Scottish independence

Syria or Scotland? Tory whips confuse MPs with mysterious message

10 October 2014 16:26

The Tory whips are busy today, but not necessarily with fallout from the Clacton by-election. They have sent a message…

The Yes movement slowly moves through the Kubler-Ross stages of grief

23 September 2014 13:38

No-one has died. No-one has been stabbed. Someone, I suppose, may have been punched. So let’s retain some sense of…

Audio: Scottish teenagers on why the independence battle is just getting started

20 September 2014 17:51

Will there be another Scottish independence referendum? I went back to my hometown, Nairn, yesterday to gauge the mood after the…

In praise of Alex Salmond

19 September 2014 19:38

Alex Salmond has proved himself the most effective party leader in Europe, let alone Britain. He has just run a…

Podcast special: Alex Salmond’s resignation

19 September 2014 17:54

Was Alex Salmond’s resignation a surprise? And what should the SNP do now that it has lost the referendum that…

Indyref: Will Westminster really change?

19 September 2014 12:40

Lord Ashcroft’s post-referendum Scotland poll gives politicians claiming they’ve ‘heard’ voters a number of clues if in reality they’re still…

With malice toward none and with charity towards all, now the real work begins

19 September 2014 12:07

Relief, actually. Not joy. A battle won is better than a battle lost but still an exhausting, bloody, business. There…

Our Scottish campaign will encourage English Nationalism unless the voice of England is heard

18 September 2014 22:30

This is an extract from a speech delivered by Tory MP Conor Burns at a Conservative association dinner in Chris…

Salmond uses final rally to congratulate campaigners

17 September 2014 23:29

Anyone listening to Alex Salmond’s final pro-independence rally tonight in Perth might have been forgiven for thinking the ‘Yes’ campaign…

Why a ‘No’ voter hurled abuse at ‘Yes’ campaigners

17 September 2014 14:15

I’ve just watched a passionate, informed debate about politics taking place on a street corner between three ordinary people. I’ve…

Yes or No, the little white rose of Scotland will bloom again

17 September 2014 13:28

And so our watch is all but over. Who knows what comes tomorrow but at least and at last the…

Scotland could never prosper under the SNP, because they don’t understand business

17 September 2014 12:56

No-nonsense businesspeople will be very much what’s needed in the aftermath of the Scottish Catastrophe, as it will surely come…

‘No’ quietly confident on campaign trail

16 September 2014 16:42

I’ve just spent a couple of hours on the Burnhill estate in Rutherglen watching a group of Labour ‘No’ campaigners…

Is Scotland confident enough to vote No?

16 September 2014 15:07

We hold this truth to be self-evident: we are not an oppressed people. We have some liberty to chart our…

If Scotland leave, we don’t owe them anything. But it’s no great favour if they stay

16 September 2014 14:50

I doubt I’m alone among English readers of this magazine in having felt uncomfortable with our last issue. ‘Please stay…

Scottish nationalism: turning neighbours into foreigners

16 September 2014 12:59

Nationalists build walls to keep their people in and the rest out. They create ‘us’ and ‘them’. Friends and enemies.…

Lib dem poster van

Lib Dems switch on the sunshine – and attack ‘sinister’ Yes tactics

16 September 2014 12:12

The Lib Dems have just launched the final leg of their campaign against Scottish independence, which is a poster van…

David Cameron’s final plea to Scottish voters

15 September 2014 17:58

David Cameron has just delivered one of the best speeches of his career in Aberdeen. It was emotional, sincere, clear.…

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…

Please stay to build a better Britain: more Spectator readers write to Scots

14 September 2014 16:30

This week’s Spectator cover piece is written by our readers. Here are some more letters to Scottish voters, explaining why…