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Scottish independence vote: will Gordon Brown's speech save the Union?

Nick Miller It was a battle of the barnstormers overnight, as the heavyweights of the Yes and No campaigns pulled out all the rhetorical stops for the final bout of the Scotland independence referendum.

Gordon Brown enters the battle for Scotland

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown, once ranked Britain's most unpopular prime minister in half a century, may yet emerge as the man who convinces Scots to reject independence.

Rupert Murdoch lied under oath to inquiry, says Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown at the Leveson inquiry.

Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has lambasted Rupert Murdoch before Britain's media ethics inquiry, claiming the media mogul lied under oath to the inquiry and saying a Murdoch tabloid had...

Gordon Brown visits Afghanistan

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has promised British troops 200 new patrol vehicles during an unannounced visit to southern Afghanistan.

Gordon Brown in 'bigot' gaffe

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UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologises after a microphone catches him attacking a pensioner he had just met on the campaign trail.

Gordon Brown steps down

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Gordon Brown announces his intention to resign in a bid to keep the Labour Party in power.

An exhausted, divided Scotland begins the hard work of making unity work

Police stand guard while Union loyalists clash with independence campaigners in Glasgow's George Square.

Nick Miller Edinburgh: So Scotland stays in the United Kingdom. But what next? The nation has been left bitter, divided and with difficult decisions to make and promises to fulfil.

Scotland rejects independence in referendum vote

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Nick Miller The United Kingdom faces its biggest political revolution in centuries as David Cameron announces constitutional shake-up in wake of Scots rejecting independence.

Live: Scottish independence referendum result

Scotland's future ... A young girl has yes stickers placed on her face in George Square, just a few hours before polling stations will close in the Scottish independence referendum in Glasgow, Scotland.

Chris Zappone, Lisa Visentin, Sophia Phan Scotland is holding a referendum on whether it should exit the United Kingdom, ending a union with England that has been in place for more than three centuries.

Scottish independence vote shows a global crisis of the metropolitan elites

Economic future: Scottish voters were asked if they wished to walk away from British institutions, but this would also have thrown into question their future currency.

Neil Irwin When you get past the details of the Scottish independence referendum on Thursday, there is a broader story, also playing out in other advanced nations. It is a crisis of the elites.

Time to test the ties that bind as Scotland votes on future of the Union

Pro-independence supporters gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

Nick Miller In a battle of the heavyweights, the gloves are off as former British prime minister Gordon Brown pounds his point in favour of the Union and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond delivers his...

Scotland's future up to the undecided

Nick Miller In Edinburgh Scots have been threatened with a health service crisis, financial panic and a defence nightmare if they vote to go it alone, as the independence campaign enters its passionate, bitter final 24 hours.

Heavyweights deliver last-minute pitches to sway Scotland's vote for independence

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown

Nick Miller It was a battle of the barnstormers overnight, as heavyweights of the Yes and No campaigns pulled out all the rhetorical stops for the final sprint of the Scotland independence referendum.

Threats and promises in final, passionate push to Scottish referendum

Painting the Saltire in Glasgow's George Square.

Nick Miller Scots have been threatened with a health service crisis, financial panic and a defence nightmare if they vote to go it alone, as the independence campaign enters its passionate, bitter final 24 hours.

Scotland independence vote: fears over new financial crisis

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Simon Johnson and Matthew Holehouse Britain faces a period of severe economic turbulence if Scotland votes for independence next week, economists warned on Friday, as the prospect of a Yes vote threatened a new financial crisis.

More Scots back independence as poll puts 'No' lead at six points

Two sides: Asbo (left) wears a Union Jack and Millie the Saltire at the 150th Birnam Highland Games in Perthshire, Scotland.

Rodney Jefferson The latest poll on Scottish independence shows the lead for the No campaign down to six percentage points.

David Cameron under pressure to ask the Queen to speak out in support of the Union

The Queen with Prince Philip and Prince Charles.

Gordon Rayner, Christopher Hope and Peter Dominiczak Britain's Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron is under growing pressure to ask the Queen to speak out in support of the Union as another opinion poll confirms a surge in support for Scottish...

'Giant of history': Quotes from leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial

'Man of the people': Nelson Mandela remembered.

World leaders, family, friends and thousands of mourners who queued for hours to secure a seat in Johannesburg's FNB stadium paid tribute to South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Alan Turing, who broke Enigma code in World War II, pardoned by Queen over conviction for homosexuality

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Britain has granted a posthumous pardon to Alan Turing, the World War II code-breaking hero who killed himself after he was convicted of the then crime of homosexuality.

British Labour man Tony Benn dies aged 88

The stalwart of the British left is remembered for renouncing his aristocratic title and winning respect across the political spectrum.