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In London, the Tory mayor Boris Johnson said Scotland going independent would be “an utter catastrophe”.
“We are on the verge of trashing our global name and brand in an act of self-mutilation that will leave our international rivals stunned, gleeful and discreetly scornful,” he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
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In choosing a week to bury excruciating news, the Liberal Democrats have excelled at an ugly art. Westminster slumbers in recess, voters are on holiday or reeling from the latest horrors of Isis – and Nick Clegg tersely announces Lord Rennard has been reinstated as a party member, all disciplinary action miraculously evaporated.
The appointment of new peers last week has pushed the size of the Lords to its greatest since it was last reformed in 1999. Meg Russell… 1,339 more words