“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

British PM David Cameron’s proposed referendum aims to resolve ambivalence towards Brussels or at least close divisions that have dogged the Conservatives for decades. Photograph: Getty Images

Forty years ago this week, British voters went to the polls in the country’s first referendum on European Union membership. By a majority of two to on(...)

Charles Kennedy: colleagues who helped him clear out his Westminster office were  not surprised not to hear from him. It had often been thus in recent decades because of the alcoholism he endured

Charles Kennedy, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, died yesterday aged 55. A shy man, he retreated into the background after he lost his House o(...)

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: Most Scots favour staying in the EU. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned a British exit from the European Union could lead to another Scottish independence referendum. In (...)

First Minister Peter Robinson: underwent procedure at the Ulster Hospital. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson is being assessed in a Belfast hospital after undergoing a procedure for a heart condition. Mr R(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon greets British Prime Minister David Cameron at Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Photograph:  EPA/Robert Perry

A second Scottish independence referendum is “not remotely on the cards”, British prime minister David Cameron has said.But nationalist demands for gr(...)

SNP MPs crowd around party leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has spent the last few days in London to drive home the message that she is in charge. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Photographers crowded outside the St Stephen’s entrance to the houses of parliament in the untypically warm May sunshine, struggling to fit all of the(...)

Scottish first minister and Scottish Nationalist Party leader  Nicola Sturgeon stopped short of seeking full powers quickly over  all Scottish taxes and spending. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron must concede significantly more powers to Scotland, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has demanded, though(...)

Nicola Sturgeon leaves after attending a service of national thanksgiving to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe, at Westminster Abbey in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the Scottish National Party is not “changing its tune” on Scottish independence after her predecessor Alex Salmond said t(...)

Leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon celebrates during the Glasgow electon declarations.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scots were warned by the Labour Party during the general election campaign that a vote for the SNP would result in David Cameron returning in triumph (...)