Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

Joyce McMillan: The two different faces of ‘nationalism’

History shows us national movements can be either reactionary and intolerant or progressive and inclusive, says Joyce McMillan

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond launches his Fringe show at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture: PA

Alex Salmond: Scots will vote for independence within 4 years

Scottish independence has been "inevitable" since the creation of Holyrood two decades ago, Alex Salmond today said.

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RBS is taking steps to prepare for a potential Yes vote in a second referendum. Picture: Jane Barlow

RBS takes steps to prepare for new independence referendum

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is taking steps to prepare for a second referendum on Scottish independence, according to reports.

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EU migrants living in Scotland could sway any future vote on independence. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

EU nationals could hold key to Yes victory in indyref2

European migrants could change the outcome of any future referendum on Scottish independence if its held before Brexit, say experts.

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People wave Catalan flags, known as the Estelada flag, during a pro-independence rally on September 11th. Picture: AP

What lessons can Nicola Sturgeon learn from Catalonian Indyref plans?

Once again, it looks like voters in Catalonia are headed to the polls to vote on whether to declare independence from Spain.

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Nicola Sturgeon had described another independence vote as 'highly likely'. Picture: SWNS

Cost of Scottish Government indyref2 consultation revealed

Ministers spent tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money running the public consultation for a second referendum on Scottish independence, internal figures have revealed.

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Hundreds of performers stage free shows every day on the Royal Mile and The Mound during the Fringe.

Six hotly-tipped political shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, even before Scotland’s constitutional debate, Brexit, and elections at least once a year, has always had a political element.

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Nicola Sturgeon to move away from indyref2 with 'relaunch'

Nicola Sturgeon to move away from indyref2 with 'relaunch'

Nicola Sturgeon is planning a ‘relaunch’ of her government in response to the SNP’s disappointing general election result, according to reports.

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SNP MEP Alyn Smith has called for activists from all parties to clamp down on online abuse

Analysis: How big a problem are ‘cybernats’ for the SNP?

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has called for a new code of conduct in his party to crack down on so-called cybernats and their Unionist equivalents.

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Supporters wave pro-independence Catalan flags in Barcelona.  Picture: Getty Images

Lesley Riddoch: Catalan independence movement poses dilemma for SNP

The choice between Madrid and Barcelona is one that all political leaders will soon face, writes Lesley Riddoch.

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Alex Salmond claimed the "merchants of doom" had got economy predictions wrong. Picture: John Devlin

Alex Salmond: ‘merchants of doom’ were wrong about recession

Alex Salmond has slammed the BBC, Unionist politicians and the mainstream media for coverage of Scotland’s GDP figures.

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Even if the North Sea goose no longer lays golden eggs, it still sustains jobs, says Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson: We dodged a North Sea bullet with No vote

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that Scotland avoided a devastating financial bullet after the Scottish Government’s 2013 oil revenue projections, argues Brian Wilson.

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Nicola Sturgeon is facing claims that Scots businesses are being "silenced" after the head of Highland Spring climbed down over independence comments following contact from the Scottish Government. Picture: PA

SNP under fire over Highland Spring indyref2 contact

The Scottish Government is under pressure to explain why it contacted drinks giant Highland Spring over concerns raised by the firm’s boss about Indyref2, amid opposition concerns about “intimidation” of businesses.

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Tom Peterkin: SNP pledges on health and schools may be in vain

Domestic policy should be the priority but it could prove difficult as the constitution dominates, says Tom Peterkin.

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Nicola Sturgeon ‘resets’ indyref2 plans

Nicola Sturgeon said today the Scottish government will “reset” the plan on indyref2.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to make an announcement later on today. Picture: SWNS

Nicola Sturgeon set to make an announcement on indyref2

NICOLA Sturgeon is expected to set out her position on a second independence referendum at Holyrood later on today.

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Nicola Sturgeon is expected to make an announcement this week

What will reaction be to Nicola Sturgeon’s postponement of indyref2?

Nicola Sturgeon’s pronouncements on a second referendum on Scottish independence have a habit of being overtaken by events.

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Brexit one year on: how has referendum result affected Scotland?

We are now a year removed from the landmark and shock decision by UK voters to leave the European Union.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

What can the SNP teach Theresa May about minority government?

The wafer-thin proposals unveiled in a Queen’s Speech that is supposed to cover a two-year period show just how tough legislating is when you don’t have a House of Commons majority.

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A spokesman for the First Minister has said it is likely there will be an independence statement before Partliament recess.

Nicola Sturgeon to outline indyref2 plan before summer recess

Nicola Sturgeon is “likely” to make a statement on plans for a second independence referendum before Holyrood breaks up for the summer, a spokesman has said.

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