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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…

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…

Now the SNP are in power their skin seems to have thinned

19 August 2016 14:01

Scotland is a small place. This has many advantages. There is an intimacy to Scottish public life that can, on…

Is Theresa May’s Scots Brexit charm offensive working?

8 August 2016 7:59

Theresa May has made wooing Scotland over Brexit one of her key missions. Her first trip as Prime Minister was up to…

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Scotland doesn’t deserve another referendum

30 July 2016 8:45

If the SNP ever succeeds, it will be because of the failure of the English to understand its game. English…

Theresa May’s EU migrant stance is a chilling reminder of how nasty the Tories are

28 July 2016 13:45

There may be confusion about the role of EU immigrants in Westminster, but there’s none in Scotland. Our message is…

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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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The political theatre of the Trident debate

18 July 2016 19:57

The Trident debate might be about national security, but all the parties have political points they want to make. Indeed,…

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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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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

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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…