independence

Apart from independence, the SNP stands for nothing

17 June 2017 8:30

The deposed Scottish Nationalist MP for East Lothian, George Kerevan, found solace this week in the words of a distinguished…

It’s no surprise Spain has already blocked Nicola Sturgeon’s half-baked Brexit plan

22 December 2016 15:37

It should come as no surprise that the Spanish government has so swiftly rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s proposal of a bespoke Brexit…

Gordon Brown laments the ‘constitutional revolution’ of his own making

26 March 2015 19:17

Given that Gordon Brown has hardly been seen in the Commons since losing power five years ago, it was a…

The politician who can fill a venue quicker than Kylie

22 November 2014 14:45

What’s the most significant political story of the week, Ukip winning Rochester or Emily Thornberry’s resignation? Well, I suspect, it…

Scotland rejects independence – as it happened

18 September 2014 23:10

No has won the referendum. Scotland won’t become independent, but it will get new devolved powers, David Cameron promised this morning.…

There’s no contradiction between cheering on Scotland and voting for the union

23 July 2014 16:02

In choosing this September for the Scottish referendum on independence, the SNP was presumably hoping Scots voters would be basking…

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…

Scottish voters don’t like independence, their Parliament, what it does or the leaders

9 September 2013 18:23

What do Scottish voters think about the Scottish Parliament? Nothing particularly pleasant, according to Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling. The Tory…

Osborne warns Salmond: it’s ‘unlikely’ we’d let an independent Scotland use the pound.

23 April 2013 6:45

Given that the Bank of England was set up by a Scot, Alex Salmond may expect that an independent Scotland…