Union

Scotland’s miraculous century (it started with the Union)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

In 1707 Scotland surrendered what it had of its independence by the Treaty of Union with England. That independence had…

Yes or no, I’ll never feel the same about the Scots

20 September 2014 9:00 am

I doubt I’m alone among English readers of this magazine in having felt uncomfortable with our last issue. ‘Please stay…

One week to save Britain

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Next week, the most important vote in recent British history will be held. Indeed, it may well turn out to…

Secret oil fields! Skewed polls! The Yes campaign is losing the plot

9 August 2014 9:00 am

 Edinburgh When the histories of the Scottish independence debate are written, 13 February 2014 will be seen as a crucial…

Andrew Marr's diary: Ruins on Crete and a spat with Alex Salmond

19 April 2014 9:00 am

A week away in Crete: I’ve come for the archaeology and culture — little patches of Minos, ancient Greece, Byzantium and…

Scots and English are the same people, with different accents. Why pretend otherwise?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Sometimes it is easy to understand why countries break up. Some founder on the rocks of their internal contradictions. Others…

James Forsyth: Insurgents are remaking British politics

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Next year will decide the fate of the United Kingdom. The Scottish independence referendum on the 18th of September could…

George Galloway's one-man mission to save the Union

16 November 2013 9:00 am

George Galloway is unhappy. One of his interlocutors on Twitter has told him to ‘Fuck off back to England’. Gorgeous…