Scottish independence

‘Stop whining, Remainers, and save the UK’
Pro-independence demonstrators in 2014
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‘Stop whining, Remainers, and save the UK’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Jan 2021
Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for ‘illegal’ independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon attends Scottish Parliament in Holyrood
Behind the scenes

Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for ‘illegal’ independence referendum

Critics slam SNP’s ‘deluded’ pledge to hold new vote without consent of Westminster
25 Jan 2021
Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?
Nicola Sturgeon welcomes Boris Johnson outside Bute House
In Depth

Was Johnson right to label Scottish devolution a ‘disaster’?

Prime minister’s intervention may betray Conservative fears over the state of the union
19 Nov 2020
Conservatives wargaming to stop Scottish independence
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In Brief

Conservatives wargaming to stop Scottish independence

Leaked memo lays out strategies to resist pressure from Scottish National Party
20 Oct 2020
Shetlanders push for independence from Scotland
Shetland
In Brief

Shetlanders push for independence from Scotland

Islands’ council votes in favour of ‘exploring options’ for achieving ‘financial and political self-determination’
11 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: Scotland ‘is out of Johnson’s control’
Nicola Sturgeon Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Scotland ‘is out of Johnson’s control’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 3 August
3 Aug 2020
A year of Boris: how Johnson managed his first 12 months
Boris Johnson
In Depth

A year of Boris: how Johnson managed his first 12 months

From a post-Brexit surge in popularity to the trials of a deadly pandemic
23 Jul 2020

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Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’
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Instant Opinion: Putin ‘wants Scottish independence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 22 July
22 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?
Boris Johnson
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Instant Opinion: is Generation Z ‘turning to the right’?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 8 July
8 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘powerless, rudderless and adrift’ England
Boris Johnson
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Instant Opinion: ‘powerless, rudderless and adrift’ England

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 6 July
6 Jul 2020
How coronavirus could break up the UK
Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader
In Depth

How coronavirus could break up the UK

Leading SNP politicians are pushing to accelerate their campaign for Scottish independence
14 May 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We need Big Brother to beat this virus’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘We need Big Brother to beat this virus’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 April
20 Apr 2020
Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges
Alex Salmond
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Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges

Former first minister of Scotland not guilty of 12 charges, with one charge ‘not proven’
23 Mar 2020
Scotland rejoining EU: what would it take?
European Council President Donald Tusk
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Scotland rejoining EU: what would it take?

Nicola Sturgeon says independence offers country’s only route back into the bloc in wake of Brexit
3 Feb 2020
What is a ‘federal Britain’?
Keir Starmer
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What is a ‘federal Britain’?

Labour leadership front-runners Keir Starmer and Rebecca Long-Bailey pushing for more devolution of power
27 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The Queen was right to put the Firm first’
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Instant Opinion: ‘The Queen was right to put the Firm first’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 January
20 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Labour should choose a leader who can win’
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Labour should choose a leader who can win’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 16 January
16 Jan 2020
Is this the end for Nicola Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 dreams?
Nicola Sturgeon
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Is this the end for Nicola Sturgeon’s IndyRef2 dreams?

First minister furious as Boris Johnson formally rejects call for a second independence vote
15 Jan 2020
IndyRef2: Nicola Sturgeon maps out collision course
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In Brief

IndyRef2: Nicola Sturgeon maps out collision course

Scottish first minister wants Holyrood to have final say on granting future independence referendum
20 Dec 2019
What next for Scottish independence?
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In Depth

What next for Scottish independence?

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says indyref2 is ‘democratic right’
16 Dec 2019
Alex Salmond accused of sexual assaults on ten women
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Alex Salmond accused of sexual assaults on ten women

Scotland’s former first minister is facing a total of 14 charges involving ten women
21 Nov 2019
GE 2019: Where do the main parties stand on a Scottish vote?
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GE 2019: Where do the main parties stand on a Scottish vote?

Boris Johnson makes a ‘cast iron’ pledge on IndyRef2
8 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Brexiteers would be ‘stupid’ to reject deal
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Instant Opinion: Brexiteers would be ‘stupid’ to reject deal

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 18 October
18 Oct 2019
Queen dragged into Scottish independence debate
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In Brief

Queen dragged into Scottish independence debate

David Cameron reveals he asked monarch’s advisors for help in 2014 just days before referendum
20 Sep 2019
Majority of Scots support independence, new poll shows
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In Brief

Majority of Scots support independence, new poll shows

Calls growing for IndyRef2 as no-deal Brexit looms
5 Aug 2019
Boris Johnson’s Scotland problem
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In Brief

Boris Johnson’s Scotland problem

PM on collision course with Scottish Tory leader who has refused to back no-deal Brexit plan ahead of meeting in Edinburgh today
29 Jul 2019
Could Wales go independent?
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In Brief

Could Wales go independent?

Former first minister Carwyn Jones says Westminster ‘shambles’ is driving curiosity in Welsh independence
19 Jun 2019
Sturgeon sets out timeline for IndyRef2
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In Brief

Sturgeon sets out timeline for IndyRef2

Scottish First Minister calls for second Scottish independence referendum by 2021 if the UK leaves the EU
25 Apr 2019
SNP backs second EU referendum
Nicola Sturgeon at SNP Conference in Glasgow
In Brief

SNP backs second EU referendum

Nicola Sturgeon swings behind People’s Vote, but could tie support to new independence referendum
8 Oct 2018
What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism
Alex Salmond
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What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism

Resignation of former first minister could harm the SNP and even scupper a second independence referendum
31 Aug 2018
Who was William Wallace?
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In Depth

Who was William Wallace?

Everything you need to know about the Scottish leader on the 720th anniversary of the battle
20 Jul 2018
Could Scotland ditch the pound?
Nicola Sturgeon on stage at SNP conference
In Depth

Could Scotland ditch the pound?

Nicola Sturgeon to unveil new economic blueprint for independence
24 May 2018
Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion
A Scottish Saltire and Union Jack flags flutter outside the Scottish Parliament
In Brief

Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion

EU Withdrawal Bill rejected by Scottish Parliament prompting showdown with Westminster
16 May 2018
Corbyn denies secretly supporting Scottish independence
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party is ‘well placed to fight’
In Brief

Corbyn denies secretly supporting Scottish independence

SNP MP Mhairi Black claims Labour leader has ‘sold his soul’ over the Union issue
8 May 2018
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