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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…

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It’s been six months, Nicola Sturgeon. Where are your refugees?

8 March 2016 18:28

This week Yvette Cooper was taken to task by Nick Ferrari on LBC over her refugee pledge. Although the former Labour…

Nicola Sturgeon Opens Scotland's First Safe Deposit Box Service

Who won in the fiscal framework battle?

23 February 2016 18:06

It wasn’t quite David Cameron and his down-to-the-wire talks with the EU leaders, but it’s as close as we get in…

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David Cameron is going to have to give the SNP what it wants

15 February 2016 18:39

All Westminster might be agog with the latest shenanigans vis-a-vis the got-to-happen-at-some-point EU referendum but most sentient folk in this…

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Nicola Sturgeon ridicules Labour’s ‘tortured’ Trident debate

24 January 2016 15:20

Given last year’s election was so much about the possibility of the SNP and Labour working together in government, Labour…

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Podcast special: 2015 in review

22 December 2015 15:52

Christmas is almost here, so it’s time for our annual year in review podcast. In this View from 22 hour-long…

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2016 will be another great year for ‘The most dangerous woman in Britain’

22 December 2015 13:38

Yesterday a new Scottish opinion poll reported that 58 percent of voters intend to endorse SNP candidates when the choosing…

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The SNP don’t care about foxes. It was all a pack of lies

24 November 2015 18:19

So, it turns out that the SNP weren’t that bothered about the plight of foxes after all. Back in July,…

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Scottish Labour pull campaign video after spelling gaffe: #genertaion

30 October 2015 13:03

Someone at Scottish Labour is having a very bad day. The beleaguered party’s Perth conference has made the news. Alas, it…

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Has Nicola Sturgeon found a verbal formula to disguise SNP’s failure of poor students?

18 October 2015 7:54

At the SNP conference the First Minister and her deputy, John Swinney, both had precisely the same thing to say…

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 17:  First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon gives her keynote speech at the 81st annual SNP conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on October 17, 2015 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  During her address to delegates, Nicola Sturgeon announced a pledge to build a new network of NHS treatment centres and more financial support for carers if the SNP wins next year's Holyrood elections.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Age of Nicola: Sturgeon maps out the road to independence

17 October 2015 18:07

The problem with Nicola Sturgeon is that she is, by the standards of contemporary politics, unusually straightforward. There is little…

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Nicola Sturgeon: the SNP would welcome uncomfortable scrutiny

17 October 2015 17:33

Nicola Sturgeon spoke at the open and close of the SNP conference, and her speech today transposed the key themes…

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Nicola Sturgeon parties with the Daily Mail

17 October 2015 12:37

Nicola Sturgeon and the Daily Mail hosted a drinks reception for journalists last night. The unholy alliance included speeches from…

First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with a fan. Picture: Getty

The strangest thing about the SNP conference is how normal it is

17 October 2015 11:06

The SNP conference has had to get bigger as the party has grown. Those who’ve been coming for years are…