scottish referendum

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…

Is Brexit the beginning of the End of Britain?

27 June 2016 20:53

So where are we now? Pretty much in the same position as the traveller who asks for directions to Limerick…

Coffee House shots: Brexit builds momentum, but can ‘Remain’ fight back?

14 June 2016 17:06

Brexit has continued to build momentum in the EU referendum race with successive polls putting ‘Leave’ ahead. So with nine…

Scotland is a self-confident nation – not a one-party state

21 March 2016 13:24

Politics, as we know, makes the strangest of bedfellows. Step forward Tam Dalyell, Laird of The Binns and erstwhile Father…

Has Cameron scored an own goal? EU referendum clashes with ‘Independence Day’

22 February 2016 9:42

David Cameron’s decision to hold the EU referendum on 23 June has already caused upset in some camps. While the…

Project Fear and the grim legacy of Scotland’s ‘no’ campaign

19 September 2015 10:57

A year ago today, Britain woke up to find the union saved – but only just. In 10 Downing St,…

Pardon my Scots, J.K. Rowling tells the French

25 August 2015 16:45

Despite becoming a Cybernat target during the Scottish referendum after she donated £1 million to the Better Together campaign, J.K. Rowling has…

The referendum is still defining Scottish politics

8 April 2015 18:07

One of the most striking things about Scotland is how the referendum still dominates politics here. I’ve seen more Yes…

A deserving winner – and undeserving losers – from last night’s UK Press Awards

11 March 2015 18:02

Last night’s UK Press Awards stood out for deserving winners – and some undeserving losers. Andrew Norfolk of The Times…

The Union needs balance

16 December 2014 13:45

Today’s Guardian long-read on the Scottish referendum is a great piece of journalism. Both Alistair Darling and Danny Alexander argue…

Theresa May pulls out all the stops at the Spectator Parliamentarian awards

27 November 2014 17:08

If ever there was a tell-tale sign of who won the Great War between the Speaker and the Clerk of…

The Scottish Catholic bishops and the Nationalists: a scandal is coming to light

23 September 2014 19:47

Professor Tom Gallagher, a Scottish Catholic historian, wrote a post here yesterday accusing the Catholic hierarchy of Scotland of covertly…

Have the Scottish Tories been detoxified?

20 September 2014 12:15

The referendum campaign was a mixed experience for the Scottish Tories. On the one hand, it was a reminder of…

Final polls put No ahead

17 September 2014 22:35

The last YouGov poll of the campaign, which has a far larger than usual sample size, has No ahead 52-48.…

Salmond’s biggest myth

17 September 2014 18:06

When I asked one leading SNP figure right at the start of this process how they would try and win…

Two campaign styles: one from the head, one from the heart

17 September 2014 16:57

Aside from the odd angry moment, campaigning with ‘Yes’ in Kelvin this morning was very pleasant. It was also rather…

The public voices for Scotland's no? Expats. Tory. Establishment. Posh. Why?

17 September 2014 12:34

Journalistically speaking, it’s been a good year to be Scottish and Jewish. Had I been a Welsh Zoroastrian, say, I…

Indyref: The promise, and its problems

16 September 2014 8:18

The three Westminster leaders have made their promise. On the front page of the Daily Record, they all sign up…

Pictures: the UK unity rally in Trafalgar Square

15 September 2014 20:49

The point of being British is not banging on about being British. But when your country is three days away…

The case for Britain is being made in Scotland, now it must be made in England too

14 September 2014 11:40

At times in the last few months, it has seemed that if no one was making the case for Britain…