Nicola Sturgeon

How to vote to save the Union

26 April 2017 16:32

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

What’s the point of the SNP?

25 April 2017 16:04

Well, golly, Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland, says this general election has nothing to…

There is something grubby about Theresa May’s snap election

20 April 2017 7:31

Since I suggested last July that Theresa May, newly anointed as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party and Prime…

Nicola Sturgeon’s election response: full text

18 April 2017 11:10

Nicola Sturgeon says that Theresa May has called an early general election in order to ‘force through a hard Brexit’.…

The joys of Brexit

2 April 2017 12:00

The thing that got me about the photo-graph which prompted the Daily Mail’s harmless but now infamous headline ‘Never mind…

Let’s compare Sturgeon and May’s sure-footedness – not their legs

1 April 2017 10:00

One must not make odious comparisons between Mrs May’s legs and those of Ms Sturgeon, but it is not sexist…

Who has the better mandate: Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon?

28 March 2017 18:08

For the last week, the Unionist opposition at the Scottish parliament has enjoyed observing that the Scottish government is happy…

Scottish parliament votes for a second referendum – but Theresa May is unlikely to sway

28 March 2017 17:44

The Scottish Parliament has voted 69-59 for a second Scottish independence referendum. This is no surprise. But it does lend…

The golden rule for Daily Mail hysteria

28 March 2017 15:00

Here’s a cast-iron law of the media in 21st-century Britain: the hysteria about a Daily Mail article will always be…

How Unionists are preparing for a second Scottish referendum

28 March 2017 14:15

This afternoon Scottish Parliament will vote on Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum. With MSPs expected to vote in…

The Daily Mail is pulling your leg

28 March 2017 13:34

The top half of the front cover of the Daily Mail today is of course trivial: the big story of…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Scotland, full transcript

27 March 2017 14:01

It is very good to be with you here with you today, and particularly to be able to thank you…

Why is Nicola Sturgeon so cagey about Scotland’s EU future?

26 March 2017 8:30

It’s important to keep an ear out for the rhetoric of Britain’s remaining Remain parties, because they are changing, too. Having…

Sunday political interviews round-up

19 March 2017 19:03

Tim Farron’s fearsome foursome: May, Le Pen, Trump, Putin What can Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, do to get…

‘Now is not the time’ – Theresa May plays hardball with Nicola Sturgeon

16 March 2017 14:25

Theresa May has just declared that ‘now is not the time’ for a Scottish independence referendum. Given that no referendum…

The Spectator podcast: Double trouble

16 March 2017 12:51

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s double bind in Edinburgh and Brussels, Milton’s cultural relevance…

Sturgeon’s great trick has been to convince us the SNP represent all Scots

16 March 2017 12:02

The great achievement of the Scottish Nationalists is to persuade people outside the borders of their own nation — including…

Another Scottish independence referendum? The Union can win it

13 March 2017 23:00

Fraser Nelson is joined by Alex Massie and James Forsyth to discuss IndyRef2: When will the politics ever end? Now…

The SNP is a strong fighting force. Is May prepared for what lies ahead?

13 March 2017 14:55

Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement may have taken Westminster by surprise but it wasn’t a shock to her party leadership. Indeed, by the…

Scottish nationalists will now use a simple slogan: ‘Take back control’

13 March 2017 13:33

Fraser Nelson is joined by Alex Massie and James Forsyth to discuss IndyRef2: You were warned, you know. You were…

Nicola Sturgeon announces a second Scottish referendum: full speech

13 March 2017 13:28

Before the end of this month – and very possibly as early as tomorrow – the Prime Minister will trigger…

Nicola Sturgeon’s second independence referendum announcement puts the unionists on the back foot

13 March 2017 12:09

After spending the past few months declaring that a second Scottish independence referendum is highly likely as a result of…

Might Nicola Sturgeon’s sinking approval ratings explain her appetite for a referendum?

10 March 2017 17:09

In an interview with the BBC last night, Nicola Sturgeon suggested that the autumn of next year would be a…

The SNP’s rosy-tartaned independence vision comes unstuck

7 March 2017 12:12

In 2013, the Scottish National Party claimed an independent Scotland would be the sixth richest country on earth. Like many…

The Spectator podcast: Sturgeon’s second stab

2 March 2017 12:26

On this week’s episode we question whether Nicola Sturgeon might be tempted by a second independence referendum, consider the increasingly frosty relations…