Better Together

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…

Collapse in North Sea revenues destroys the SNP’s economic argument

16 March 2016 15:31

Alex Salmond had planned 24 March 2016 as his independence day and the budget he published during the Scottish independence referendum envisaged…

Alistair Darling: there’s no ‘silver lining’ to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership

18 September 2015 9:14

Today marks one year since the Scottish independence referendum and many of the key figures are reflecting on how politics…

Final polls put No ahead

17 September 2014 22:35

The last YouGov poll of the campaign, which has a far larger than usual sample size, has No ahead 52-48.…

The young (and the English) have restored Scotland’s ‘no’ lead

12 September 2014 10:04

No unionist should breathe easily after last night’s YouGov poll putting the ‘no’ team on a six-point lead. The race remains…

Paul McCartney telling me to vote No makes me want to vote Yes

4 September 2014 17:14

‘Scotland, stay with us!’ David Bowie declared back in February. And what Bowie says (or doesn’t, quite – attentive readers…

Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream.

2 September 2014 14:03

I don’t want to appear too immodest but, you know, I told you so. Back in February I wrote an article…

Scottish referendum: ‘no’ lead falls to 6 points, from 22 points last month

1 September 2014 22:16

Tonight brings a reminder that the Union is in real danger. A new YouGov poll has the No camp’s lead…

Salmond finally works out how to wind up Darling

26 August 2014 18:20

One of the many blows landed by Alex Salmond during last night’s debate centred on Alistair Darling’s criticism of the Office…

View from 22 podcast special: Scottish independence debate round two

26 August 2014 0:24

In this View from 22 podcast special, Alex Massie, Isabel Hardman and Fraser Nelson analyse this evening’s going on in Glasgow, as…

Scottish independence debate: Alex Salmond vs Alistair Darling – live

5 August 2014 19:38

  Welcome to tonight’s liveblog of the STV debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. We’ll bring you rolling coverage…

Who will fill a coward’s grave? 100 Days to decide Scotland’s future

10 June 2014 14:24

In the new Scotland people may be able to count. Until then we will endure nonsense like yesterday’s hoopla claiming…

Obama and Cameron give a joint press conference this afternoon. Picture: Getty

President Obama tries to save Great Britain from itself

5 June 2014 16:17

Maybe it’s a special relationship after all. President Obama has given David Cameron and the Better Together campaign a rhetorical…

As the Yes side rises in the polls, Scotland prepares for a Neverendum

23 April 2014 13:37

I suspect I might be one of the Scottish journalists Iain Martin considers keen to make a melodrama from the independence…

A new poll shows Scotland on the brink of independence. Time for the ‘no’ side to panic

20 April 2014 11:05

Politicians always manage to take some crumbs of comfort from opinion polls but, if you are Alistair Darling, it would be…

Cabinet concern over the state of the Unionist campaign in Scotland laid bare

13 April 2014 12:32

There are only five months to go to the Scottish referendum and the Cabinet is becoming increasingly agitated about the…

From time to time it is necessary to execute a government minister to encourage the others. This is one such moment.

30 March 2014 11:04

Hanging. Shooting. Beheading. Defenestration. Take your pick. It doesn’t matter which method you choose but the government minister who told The…

Alistair Darling needs football fans—not financiers—to save the union

26 March 2014 12:08

Has the No camp got it wrong? This may seem an odd question to ask when the unionists are still leading…

Eddie Izzard’s kiss of death to Scotland

18 March 2014 12:29

Game over: Eddie Izzard has cursed the union. The comedian who once championed equal clothing rights has waded into the…

Osborne is serious. An independent Scotland won’t be keeping the pound

13 February 2014 16:39

Could it be Bodie and Doyle? Perhaps Starsky and Hutch? Morse and Lewis? Whoever provided the inspiration, someone in Downing Street…