cameron should step away from the Hackett catalogue, and have a good think about the health service'

Claudia Winkleman: Death by diet

Take It From Me: 'There is no one more enraged than a woman on a diet. I nearly killed a man after two days on the Atkins'

Claudia Winkleman: "Civilians" do things at a different pace

Take It From Me: 'Unless you are Peaches or Britney, by month two you are still at the stage of waking up before him to brush your teeth'

Claudia Winkleman: I'm sticking up for Jordan, again

Take It From Me: 'Jordan is the fantasy. If you asked 100 women who they'd like to be, most would say Kirsty Wark. They're lying'

Claudia Winkleman: Don't forget the kids

Take It From Me: 'The camera is in the bag, which is now in the boot of the taxi, and Mummy is going to pull her hair out'

Claudia Winkleman: I've found the best place in the world

Take It From Me: 'The Grand Canyon will make you marvel at the planet. But it won't make you high-five a man selling waffles'

Claudia Winkleman: Don't let your man near a nanny

Take It From Me: 'When Ethan Hawke considered having an affair, did he think of casting the net a little wider than his own kitchen?'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'Men will stop and marvel at a parked car. Am I missing something? Does it cook? Can it speak six languages?'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'My husband is at the gym constantly. He's even created special Sports Day chants to sing with our five-year-old'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'Pregnant women glow because they are sweating – rivulets of perspiration running from their armpits to their feet'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'Should I have a picture taken in a tank top, big pants and no make-up to prove that looks aren't everything?'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'My husband says he's wheat-intolerant. He's given up bread. No biggie, I thought – but I should have hit the panic button...'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'Basically, the human population can be divided into two groups – those who like festivals and those who don't'

Claudia Winkleman: Take It From Me

'The Sex and the City movie is a bit like the All Saints comeback and the return of the Jammy Dodger – all wrong'
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