Scotland

The SNP are guilty of shocking chutzpah in their claims over a Tory ‘stitch up’

21 June 2017 8:45

I have an awkward relationship with the House of Lords. On the one hand, it regularly proves a doughty guardian…

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…

By loving independence so much, the SNP may have killed it

9 June 2017 15:50

When Alex Salmond lost the Scottish independence referendum, he sought to console himself and the ranks of the vanquished by…

Andrew Neil interviews Nicola Sturgeon: Full transcript

28 May 2017 19:18

AN: Nicola Sturgeon the SNP has governed Scotland for ten years, so can we start by agreeing that the performance…

The SNP’s muddled education policy is failing Scottish kids

9 May 2017 12:21

I am afraid that whenever a politician asks to be judged on their record, it is sensible to assume this…

The Tory revival in Scotland belongs to the Unionists

6 May 2017 15:11

Well, then. It turns out that the revival of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party is a real thing. Last…

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…

Can Labour become a truly national party again?

24 April 2017 17:05

The latest polling marmalade dropper comes from Wales. Labour have won a majority of Welsh seats in every general election…

Theresa May’s election gamble is paying off

23 April 2017 10:07

Everything you need to know about the current state of the polls is summed up by the fact that one…

The strange rebirth of Scottish Conservatism

23 April 2017 9:54

At the time of their 1997 wipeout, the Scottish Tories were at least hated. When I was reporting from the Scottish…

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…

The general election will be a vote on Scottish independence

18 April 2017 12:12

‘Now is not the time’ except, apparently, when now is the time. The reasons for engineering a general election are…

Scotland Office to the Scottish Government: get on with the day job

12 April 2017 13:25

Although a government statement on the labour market statistics for Scotland doesn’t on the surface sound like the juiciest news…

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…

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…

An independent London would be a Thatcherite dystopia

22 March 2017 13:17

Tottenham MP David Lammy has been writing in the Evening Standard about how it makes sense now for London to…

Andrew ‘Calamity’ Cooper – the man who blew Remain – in talks to take on Scotland project

21 March 2017 17:35

Scottish nationalists may want to get the champagne at the ready. Word reaches Steerpike that Andrew ‘Calamity’ Cooper – the serial…

Why is the UK government so happy to give the SNP what they want?

16 March 2017 16:35

‘Now is not the time’ is not an answer to anything, not least since no one has actually suggested a…

‘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…

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…

Scottish MPs don’t want to lead Britain. They want to sabotage it

15 March 2017 16:53

Corbyn flunked it. Yet again. And his failure to skewer the government left the field open to the SNP. Speaker…

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…

How Theresa May can avoid IndyRef2

13 March 2017 14:12

Fraser Nelson is joined by Alex Massie and James Forsyth to discuss IndyRef2: Nicola Sturgeon has thrown down the gauntlet…

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…