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Holyrood says Yes: Nicola Sturgeon given mandate to go for indyref2

Independence supporters take part in a rally outside the Scottish Parliament during yesterday’s Section 30 vote

NICOLA Sturgeon will this week make a formal request to the Prime Minister for Holyrood to be given powers to hold a new independence referendum, saying it would be “democratically indefensible” for it to be refused.

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Kevin McKenna: Ten top tips for the Unionist parties as they lurch into the ScotRef campaign

Kezia Dugdale (right) has grown more and more fretful of a second independence referendum. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

I WORRY about the mental and physical welfare of assorted senior members of the Labour Party in Scotland; I really do. Ever since the end of the first referendum on Scottish independence they have been forming a disorderly queue to reveal their…

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

Kirsty Strickland: Rampant sexism is about more than one headline

The English Daily Mail's front page yesterday

JUST when you thought we’d heard the worst of the linguistic Brexit adaptations, along comes “Legs-it” and blows them all out of the water. “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It!” was the headline on the English Daily Mail’s front page…

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

May's Brexit trigger will come day after Holyrood vote on independence referendum

Sturgeon: Expected to win vote

A HOLYROOD vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum will take place next Tuesday – the day before Theresa May launches the formal process to take the UK out of the European Union.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

Cat Boyd: Outwith the Holyrood bubble, attitudes towards Scotland in Europe are far from clear-cut

Among 2014 Yes voters who voted Leave, only 65 per cent are still Yes

ASSUMING we’re granted permission to run a referendum, can we win it? Yes, we can. Many commentators predicted that the 2014 result would demoralise and destroy support for independence. But three years on, support has remained stubborn,…

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

ScotRef vote is put on hold in respect to London attack

The debate and vote at Holyrood was suspended after the suspected terror attack at Westminster

HOLYROOD bosses postponed their debate on another Scottish independence referendum yesterday as a mark of respect for the tragic events at their “sister Parliament”.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Michael Fry: The UK has failed to come up with an idea of Britishness that can unite us

Theresa May spoke as if British unity had yet to be challenged, as if disunity was palpable but hardly imminent

THE basic trouble is that each fresh move in the complex political games going on at the moment brings further division. So to call amid this turmoil for unity seems to be merely spitting in the wind.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: ScotRef will happen – but what’s at stake is the timing

Yes supporters in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street in 2014. The next vote wont be any less politicised Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

FOR a long time, many media people used to invoke the famous Aberdeen Press and Journal headline on the day after the Titanic disaster to ridicule the parochialism of the Scottish press. “North-east man lost at sea”, it said. Except it didn’t.…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

May's last chance: PM heads north for final talks with Nicola Sturgeon before Article 50 is triggered

Theresa May has not indicated how Scotland's interests will be protected during the Brexit process

THERESA May will visit Scotland today for her last meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon before Article 50 is triggered on Wednesday.

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Mark Littlewood: Nationalists need economic answers for indyref2

Must Scotland adopt  the euro? Well, yes and no ...

THE passage of the legislation allowing Theresa May to enact Brexit has started off a new war of words between Westminster and Holyrood, with calls for a new referendum on Scottish independence.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017
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