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If Alex Salmond inveigles us, one way or another, to become an independent country, there are at least two points I would like clarified now.
It should not surprise anyone that Henry McLeish and Lord Foulkes are supporting a question in the referendum which offers Scotland "fiscal autonomy" or "devolution max" (your report, 27 June).
FORMER first minister Henry McLeish has warned of a "real danger" of a Yes vote for independence if Labour fails to "shape up" and offer a "credible alternative" to separatism.
THE Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has warned that independence will become a reality unless more is done to highlight the costs of splitting up the United Kingdom.
If the SNP does not rise above name-calling and focus on crucial issues then voters will be left bereft
THE oldest political truism in the book is that events have a habit of changing politicians' best laid plans. The unfolding economic catastrophe facing Greece is one such event.
David Cameron has warned that the SNP government will not do "the right thing by the people of Scotland" because it is too consumed by an independence referendum on a day when his own commitment to a respect agenda was questioned.
ALEX Salmond has to find a way to persuade his party to embrace "devolution max" if he wants to move Scotland towards independence, yesterday's Scotsman conference "What Does The New Parliament Mean for Scotland?" heard.
Britain's three Crown Dependencies – Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man – have a unique constitutional status in the world – not sovereign, but virtually independent all the same. Is it on these islands that Scotland's own future may be written?
A Conservative MP will this week try to convince Westminster to hold an immediate referendum on Scottish independence.
Funding for the independence referendum campaign will not be properly policed because the SNP is refusing to allow the Electoral Commission to be involved, the UK government has claimed.
With 53 per cent 'worried' about going it alone, the SNP has its work cut out to convince a doubtful public to vote for independence
A victory for the Nationalists in the local elections would only result in a cynical manipulation of their mandate
Disengaging from the UK will require give and take if the balance sheet is to be reconciled
An independent Scotland might be faced with crippling financial problems from the very outset
To make the SNP's "arc of prosperity" a reality in an independent nation, decisions have to be made on taxes, the economy and social policy
FORMER Holyrood Presiding Officer Lord Steel has waded into the row between Westminster and Holyrood and said it would be "far better" to have only one referendum on Scottish independence.
AN INDEPENDENT Scotland could be saddled with a "terrifying" £110 billion national debt, leaving the country's finances on a par with Greece and Portugal, a leading economic think tank has warned.