Scottish independence referendum

Boris must correct the mistakes of Scottish devolution

16 January 2020 13:32

Boris Johnson’s refusal to grant a second independence referendum is a source of relief rather than joy for Scottish unionists.…

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…

Brexit won’t hand victory to the SNP. A unionists’ breakdown just might.

26 June 2016 14:09

Over the last few years, Scots have had to get used to Nicola Sturgeon telling them what they think. When…

The UK that Scotland voted to remain within ‘doesn’t exist anymore’

26 June 2016 12:54

The First Minister gave an interview on Scotland’s position in the UK after Brexit on the Andrew Marr Show this…

Which polls are you going to believe?

16 May 2016 18:55

Today’s ICM phone and online polls are a reminder that the polls aren’t going to offer much certainty about the…

What’s going on in Scotland

11 April 2015 11:04

If the election in England is the political equivalent of trench warfare with Labour and the Tories inching forwards and…

What George Osborne should learn from the Scottish ‘yes’ campaign

29 September 2014 10:50

George Osborne will give his speech in a few minutes, and we’ll analyse it straight after. But I’d like to…

Can the Game of Thrones option save the UK?

25 September 2014 11:12

I’ve been in Turkey the past week, which as anyone will tell you is the friendliest and most beautiful of…

Celebrities react badly to the referendum result

19 September 2014 14:27

As the Saltires are put away and the fireworks dismantled, some celebrities waking up to the Scottish referendum result took it…

The aftermath of Scotland’s ‘no’ vote

19 September 2014 7:17

We’re drawing this live blog to a close, but we’ll keep you updated on the day’s events in fresh posts on Coffee House.…

Podcast: the night Britain holds its breath

18 September 2014 22:00

Well, it’s going to be a nail-biter. The voting has closed, and I’ve just spoken to Hamish Macdonell and James…

Scottish independence referendum results: what to expect

18 September 2014 19:48

Coffee House is ready to cover the independence referendum results, and we’ll be bringing you news and analysis throughout the night.…

A No vote will create a schism between the voters of Scotland and its artists and writers

18 September 2014 10:37

With the Scottish independence referendum drawing closer, two Newsweek Europe magazine correspondents and friends – Finlay Young (Scotsman), and Simon…

Vote for Britain to be a force for good in the world. Vote to keep the Union

17 September 2014 20:36

I have been almost silent about the Scottish independence campaign. Not just because, like a lot of British people, I had…

The Scottish jobs miracle is an argument for Union, not independence

17 September 2014 19:09

One of the more bizarre aspects of the Scottish independence debate is the idea that UK welfare reform somehow doesn’t…

Watch: Gordon Brown’s passionate speech in defence of the Union

17 September 2014 18:10

It’s been called rousing, barnstorming, the speech of his life. Gordon Brown’s passionate message for Scotland, which he delivered to…

A 90-day patriot

16 September 2014 17:33

One question before the independence vote on Thursday is where is the SNP’s most famous celebrity supporter? You might expect…

The parallels between Alex Salmond and Vladimir Putin

16 September 2014 10:04

Alex Salmond was criticised in the spring for endorsing certain admirable qualities in Vladimir Putin. Salmond told GQ magazine that…

Why bias and bullying matters to both sides in the independence debate

15 September 2014 17:36

Why, in the final few days of campaigning, are both sides in the Scottish independence referendum becoming obsessed with bullying…

Pollsters could have got it wrong on the Scottish independence referendum

15 September 2014 15:23

As the political nation waits with bated breath for the Scottish referendum result, the polls are dictating the mood. One…