‘Men have forgotten this truth,’ said the fox. ‘But you must not forget it.’
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In threatening to derail a vote on fox hunting in England, the SNP has undermined its credibility as a voice for Scotland.
Protesters gathered in force for the UK state opening of parliament on May 27.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.
‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
Will Plaid touch down at the 2016 elections?
Plaid did not fare as well as its Scottish cousin in the general election - and history can tell us why.
Murphy’s law has finally asserted itself.
The Scottish Labour leader's resignation was inevitable. You can't lose your seat and your entire Scottish beach head and seriously argue to the contrary.
‘We both knew that wouldn’t fly, Dave.’
It's obvious why the Smith Commission would never work.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition for the north of England to join Scotland. But deeper cooperation rather than secession is the answer.
Those bewigged Lords during the opening of parliament.
The UK election made an irresistible case for proportional representation, but a Conservative government is not likely to play ball. The upper house might be a compromise, though.
Difficulties need flagging up.
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The SNP's big Scottish victory might appear to put full fiscal autonomy right back on the agenda. But here's why it doesn't.
The fearsome 56?
Scotland's pre-eminent historian analyses the road ahead for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Backed by Blair?
Labour needs to focus on leadership, policies and image, if it's to bounce back.
You take the high road and I’ll take the low road.
There were two winners on Thursday night and they may well find themselves on a collision course in the new parliament.
A new era.
The Conservative Party looks set to do even better than the surprising exit polls predicted, but the real glory in this election lies with the small parties. The SNP have virtually wiped the main parties…
Result defies all predictions, putting Conservatives significantly ahead of Labour.
David Cameron enjoying the moment.
There were shock results all round, with some big names falling.
Cheers from the SNP as Labour’s Jim Murphy loses his seat.
After the astonishing events of the 2015 election, offering to implement the Smith proposals in Scotland will not suffice. The Tories will have to think bigger.
Under Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party has swept Scotland at Labour’s expense.
The Murdoch press strategy of supporting the Conservatives in England and the SNP in Scotland reflected a common interest in denying Labour government in the UK election.
All smiles for the Conservatives.
Experts provide a rolling response, live as the results come in for the 2015 general election.
On May 8, a new battle begins.
One of the consequences of the SNP's rise is that the new UK government will have very few seats in Scotland. This looks set to become a hot potato after the election.
Just try to get one past me.
One consequence of the 2010 leader debates was that they almost entirely erased women from the political discussion. It has therefore been refreshing, and widely commented upon, that three of the party…