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Alex Salmond Retains His Post As First Minister And Creates Scotland's First Majority Government

Alex Salmond: Scotland should block Brexit

14 September 2016 18:40

Although Alex Salmond is Scotland’s First Minister no more, luckily the public still have a chance to hear the SNP…

Nicola Sturgeon has promised to ‘protect Scotland's place in Europe’. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Another poll shows that Brexit hasn’t changed Scottish appetite for independence

13 September 2016 12:34

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, we heard that Brexit would not only sink the UK economy but destroy the Union…

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European Parliament appoint Guy Verhofstadt as lead Brexit negotiator

8 September 2016 16:50

As the government try to work out what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ really means ahead of triggering Article 50, an announcement today from…

Sturgeon takes another tiny step towards Scottish independence

6 September 2016 16:21

It has become one of those journalistic clichés to talk about ‘firing the starting gun’ in politics. There has been some debate…

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May says general election will be in 2020

4 September 2016 8:45

Theresa May is on her way to her first G20 summit. But she has still sat down for the traditional…

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An independent Scotland would now be bankrupt

24 August 2016 14:15

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…

Where has all the money gone, Nicola Sturgeon?

24 August 2016 13:37

Just three years ago, the Scottish government enjoyed claiming that an independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest countries…

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It’s been a year, Nicola Sturgeon. Where are your refugees?

24 August 2016 9:00

This time last year, as images of refugees fleeing Syria dominated the news, a host of charitable figures offered to do their bit…

Palestinian flags are waved by fans during a match between Celtic and Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Glasgow last week. (Photo: Getty)

The SNP has played Scotland’s Catholic Church for a fool

23 August 2016 17:42

In England and other places there can still be surprise when discussion of football in Scotland segues too smoothly into…

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Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit test is designed to fail

26 July 2016 8:37

Nicola Sturgeon still believes in Scottish independence. I know, who knew? That’s the point of the SNP, a party Ms…

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland could stay in the EU and the UK

17 July 2016 13:33

We are ‘in uncharted territory with, effectively, a blank sheet of paper’ in front of us – and that means…

Is Theresa May rowing back on ‘Brexit means Brexit’?

15 July 2016 16:52

Theresa May has told us repeatedly that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and Philip Hammond has been at it too: just in…

Theresa May faces an impossible test over Scotland and Brexit

15 July 2016 10:42

For some time now, and especially since September 2014, the SNP administration in Edinburgh has been inspired by a single,…

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 15:  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivers a welcome address to the 81st Annual SNP conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference centre on October 15, 2015 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon used her opening speech at the SNP conference to call on people who rejected independence in the referendum to vote for her party in next years Holyrood election.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Is Brexit the beginning of the End of Britain?

27 June 2016 20:53

So where are we now? Pretty much in the same position as the traveller who asks for directions to Limerick…

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Brexit won’t hand victory to the SNP. A unionists’ breakdown just might.

26 June 2016 14:09

Over the last few years, Scots have had to get used to Nicola Sturgeon telling them what they think. When…

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The UK that Scotland voted to remain within ‘doesn’t exist anymore’

26 June 2016 12:54

The First Minister gave an interview on Scotland’s position in the UK after Brexit on the Andrew Marr Show this…

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EU referendum TV debate – Leave and Remain face off in ITV showdown

9 June 2016 19:57

Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman review the ITV debate: Welcome to Coffee House’s coverage of ITV’s EU referendum…

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Tonight’s EU debate won’t just be uncomfortable for Boris Johnson

9 June 2016 15:47

Tonight’s TV clash on the EU referendum is being billed as Boris Johnson being ganged up on by a group…

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The SNP’s decline has finally begun

6 May 2016 12:04

We are past peak SNP. The party has won a third successive Scottish Parliamentary election, an achievement that is not…

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At long last, the Scottish Conservatives are back

6 May 2016 8:38

The Tory achievement in Scotland was delightfully encapsulated in one sharp moment during the BBC’s overnight coverage. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Tory…

The Spectator podcast: When the right goes wrong

30 April 2016 8:30

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The Spectator podcast: When the right goes wrong

28 April 2016 8:10

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Nicola Sturgeon borrows Thatcher’s election slogan

26 April 2016 14:12

Although Nicola Sturgeon puts her career in politics down to Margaret Thatcher, she scarcely has anything positive to say about…

The SNP Launch Their Election Manifesto

The SNP manifesto reveals a new approach to Scottish nationalism

20 April 2016 14:00

Do you want to know what it looks like when one party has become the most dominant force in its…

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Scotland is a self-confident nation – not a one-party state

21 March 2016 13:24

Politics, as we know, makes the strangest of bedfellows. Step forward Tam Dalyell, Laird of The Binns and erstwhile Father…