Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

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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Scottish Secretary David Mundell has come under pressure from the SNP. Picture: John Devlin

David Mundell tells Nicola Sturgeon: Remove indyref2 threat

The Scottish Secretary has said he foresees “no circumstances” for a second Scottish referendum taking place before the 2021 Holyrood elections

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Ian Blackford is the new SNP Westminster leader. Picture: Contributed

SNP Westminster leader: Brexit talks must involve all parties

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has made a final plea for the Conservatives to “reach out to others” before starting Brexit negotiations on Monday.

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Tommy Sheppard has called on the plans to be postponed until after Brexit. Picture: Neil Hanna

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard urges party to ‘park’ indyref2

Pressure on Nicola Sturgeon to outline her position on a second independence referendum is mounting as further senior SNP figures called for the vote to be postponed.

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Scottish National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon poses in front of SNP MPs elected in the general election Picture:Taylor/Getty Images

Brian Wilson: Liberation day for Scots fed up of indyref2

Last Thursday’s general election confirmed the political mortality of the SNP and a shift in Scottish politics, writes Brian Wilson.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: John Devlin

FMQS: Nicola Sturgeon pursuing “sinking” indyref2 dream

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ignoring the Scottish people by attempting to “refloat” her “sinking dream” of independence.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon walks to her helicopter during the election campaign. Picture: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire

Poll: 60% want Nicola Sturgeon to ditch indyref2

A new poll has emerged showing that well over half of Scottish voters want Nicola Sturgeon to abandon her plans for a second referendum on independence.

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