Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said it is now “almost impossible” to hold elections before a five-year term is up. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Legislation passed by the British government, which laid down that future governments should last five years, is posing significant constitutional fe(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused the Scottish National Party of being in “an unholy alliance”. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Labour leader Ed Miliband, who faces major losses in Scotland in May’s general election, has accused the Scottish National Party (SNP) of “an unholy (...)

First minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. “I have said repeatedly that a formal coalition between Labour and the SNP was highly unlikely, [and] would not be my preference.” Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Conservatives’ decision to target the role the Scottish National Party could play in the next House of Commons shows that it no longer “even prete(...)

David Cameron is accused of “cowering” after making one excuse too many for why he won’t debate other party leaders on TV.  Photograph: Andy Rain/AFP/Getty Images

“Politics of fear” usually refers to tactics that spur the electorate to vote one way by suggesting that to do otherwise would threaten their individu(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron has refused to take part in a head-to-head debate with Labour leader Ed Miliband. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime minister David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband have traded vicious insults as the row about the holding of general election television de(...)

Top talk: Ed Miliband (right) is congratulated by Scottish Labour Party leader Jim Murphy following his speech at the Scottish Labour Party Conference in Edinburgh. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Labour’s Ed Miliband gave one of his best speeches on Saturday before a two-thirds filled hall in Edinburgh, passionately putting forward his vision f(...)

A 16,000-ton Royal Navy Trident-class nuclear submarine: besides scrapping the Trident plan, the SNP wants tax powers devolved  and a reversal of spending cuts. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Labour would not scrap plans to replace the UK’s nuclear missile force as part of the price for the Scottish National Party’s support after the May e(...)

Celtic fans unveil a banner depicting their version of the four horsemen of the apocalypse during the Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“I got feelings in my skin.” “What kind of feelings?” “It’s hard to say, kid. You know quite a bit before water boils, it gets to heavin’ around? That(...)

A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, has condemned the BBC’s refusal to review its decision to exclud(...)

Scotland and its fractious politics returned to centre stage at Westminster last week, a combination of unfinished referendum business and pre-general(...)