Scotland

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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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Brexit has made a second independence referendum more likely

24 June 2016 5:48

Just look at the map on the BBC website, there are eerie comparisons with the 2015 general election – Scotland has…

Scottish Brexit poll shows big drop in support for ‘Remain’

15 June 2016 12:54

‘Remain’ have being having a woeful time in the polls lately, with numerous surveys putting ‘Leave’ ahead. But north of…

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Which polls are you going to believe?

16 May 2016 18:55

Today’s ICM phone and online polls are a reminder that the polls aren’t going to offer much certainty about the…

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These results have made Labour’s problems worse

7 May 2016 9:00

As the dust settles on Thursday’s election, it becomes ever clearer that—with the exception of London—these were awful results for…

The Spectator podcast: Erdogan’s Europe

6 May 2016 16:54

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

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What will Labour moderates do now?

6 May 2016 12:32

The election results that we’ve had through so far are a pretty potent combination for the Labour party. Diane Abbott…

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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…

May 2016 elections: The Spectator guide

4 May 2016 18:38

Britain goes to the polls this week, as electoral contests take place in London, Scotland, Wales and across England. They’re…

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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Will Ruth Davidson’s ski-doo stunts pay off at the ballot box?

12 April 2016 16:43

Just a few days into the official campaign for the Holyrood elections and Ruth Davidson has had to change her…

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If Scotland had gone independent today, it would be facing sado-austerity

24 March 2016 7:37

Today is Independence Day, the 24 March, the day Alex Salmond nominated as his ‘independence day’ following a Yes vote. Today’s…

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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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What a change – Cameron can actually look forward to his visit to Scotland

1 March 2016 10:55

With the exception of Gordon Brown – and he was always so dour it was impossible to tell what he…

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…

Household incomes are rising – but are Londoners really reaping the benefits?

16 February 2016 7:49

Household incomes have finally topped the levels they were at just after the financial crash. The average household in Britain…

SNP Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

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…

New Scottish Labour Party Leader Announced

Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do something

2 February 2016 16:45

Last week Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, ventured south to the Imperial capital to brief the…

Spectator most read: Our five top pieces from this week

29 January 2016 17:14

Our most-read piece this week was Fraser Nelson’s article about the Swedish government’s refusal to be honest about the crime…

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Scotland’s free-speech opponents remain as hypocritical as they are illiberal. Shame on them.

27 January 2016 13:35

Like an old friend you do not actually like very much, the Scottish government’s Offensive Behaviour at Football Act will…

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If Britain votes to leave the EU, Scotland could vote to end Britain

10 January 2016 10:04

One of the things that worries me about a vote to leave the European Union (which I should like to…

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Artist gets £15,000 of public funds to live in Glasgow and eat chips

5 January 2016 13:26

The Glasgow Effect is a term given by epidemiologists and sociologists to describe the disproportionate levels of ill health and…

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The Prime Minister should say it more often: the people of the UK are better together

28 December 2015 9:00

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

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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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David Cameron brings festive cheer to Scotland

1 December 2015 14:20

Of all the places across the United Kingdom where David Cameron can expect a lukewarm welcome, north of the border must…