Scotland

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…

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…

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 hypocrisy of pro-Union Brexiteers

2 March 2017 14:46

There’s something quite romantic about the idea of a real border between Scotland and England, which a government minister warns…

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,…

The SNP now want a ‘semi-detached’ Scotland. Could it work?

30 January 2017 8:38

The SNP appears to be on the verge of changing one of its core beliefs – full membership of the…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit charade continues

24 January 2017 15:52

With the predictability of an atomic clock, Nicola Sturgeon has come out today condemning the Supreme Court which has reminded her…

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’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.…

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.…

Brexit has ruined my case against Scottish independence

30 October 2016 10:26

I can feel my views on Scottish independence changing. Not enough to write a column about it, perhaps, but enough…