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Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?
Michael Gove arrives at No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?

Major constitutional reform planned in bid to ‘save the union’
16 Jun 2021
‘The path to Grenfell was there in plain sight’
Grenfell Tower
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‘The path to Grenfell was there in plain sight’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 May 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party
Alex Salmond
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A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party

Former first minister is aiming to bolster pro-independence support in Scottish Parliament
30 Mar 2021
What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister’s Questions
The latest on . . .

What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict

First minister facing rising pressure to resign after Holyrood inquiry judgment
19 Mar 2021
‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’
Nicola Sturgeon inquiry
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‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Mar 2021
‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Instant Opinion

‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Feb 2021

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Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon
Alex Salmond outside the High Court in Edinburgh shortly before being acquitted of sex charges in March 2020
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Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon

Former first minister claims in statement to Holyrood inquiry that SNP officials tried to have him imprisoned
23 Feb 2021
Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Behind the scenes

Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?

Pundits believe legal challenge could trigger release of evidence that implicates Scottish first minister
11 Feb 2021
Conservatives wargaming to stop Scottish independence
Scottish independence
In Brief

Conservatives wargaming to stop Scottish independence

Leaked memo lays out strategies to resist pressure from Scottish National Party
20 Oct 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
Instant Opinion: ‘powerless, rudderless and adrift’ England
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘powerless, rudderless and adrift’ England

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 6 July
6 Jul 2020
Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges
Alex Salmond
In Depth

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
What is in the Russia report being suppressed by No. 10?
Ian Blackford SNP
In Depth

What is in the Russia report being suppressed by No. 10?

SNP heaps pressure on Boris Johnson to publish Kremlin election meddling review
20 Jan 2020
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
General election 2019: MPs at risk of losing their seats
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab
In Depth

General election 2019: MPs at risk of losing their seats

Some big-name politicians have good reason to feel nervous as the UK heads to polls
12 Dec 2019
GE 2019 manifestos: what the main parties stand for
Voters could soon be asked to bring photo ID to polling stations under planned reforms
In Depth

GE 2019 manifestos: what the main parties stand for

With just two days left before Britain votes, what are the party pledges?
10 Dec 2019
Election latest: young voter surge gives hope to Labour
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In Brief

Election latest: young voter surge gives hope to Labour

The Week’s daily round-up of how the election campaign is unfolding
27 Nov 2019
Sturgeon says Johnson ‘dangerous and unfit for office’
Nicola Sturgeon
In Brief

Sturgeon says Johnson ‘dangerous and unfit for office’

SNP leader vows to protect Scotland from the Conservatives
27 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
In Depth

Instant Opinion: SNP may ‘usher in era of Tory government’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 29 October
29 Oct 2019
Lib Dems hand Boris Johnson election plan B
Jo Swinson
In Brief

Lib Dems hand Boris Johnson election plan B

Downing Street signals it may back Swinson’s plan for December poll
28 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Collapse of home ownership affects us all’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Collapse of home ownership affects us all’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 8 August
8 Aug 2019
Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault
Alex Salmond
In Brief

Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

The 64-year-old appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to face a total of 14 charges
24 Jan 2019
Brexit deal: where do the parties stand on plan B?
Jeremy Corbyn outside the European Commission
In Depth

Brexit deal: where do the parties stand on plan B?

PM has opened talks with opposition parties but Labour is refusing to play ball
17 Jan 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
In Brief

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
Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims
Alex Salmond
In Brief

Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims

Nicola Sturgeon feels a ‘huge sadness’ following former leader’s resignation
30 Aug 2018
Surge in SNP membership after mass MP walkout
Delegates clap during the Scottish National Party (SNP) annual conference in Glasgow last year
In Brief

Surge in SNP membership after mass MP walkout

Commons protest branded ‘pre-prepared’ stunt by opponents
15 Jun 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
SNP calls for new Brexit and Scottish independence votes
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In Brief

SNP calls for new Brexit and Scottish independence votes

Nicola Sturgeon says EU exit ‘chaos’ strengthens case for fresh referendums
9 Oct 2017
Scottish devolution at 20: hooray for Holyrood?
Scotland’s Saltire flag draped over a statue of Scottish novelist and playwright Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh
In Depth

Scottish devolution at 20: hooray for Holyrood?

Scotland voted for devolution back in 1997 - but its political future now looks uncertain
11 Sep 2017
Universal basic income could come to Scotland, says Sturgeon
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits an aerospace factory in Prestwick
In Brief

Universal basic income could come to Scotland, says Sturgeon

The Scottish First Minister announces a trial of the radical welfare scheme, which grants every citizen a stipend
8 Sep 2017
What led to the SNP electoral earthquake?
Alec Salmond
In Depth

What led to the SNP electoral earthquake?

No longer a one-party state, Scotland delivered a major surprise on election night
9 Jun 2017
General election results: Six big surprises no one expected
May
In Depth

General election results: Six big surprises no one expected

Yesterday's polling resulted in a night full of shocks - some tragic, some comic
9 Jun 2017
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