scottish referendum

Who will revive Scottish Labour?

13 September 2014 12:00

George Galloway announced his support for Gordon Brown as First Minister of Scotland last night. Galloway’s endorsement came as Brown…

Jim Sillars’ threat of a ‘day of reckoning’ exposes the darker side of nationalism

12 September 2014 15:45

Only yesterday, Jim Sillars was being paraded by Alex Salmond as a nationalist heavyweight who has been taken back into…

How Scotland’s ‘yes’ side mastered the art of mob politics

12 September 2014 12:08

While distributing free Spectators in Glasgow yesterday, I came across a Labour rally and ended up standing about two metres away…

Stay, Scotland – the Spectator readers’ message

10 September 2014 23:20

I’ve just arrived in Edinburgh, where I’ll be handing out copies of the new magazine on Princes St from 8am tomorrow…

New poll puts No ahead in the Scottish referendum campaign

10 September 2014 20:19

Tonight brings the first morale boost for the No campaign in a wee while, a Daily Record poll has them…

The result of the Scottish referendum will be seismic whether yes or no

10 September 2014 17:16

It is very difficult to see how David Cameron would survive a ‘Yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum. There are…

Devolution has given power to politicians, not people. Independence won’t change that

9 September 2014 12:09

Gordon Brown has spoken, and the unionist parties are in agreement: if there’s a ‘no’ vote then more powers will…

People power can save the Union

7 September 2014 14:16

If Scotland does vote for separation—as the latest YouGov poll suggests it will, we’ll enter the most unpredictable political period…

Spectator podcast special: Scotland’s shock poll

7 September 2014 13:39

Would you bet on Scotland staying in the union? Isabel Hardman asks Hamish Macdonell, my former Scotsman colleague, in a…

Do you want Scots to stay in the UK? Say why – and be published in the Spectator

6 September 2014 12:50

It’s extraordinary to think that we could be 12 days away from the dissolution of our country. The union of…

Scotland won’t become a foreign country just because of a vote

5 September 2014 17:02

Hugo Rifkind had an interesting piece in the Times yesterday on the Scottish referendum arguing that the No campaign, by…

Podcast: Tory civil war, Scotland’s political soul and naked photos of celebrities

4 September 2014 12:44

Do the Tories think they’ve already lost the election? Their behaviour is certainly beginning to suggest so. In this week’s…

Scottish referendum: ‘no’ lead falls to 6 points, from 22 points last month

1 September 2014 22:16

Tonight brings a reminder that the Union is in real danger. A new YouGov poll has the No camp’s lead…

Podcast: The lure of the crowd, anti-Semitism and Cameron’s uncertain future

31 July 2014 10:34

Hell, as one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s characters said, is other people. Unless, that is, you happen to be British and…

If a men-only referendum was held, Salmond would win comfortably

15 June 2014 14:10

Another day another poll or, rather, another day and we have another two polls on independence. Scotland on Sunday today…

Scotland’s mature teenagers make the case for all voting to start age 16

6 June 2014 11:16

I went back to my old school last week, Nairn Academy, taking my family to my native Highlands for half-term.…

Wales, sleepwalking to independence?

14 May 2014 15:04

Independence is a fringe issue in Wales. Just 12 per cent of Welsh voters support it, and that figure has been…

Philip Hammond and David Mundell expose lack of political grip at heart of government

14 April 2014 12:59

Was it Philip Hammond who told the Guardian that Britain would discuss a currency union with an independent Scotland? Fleet…

David Cameron’s speech on Scottish independence – full text and audio

7 February 2014 11:49

At the Lee Valley Velopark today, David Cameron gave a speech where he called on people across the UK to…

Alex Salmond is impaling himself on problems of his own making

13 January 2014 15:39

When the independence debate finally started to rumble last year, most people thought it would be the big issues which…