With the CBI having already warned of the risks to industry of Britain no longer being at the heart of the European Union, a further uncomfortable truth surrounding the Conservative Party’s increasingly isolationist rhetoric is now becoming apparent.
Polling published today by Ipsos Mori for The Times suggests that the SNP’s independence headache continues as support for Scotland staying in the UK has increased to its highest level since August 2011.
Britain’s number one tennis player, Andy Murray has waded into the world of politics, by urging fellow Scots to use their heads rather than their hearts in deciding whether to become an independent country.
The Scottish nationalists pick the best years for North Sea oil receipts and extrapolate into the future. The pro-UK voices point out that the decision to leave the UK is a long-term one and so we must look beyond short-term and simplistic analysis.
While Westminster is absorbed by the difficulties facing Nick Clegg over allegations relating to the conduct of the former Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard, it remains the economy that will decide the result of the next General Election.
A new poll has found that Scottish voters are more concerned with the bread and butter issues such as the cost of living than they are an independent Scotland.
Nick Clegg yesterday upped the rhetoric in the debate over Scottish independence by declaring that the case for Scotland going it alone will be ‘annihilated’.
Alex Salmond has received a boost to his dream of an independent Scotland as the latest polling shows a four per cent increase in support for independence since October.
Left Foot Forward’s Devolution Correspondent Ed Jacobs looks ahead to what 2013 has in store for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies in Edinburgh highlights the financial issues an independent Scotland would have to contend with.