Election 2016

Holyrood Election 2016

Alex Salmond predicts indyref2 in autumn 2018

A second vote on independence could take place in autumn 2018, former first minister Alex Salmond has said.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

PM refuses to rule out blocking Scots MPs voting on Brexit law

The UK Government has been accused of mounting a “power grab” after the Prime Minister refused to rule out blocking Scottish MPs from voting on parts of a key bill to implement Brexit.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell has signalled that Holyrood will not lose any of its devolved powers. Picture: PA Wire

Brexit: Holyrood will not lose any devolved powers, says Mundell

The Scottish Parliament will not lose any of its devolved powers as a result of Brexit, David Mundell has signalled.

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The Supreme Court will rule on whether a parliamentary vote is needed to trigger Article 50. Picture: SWNS

Brexit: Supreme Court ruling expected next Tuesday

The Supreme Court is to give its judgment in the legal battle over Brexit on Tuesday 24 January.

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Former Labour MP Eric Joyce is now in favour of Scottish independence. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Eric Joyce: Scots ‘can now vote Yes with heart and brain in indyref2’

A former Labour MP has predicted Scotland’s “instinctual social democratic values” will be squeezed by a Conservative Westminster Government emboldened by Brexit.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Sturgeon: Indyref2 now ‘more likely’ with hard Brexit plans

Theresa May’s pursuit of an ­“economically catastrophic” exit from the European single market has made the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum “more likely”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said last night.

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Theresa May outlined her plans for Brexit. Picture: PA

Brexit: 12 objectives of Theresa May’s negotiations

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain’s Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May’s speech at Lancaster House:

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Nicola Sturgeon faces a decision over whether to call a second independence referendum

May rules out Scottish Brexit deal and calls for UK-wide support

Theresa May has dealt a decisive blow to hopes of a compromise with the Scottish Government on Brexit, ruling out any separate deal to maintain its place in the EU.

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Steve Smith, from County Durham, a member of English Scots for Yes, campaigns outside the Scottish Parliament in 2014. Picture: Toby Williams

English Scots for Yes prepares for possible Indyref2 vote

A pro-independence campaign group has relaunched with the aim of encouraging English-born Scots to support a Yes vote in any future referendum.

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Actress and comedienne Elaine C Smith opens the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC) conference in Glasgow. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish Independence Convention brings together Yes groups in Glasgow

Around 800 people gathered in Glasgow for the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC) bringing together a range of pro-Yes groups for the first time since the referendum vote in 2014.

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Scott Findlay and Molly Shaw, seven, enjoy Christmas shopping on Princes Street. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Brexit: Cash boost for Capital as tourist spending up 24%

“BREXIT tourists” brought the Capital some extra Christmas cheer as it emerged spending over the festive season soared in 2016.

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Patrick Harvie says a second independence vote will come if hard Brexit is the outcome of EU negotiations. Picture: Scott Louden

Hard Brexit could see indyref2 vote held in 2018, say Greens

A second independence referendum could be held next year if the UK Government “dig its heels in” and pursue a hard Brexit, Green co-convener Patrick Harvie said.

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Ian Murray, Scotland's only Labour MP spoke out at PMW's. Picture Steven Scott Taylor.

Ian Murray tells PM Brexit plans are ‘threat to the union’

Labour’s former shadow Scottish secretary has accused Theresa May of being a threat to the Union because of her Government’s Brexit plans.

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Angela Constance said no regression would be tolerated. Picture: Contributed

Brexit: Constance in warning over erosion of workers’ rights

Protections set out in European Union employment law must not to be undermined as a result of Brexit, the Holyrood equalities secretary has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she is not bluffing about the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon: ‘I’m not bluffing about indyref2’

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she is not bluffing about the prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum as she accused Theresa May of having an “unacceptable” approach to Brexit.

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Derek Mackay is urging Scots to have their say on the draft referendum bill consultation. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Public urged to respond to draft indyref2 bill consultation

The Scottish Government has called on the public to have their say on a draft bill on a second independence referendum.

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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: PA

Labour pours cold water on idea of electoral pact with SNP

Calls for an electoral pact between Labour and the SNP to stave off electoral oblivion across the UK have been dismissed by Jeremy Corbyn and Kezia Dugdale.

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J.K. Rowling said Donald Trump put 'valued institutions in potential jeopardy'. Picture: Dan Hallman/AP

JK Rowling brands Donald Trump a ‘bigot’

One of the world’s most successful authors has branded the president-elect of the United States a “bigot” in a passionate defence of free speech.

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Old man of Hoy. Picture: TSPL

Orkney ‘could become independent’ from Scotland after Brexit

Scottish islanders are considering their options after the Brexit vote - including breaking free from Scotland and the UK to become independent.

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Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson. Picture: TSPL

Ex-SNP leader urges Nicola Sturgeon to shelve indyref2 plans

A former SNP leader has called on First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to put any plans for a second vote on Scottish independence on hold “indefinitely”.

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