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  • 07:30
    Douglas Alexander MP

    Labour's Douglas Alexander tells BBC Breakfast the Yes campaign is struggling after last week when 'economic risks suddenly became very real'.

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  • 07:00

    The Scottish NHS is facing a £400m funding gap, according to a document seen by the BBC and the Herald.

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  • 07:00

    The NHS in England is likely to end the year almost £1bn in the red, health officials tell the Guardian.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 07:00

    Former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan tells the Financial Times the economic consequences of Scottish independence would be 'surprisingly negative... more so than the Nationalist party is in any way communicating'.

    Read on at The Financial Times

  • 07:00
    Keith Vaz MP

    Home Affairs Committee Chair Kieth Vaz tells BBC Breakfast people who paid unnecessarily to get their passports fast-tracked should receive compensation.

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  • 00:01

    The PCS union backs a report into the Passport Office crisis by MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, but warns: 'The union would not accept simply rebranding the agency'.

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  • 00:01

    MPs on the Home Affairs Committee call for the Passport Office to be brought back under the direct control of ministers following this summer's processing delays.

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  • 00:01

    Responding to a report by MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee, Labour's Shadow Environment Minister Barry Gardiner says the Government has been 'a disaster for the environment'.

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  • 00:01

    MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee give the Government a ‘red card’ for efforts 'to reduce health-damaging air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding'.

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  • 00:01

    Business Secretary Vince Cable is set to announce £4m of funding to tackle cyber security threats in partnership with the United States.

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  • 00:01

    Speaking on the Scottish independence campaign trail later today, former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy is set to say: 'Together, our family of nations has achieved great things.'

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  • 00:01

    On the independence referendum campaign trail later, Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise 'change for a stronger Scotland and a better Britain' if Scots reject independence.

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  • 00:01

    Shadow Immigration Minister David Hanson says a report by MPs on the Passport Office crisis 'rightly exposes David Cameron’s Government’s complacency and incompetence in allowing the passport crisis to spiral out of control this summer.'

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  • Monday 15th September
  • 23:32

    Cameron, Miliband and Clegg sign No vote pledge in the Daily Record.

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  • 23:00
    Stewart Hosie MP

    SNP MP Stewart Hosie tells Newsnight that Scotland would not have to re-enter the EU if it votes Yes on Thursday.

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  • 22:46
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells Newsnight Scots should vote No for devolution, and the choice to hold a referendum was the 'right decision'.

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  • 22:11

    Liz McInnes selected for Heywood and Middleton by-election

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  • 18:30

    Ashcroft National Poll: Con 33%, Lab 33%, Lib Dem 9%, UKIP 14%, Green 6%

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  • 17:13

    David Cameron tells an audience in Aberdeen 'don't lose faith... head, heart and soul, we want you to stay'.

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  • 16:56

    Gordon Brown will call for three 'guarantees' for Scotland before the referendum when he delivers a speech in Edinburgh.

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  • 16:20
    Alistair Darling MP

    Alistair Darling tells Sky News that the Scottish referendum debate must be conducted in an atmosphere where people feel they can speak out and express their points of view.

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  • 16:09

    A Lord Ashcroft poll shows top-line voting intention figures of Con 33%, Lab 33%, Lib Dem 9%, UKIP 14%, Green 6%, a neck-and-neck showing for the two main parties.

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  • 15:20
    Philip Hammond MP

    Philip Hammond tells BBC News the UK will play a 'leading role' in the coalition against IS.

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  • 14:46
    Willie Bain MP

    Labour MP Willie Bain tells BBC News it isclear to him after knocking on doors that people living in deprived areas want 'change' in Scotland.

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  • 14:11

    Unite union call for employers to be flexible on work hours on Thursday as the Scottish referendum is expected to have a record turnout.

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  • 14:04

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission announces it is launching an investigation into the chief constable of Wiltshire Police over how he handled complaints on the force’s response to allegations of sexual abuse.

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  • 13:49
    Alistair Carmichael MP

    Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael calls on Alex Salmond to 'pull the heat out' of the independence debate.

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  • 13:16

    The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee expresses concern that the new lobbying tsar will not respond appropriately to any problems she encounters with the Government’s lobbying register.

    Read on at Public Affairs News

  • 13:14

    Read the full statement from participating nations at the Paris summit on the threat of Islamic State here.

    Read on at French Foreign Ministry

  • 12:55

    The nations represented at today's Paris summit agree 'appropriate military aid' for Iraqi armed forces to tackle the threat of so-called Islamic State terrorists.

    Read on at ITV news

  • 12:38
    Mark Field MP

    Mark Field tells the Daily Politics programme that the government's recall bill is a 'nothing' bill and that the government might as well not put it forward at all.

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  • 12:36
    Zac Goldsmith MP

    Tory MP Zac Goldsmith tells BBC Two's Daily Politics that Nick Clegg's recall bill is a 'con'.

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  • 12:28

    Labour's Shadow Transport team claims its research has 'exposed secret government plans to raise fares for commuters in the South East'.

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  • 12:27

    A man has admitted assaulting Respect MP George Galloway.

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  • 12:25

    Read a summary of today's lobby briefing with the Prime Minister's spokesman here. Downing Street confirms the PM has spoken with the family of murdered hostage David Haines and refuses to commit to needing a UN Security Council resolution to act against IS.

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  • 12:14
    Lord Reid

    Lord Reid denies that polls on independence are tight because Labour is failing in Scotland. He also tells the Daily Politics that Alex Salmond is "dog whistling" by referring to the 'Westminster parties'.

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  • 12:08

    The Electoral Commission reports £130,000 in donations to registered campaigners at the Scottish Independence Referendum in its fourth and final pre-poll donations and loans report.

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  • 12:08

    Scottish Labour MP Johann Lamont says Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond 'views ...jobs as a price worth paying for his separation project'.

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  • 11:53
    Alex Salmond

    Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond tells BBC News that David Cameron has been 'caught red-handed' pressuring businesses into attacking Scottish independence.

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  • 11:52

    Writing on the ConservativeHome blog, Tory MP Daniel Kawczynski says that defending the UK's Eastern European NATO allies is 'vital to our own security'.

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  • 11:50

    Chief Executive of Yes Scotland, Blair Jenkins, tells BBC Daily Politics he doesn't condemn the BBC protests and that 'people are angry and hurt' at the coverage.

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  • 09:51

    Sadiq Khan, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary, says the Justice Secretary is 'blocking others from research which he knows would expose the mess he's presiding over'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 09:48

    In an article for the Chamberlain Files website, former defence secretary Bob Ainsworth says Vladimir Putin is 'equally dangerous' as Joseph Stalin.

    Read on at The Chamberlain Files

  • 09:00

    Labour’s Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran has accused Health Secretary Alex Neil of misleading people across Scotland and 'directly contradicted himself' regarding privatisation in the NHS.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 08:59
    John Redwood MP

    Speaking on the Today programme Tory MP John Redwood calls for the formation of an English parliament.

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  • 08:56
    Dame Anne Begg MP

    Labour MP Dame Anne Begg, who represents a Scottish constituency, says any plan to give English MPs greater powers over English matters needs to be considered as part of a wider package of constitutional reform.

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  • 08:34
    Kenny MacAskill

    Kenny MacAskill, the Scottish Justice Secretary, says ordinary Scots who have been let down by the Union, not celebrities, will decide the fate of the independence referendum on Thursday.

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