Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond increased pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to share a public platform to debate the U.K.’s future as a poll showed more people are warming to independence for Scotland.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and his Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne have opened a new front in their austerity strategy, taking up diets in an effort to lose weight before next year’s general election.
When Queen Victoria unveiled the Italian marble staircases, mosaic tile flooring and gold leaf ceiling in Glasgow’s City Chambers in 1888, Scotland’s industrial hub was at the heart of the British Empire she ruled.
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said Scotland must relinquish the pound if voters back independence in a referendum this year, raising the stakes for nationalists as they gain in the polls.
The Scottish National Party, which won power four years ago for the first time, may still emerge as the largest group in the Edinburgh parliament after May 5 elections, according to a poll of voting intentions.
Aggreko Plc Chief Executive Officer Rupert Soames warned of the financial cost to companies should Scotland leave the U.K. and lose the pound, while other business leaders said they would cope with any currency.