Scottish Independence

Blair tells Labour: Forget about power if you tack left


LONDON - Tony Blair, the Labour Party's most successful election winner, told his party on Wednesday it could not win power in Britain by lurching to the left, urging it to embrace the centre-ground of politics instead.


Cameron seeks Syria bombing mandate to renew global image 22 Jul 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron may have won an unexpectedly decisive election victory in May, but he has yet to convince Britain's allies he is a globally engaged foreign policy player.


Insight - UK employers, economy turn sights on EU referendum risks 18 Jun 2015

LONDON - For Encocam, one of the world's few manufacturers of crash test dummies, a British exit from the European Union looks like an accident that will probably be avoided.

Bookies not backing Greek 2015 euro exit yet 17 Jun 2015

LONDON - Growing nerves over Greece have been the talk of financial markets for the past week, but online betting firms see only around a one-in-five chance it will leave the euro zone this year -- a lower likelihood than earlier this year.


SNP threatens fresh referendum unless Scotland gets more powers - FT 15 Jun 2015

LONDON - The Scottish National Party has threatened to call for another referendum to break up the United Kingdom unless the British government agrees to devolve more powers to Scotland, the Financial Times reported on Monday.


George Hay

Scots 'No' still leaves UK in limbo

The vote against secession in a landmark referendum reduces many risks: financial instability, a UK exit from Europe and a sharp fall in trade. But the bribe to 'No' voters of more devolved powers creates other dangers – including a weakening of the union.  Full Article