Scots have the intrinsic ability to switch allegiance just depending on what advantage there is to be gained
PRIME Minister Gordon Brown is expected to claim today that a Tory government would undermine the Union.
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LABOUR has moved to reclaim the Saltire from the Nationalists by emphasising it is the flag for every Scot, not just those who believe in independence.
The first priority for the Scottish people is not separation but social justice
THE Liberal Democrats suffered a setback yesterday when the commission examining devolution explicitly ruled out the party's preferred policy of federalism.
THE man behind the financial formula that results in Scotland getting £1,600 more per head than England yesterday warned it could result in the break-up of the UK.
ALMOST a third of people in England think Scotland receives more than its fair share of government cash, a survey revealed today.
GORDON Brown last night attacked Scottish nationalism by saying that the banking crisis had proven the case for the Union.
BORIS Johnson sparked an angry cross-border row last night by claiming Londoners resent "forking out for things in Scotland".
SCOTTISH Labour MPs have given a stark warning that the country will become independent within a few years unless the party wakes up to the threat of a Conservative government at Westminster.
SCOTTISH Labour leader Wendy Alexander today challenged Alex Salmond to bring forward his planned referendum when he announces his legislative programme next week.
A DAY of extraordinary disarray within Labour has left serious questions hanging over the party's leadership on both sides of the Border. Days after Wendy Alexander, the Scottish Labour leader, called for a referendum on independence, Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister, directly contradicted her when put on the spot at Westminster yesterday.
GORDON Brown today moved to defend and clarify comments made this week by Wendy Alexander about a Scottish independence referendum.
GORDON Brown, the Prime Minister, has turned his back on what could be the biggest constitutional upheaval for 300 years by saying a vote on the break-up of the United Kingdom is a matter for the Labour leader in Scotland.
ONE of the country's biggest unions will declare this week that it is time for Scottish independence to be considered by all political parties.
A HUGE gulf emerged yesterday between the aspirations of Westminster and Holyrood for the role of joint ministerial committees (JMCs) as Alex Salmond met with ministers to discuss the body.
The constitutional debate can wait until after we have tackled priorities such as education, writes ARCHIE STIRLING
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today challenged opposition parties to come up with an alternative to independence that could be put to the public in a referendum.
JUST before midday yesterday, the political ground in Scotland shifted, starting a process that will change the United Kingdom for ever.
SEVEN out of ten English voters want to keep the Union between England and Scotland, an opinion poll has revealed.
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