Ed Miliband’s Constitutional Convention: is he letting a crisis go to waste?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 17:56

The Labour leader has responded to David Cameron’s ideas for constitutional change with a plan of his own. But does it go far enough?

Without the consent of the public, decisions taken to devolve powers will be seen as a political fix.
People, not politicians, must shape our new constitutional settlement
By Tessa Jowell - 19 September 17:25

Without the consent of the public, decisions taken to devolve powers will be seen as a political fix.

Alex Salmond will step down as SNP leader and Scotland's First Minister
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 16:20

Scotland's First Minister and the SNP leader will resign following his defeat in the Scottish independence referendum.

Scottish referendum: why did supposed Yes strongholds vote No?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 16:09

Off predictions or wacky results? Many of the areas that were expected to vote for independence voted No. 

Deputy Prime Ministers backs compromise of an English grand committee.
Clegg rejects full English votes for English laws
By George Eaton - 19 September 13:40

Deputy Prime Ministers backs compromise of an English grand committee to amend legislation. 

Watch: David Cameron's speech following the Scottish referendum No vote
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 13:25

The Prime Minister gave a speech after the Scottish referendum result.

Watch: Alistair Darling's speech following Better Together's Scottish referendum victory
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 13:06

The Better Together leader gave a speech following Scotland's No vote.

Watch: Alex Salmond's speech following his Scottish referendum defeat
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 12:57

The First Minister gave a speech reacting to Scotland rejecting independence.

In pictures: the reaction to the Scottish independence referendum
By New Statesman - 19 September 10:43

A look at what was happening around the country as Scotland voted no to independence.

Tam Dalyell, Labour MP for West Lothian from 1962 to 1983. Photo: George Freston/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
What is the West Lothian Question?
By Caroline Crampton - 19 September 8:32

The thorny issue of “English votes for English laws”.

Our present constitutional settlement is not merely unacceptable; it is broken.
After Scotland, something fundamental has to change - and will change
By Jason Cowley - 19 September 8:25

Our present constitutional settlement is not merely unacceptable; it is broken.

Having opposed "two classes of MPs", Miliband faces a huge political dilemma.
Cameron promises English votes for English laws - what does Labour do now?
By George Eaton - 19 September 8:00

Having opposed "two classes of MPs", Miliband faces a huge political dilemma. 

The First Minister says Scotland has chosen not to become an independent country "at this stage".
Salmond hints at second independence referendum in concession speech
By George Eaton - 19 September 6:49

The First Minister says Scotland has chosen not to become an independent country "at this stage". 

Scotland has voted against independence. Photo: Getty
Scotland has voted No to independence: what now for the key players?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 6:12

Scotland has opted to remain in the Union. What happens next?

The No side is on course for a double-digit win.
Scotland has rejected independence
By George Eaton - 19 September 5:29

The No side is on course for a double-digit win. 

If it's a No, what will David Cameron say in his speech tomorrow morning?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 19 September 2:49

The Prime Minister is set to speak first thing tomorrow morning. Following a No vote, he will have to address the English Question.

Pressed for an answer: Friday's Scottish referendum front pages
By Media Mole - 19 September 0:22

Here are the newspaper's front pages.

Full coverage of the 32 local counts that will determine the outcome.
Scottish referendum: the results as they come in
By George Eaton - 18 September 22:00

Full coverage of the 32 local counts that will determine the outcome. 

"Good morning, Grindr user": the app's users get some unusual questioning
Date with destiny: Scottish Grindr users back the Union (or do they?)
By Media Mole - 18 September 18:23

One intrepid young researcher set out to ask Scottish users of the gay/bi/bicurious-aimed dating app a slightly more serious question than usual. 

The New Statesman’s Scottish referendum coverage
By Caroline Crampton - 18 September 15:36

We’ll be here all night!

What time will we know the result of the Scottish independence referendum?
By Anoosh Chakelian - 18 September 14:19

How early should we wake up on Friday 19 September to find out what's happened? Or will we just be awoken by Westminster politicians howling in the streets?

What would the future hold for Scottish higher education in an independent Scotland?
By Fiona Rutherford - 18 September 12:43

STEM academics are planning to vote No in today's referendum over concerns that they will lose a significant amount of UK-wide research funding.

Polling Scotland's poor: surveys still don't reach all parts of the population
By Kirsteen Shields - 18 September 12:35

Despite efforts to improve polling methods, survey polls still do not reach many parts of the population: the poor who have been passed over could be the key to a Yes win.

An Iraqi-Kurdish fighter at a checkpoint west of Arbil. Photo: Getty
The first “war on terror” was a failure. Do we really need a sequel?
By Mehdi Hasan - 18 September 12:24

Just because there are no good options in Iraq doesn’t mean we have to pick the worst option.

Will the "missing million" vote Yes or No in the Scottish referendum?
By Maya Oppenheim - 18 September 11:53

With 97 per cent of the Scottish population registered to vote, a record turnout could swing the pendulum in favour of the Yes or No camp.

After the referendum, will it then be time to answer the English Question?
By Michael Kenny - 18 September 11:53

English-wide interests and identities need to be reflected and expressed in a reconstituted UK.

Andrew Marr at the Edinburgh Book Festival in 2013. Photo: Getty
Andrew Marr: Why I’m torn over Scotland
By Andrew Marr - 18 September 11:38

Plus: the pleasures of getting fatter, and an audience at No 10.

Sadly, @BolsoverBeast on Twitter is not Dennis Skinner. Image: Dan Murrell/NS
Commons Confidential: Mystery beast stalks Twitter
By Kevin Maguire - 18 September 11:31

Plus: mastication continues to gnaw away at Ed Miliband.

Scotland in the sun. © Terry Vine/J Patrick Lane/Blend Images/Corbis
Leader: After the referendum
By New Statesman - 18 September 11:26

If Scottish Labour is to be rebuilt, it must draw inspiration from the energy, civic nationalism and creativity demonstrated by the pro-independence movement.

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Photo: Getty
Edinburgh reaches fever pitch, Salmond’s “no change” change, and Nick Robinson smells anxiety
By Jason Cowley - 18 September 9:37

NS editor Jason Cowley writes from a cold, grey-skied Edinburgh on the eve of the vote.

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