Nicola Sturgeon

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…

Nicola Sturgeon’s ‘neverendum’ is hammering the Scottish economy

27 February 2017 15:27

Its economy will be destroyed by leaving the single market. Losing access to European sales will destroy swathes of industry,…

Can Brexit inspire Catalan independence?

16 February 2017 12:57

The increasingly radical Catalonian independence project has been dealt its latest blow this week: on Tuesday, Spain’s constitutional court ruled that…

May just made another Scottish referendum ‘more likely’, says Sturgeon

17 January 2017 15:27

Nicola Sturgeon inched Scotland closer to a re-run of its independence referendum today by reacting angrily to Theresa May’s Brexit…

The SNP’s dominance in Scotland is complete

13 January 2017 16:53

Like the past, Scotland is a different country. Things are done differently here. What might be thought eyebrow-raisingly inappropriate in…

Nicola Sturgeon is making it up as she goes along

9 January 2017 14:32

Because the SNP have won so often and so conclusively in recent years there is an understandable temptation to suppose they…

Politics can be sexist, but Arlene Foster was wrong to play the misogyny card

5 January 2017 17:13

Let’s say you’re a rising minister put in charge of the department for enterprise. You have the great idea to…

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…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Baldrick moment

21 December 2016 15:00

Yesterday, the Scottish government published its ‘plan’ for life after Brexit. It was, at 60 or so pages, more detailed…

What the papers say: Thin-skinned Theresa May and the merits of Sturgeon’s Brexit plan

21 December 2016 8:46

If any one still doubts the merits of Britain controlling its own borders, look to Germany, says the Daily Telegraph.…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit plan is flawed

20 December 2016 16:38

There is a smart, hi-tech media room in the Scottish government building which overlooks Holyrood – but it has been…

The SNP is failing Scottish pupils by blocking free schools

20 December 2016 13:00

The SNP is consistently criticised for failing to close the achievement gap between the best and worst Scottish state schools.…

Scotland has nothing to gain from staying in the single market

20 December 2016 9:30

The Scottish economy will be left in ruins. Tens of thousands of people will be thrown out of their jobs.…