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Yes campaign momentum halted as new survey puts No ahead by 53-47.
Scottish No side ahead by six points in new poll
By George Eaton - 10 September 19:13

Yes campaign momentum halted as new survey puts No ahead by 53%-47%. 

Miliband is under pressure to back the government's climate change plan
By Bob Ward - 10 September 17:02

Labour is facing a test of Ed Miliband's commitment to climate change ahead of its party conference later this month.

“Head, heart and soul”: Ed Miliband’s plea to Scotland
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 15:57

The Labour leader gave a speech in Scotland today, with an argument “from the head, from the heart, from the soul”. But using Labour's appeal in Scotland was his most promising strategy.

Do the party leaders' promises of more power to Scotland mean anything?
By May2015 - 10 September 15:52

William Hague has told the House that the party leaders' indications of further devolution to Scotland are not government policy.

Inside this week’s New Statesman | Britain in meltdown
By New Statesman - 10 September 14:23

A first look at this week’s magazine.

BP chief executive says No to Scottish independence
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 13:31

BP's chief executive, Bob Dudley, has confirmed his support for a No vote in the Scottish referendum.

The PM told Scots that the referendum was not about giving "the effing Tories" a kick.
Will Cameron's "effing Tories" remark help or hurt the No side?
By George Eaton - 10 September 13:05

The PM told Scots that the referendum was not about giving "the effing Tories" a kick. 

The Severn Bridge seen from Chepstow, Wales.
Operation disintegration: has the Scotland debate made regional parties smell blood?
By Alexander Woolley - 10 September 12:58

Time for a separate Cornish state, or an English First Minister? How about a breakaway Wales, or resurrecting Wessex? The UK's regional parties reflect on what the Scottish independence debate means for them.

Cranes operate near Battersea Power Station in London.
David Lammy on housing: "We cannot build some of the dross that's been built in the past"
By Alexander Woolley - 10 September 11:18

Labour MPs and potential rival mayoral candidates David Lammy and Tessa Jowell are among those fighting for co-operative approaches to London's problems.

Why house prices are so expensive
By May2015 - 10 September 11:00

In the 1970s the state built 140,000 homes a year. For the past twenty years they have built at a rate of fewer than 30,000.

A pro-independence campaigner at a rally in Edinburgh. Photo: Getty
Independence of the Scottish mind has shown up the failure of British nationalism
By Gerry Hassan - 10 September 10:24

Whatever the outcome of the referendum on 18 September, a different Scotland has emerged and found expression. The idea of independence has taken hold.

Net neutrality shows that global cooperation is more important than national independence
By Sam Fowles - 10 September 10:11

Today is a net neutrality "day of action". But what is net neutrality, and what does it tell us about today's debates on Scottish independence and EU membership?

Unionist disunity? John Major blames Labour’s “deadly legacy” for putting the Union at risk
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 9:37

The former Conservative Prime Minister has stepped in to the Scottish independence debate, criticising the Labour party.

Lisa Nandy's speech at the Compass Annual Lecture: full text
By Lisa Nandy - 10 September 8:28

Nothing left to lose? Freedom and the left.

Air pollution in London is set to haunt Boris Johnson again
By Murad Qureshi - 10 September 8:19

Air pollution in London will haunt the Mayor of London once again, as his appearance at parliament's Environment Committee today marks an annus horribilis for air quality in the capital.

David Cameron: “We do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart”
By Anoosh Chakelian - 10 September 7:57

The Prime Minister’s last-minute plea to Scotland.

How can Gordon Brown save the Union, when he is no more trusted than Alistair Darling?
By May2015 - 09 September 14:38

Gordon Brown is spearheading Westminster's attempt to keep the union together, but he is scarcely more trusted than the current crop of unionist leaders.

How the Square Mile could be an unexpected counter to our “Downton Abbey-style society”
By Mark Boleat - 09 September 14:26

After recent reports that Britain is "deeply elitist", the City of London insists that social mobility is being championed where you would least expect.

Why a climate change agreement next year could be global diplomacy's last stand
By Alastair Harper - 09 September 14:15

With the golden age of international diplomacy behind us, the UK government has today published its thoughts on why a global deal on climate change is going to happen and is in our interest.

Why the Yes campaign would win a second independence referendum
By May2015 - 09 September 14:07

Better Together needs to win back under 40s and Labour supporters - many of whom seemed decided a month ago.

Leaders pull out of PMQs because of Scotland: a show of desperation?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 September 12:31

The three main party leaders have put out a joint statement saying they won't partake in Prime Minister's Questions tomorrow, because they want to concentrate on the Scottish referendum campaign.

Are MPs too busy to keep their promise to the world’s poorest?
By Richard Darlington - 09 September 10:57

This week, 100 MPs need to turn up to vote on the 0.7 per cent spending commitment on international development. At the moment, it's too close to call whether the bill will pass.

Welcome to our new elections site, May2015.com
By Helen Lewis - 09 September 9:44

The New Statesman has launched a special election site called May2015.com - visit it for polling, analysis and constituency reporting.

Labour must act in Scotland no matter the outcome of the referendum
By Douglas Beattie - 09 September 9:09

Independence or not, Labour in Scotland needs to feel distinctly separate these days, when so many in a land once seen as red in tooth and claw are supporting the nationalist cause.

Gordon Brown: the man who will save the Union?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 09 September 8:30

The UK press is praising the former Labour Prime Minister for his 11th-hour intervention, suggesting he should have had a more significant role in the Better Together campaign.

The former PM seizes the initiative on a plan for further devolution to Scotland.
Brown takes charge as Cameron backs his plan for "Scottish Home Rule"
By George Eaton - 08 September 18:54

The former PM seizes the initiative with a timetable for further devolution to Scotland. 

It don't matter if you're left or right: a new manifesto campaign
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 16:57

The Social Economy Alliance is launching a new "stealth campaign" today, splicing photos of left and right-wing figures' faces and plastering them around Westminster Tube.

Chuka Umunna's speech to the TUC: full text
By Chuka Umunna - 08 September 15:47

The shadow business secretary's message is pro-worker, pro-business.

The timing of the vote, the wording of the question, and allowing 16-17-year-olds to vote.
How Salmond outplayed Cameron in the Scottish referendum talks
By George Eaton - 08 September 15:45

The timing of the vote, the wording of the question, and allowing 16-17-year-olds to vote. 

Labour’s civil service reform proposals are wise, but could be derailed by a future coalition
By Anoosh Chakelian - 08 September 15:37

The shadow cabinet office minister Michael Dugher has announced Labour’s plans for government: parties’ attitudes towards the civil service are vital, particularly in an age of coalition politics.

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