Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

Ian Murray: Scottish politics corroded by Nationalism

The SNP has created an “atmosphere of fear” which discourages people from criticising the party in case they are publicly attacked, one of Labour’s top candidates in Scotland has claimed.

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Jeremy Corbyn under fire after leaving door open on indyref2

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire from opponents after indicating he would “open discussions” with the SNP about the prospect of a second referendum if he becomes Prime Minister.

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Joyce McMillan: Much unites Labour and SNP, indyref2 remains barrier

We have two parties who agree who agree on almost every aspect of domestic policy but are at each other’s throats over independence, writes Joyce McMillan

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Scottish Leaders Debate: clashes over indyref2 and SNP record

Nicola Sturgeon was grilled over her record in office as NHS and education shortcomings came under fire from frontline staff during a live televised debate last night.

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Labour manifesto will promise to fight ‘unwanted’ indyref2

Jeremy Corbyn will recommit Labour to opposing an “unwanted and unnecessary” second independence referendum when he launches his party’s general election manifesto today.

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Ruth Davidson condemns ‘f*** off back to Scotland’ councillor

Ruth Davidson has condemned as “utterly inappropriate” the behaviour of a Tory candidate in England who reportedly told a schoolgirl to “f*** off back to Scotland” after she said she supported independence.

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Ruth Davidson: SNP guilty of "Orwellian" nationalism

Ruth Davidson has accused the SNP of pursuing “Orwellian” Nationalism in an unprecedented attack on the party as it marks the 10th anniversary of seizing power in Scotland.

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James Heappey told a schoolgirl to 'F*** off back to Scotland'. Picture; Getty

Indy supporter told to ‘F*** off back to Scotland’ by Tory candidate

A Conservative MP canidate asked a schoolgirl ‘Why don’t you f*** off back to Scotland’ after she revealed she was a supporter of Scottish independence.

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Sir Tom Devine, one of Scotland's leading historians. Picture: Greg Macvean

Sir Tom Devine: SNP are barrier to ‘blood and soil nationalism’

The nation’s leading historian has told how the SNP has acted as a barrier to the “blood and soil” nationalism that has swept Europe and cited the absence of hostilities toward English-born voters who backed the Better Together campaign in 2014.

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RBS refuses to rule out England move if indyref2 called

The Royal Bank of Scotland has refused to rule out moving its headquarters south of the border if another campaign for Scottish independence gets underway.

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Ruth Davidson wants to lead "fightback against SNP"

Comment: Indyref2 now dictates Scottish voting behaviour

The Tories are firmly positioned as the main opposition to indyref2, finds Alex Orr.

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Russia had formerly been sympathetic to the idea of Scottish independence. Picture: TASS via Getty Images

Russia ‘set to U-turn on support for Scottish independence’

Russia is poised to change its stance on Scottish independence and oppose the country’s withdrawal from the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote, a closed-door meeting at the Scottish Parliament has been told.

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Mike Russell says there is a "high chance" Brexit talks will collapse

Mike Russell: Brexit talks collapse could hasten indyref2

There is a "high chance" that Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU leaders will collapse which could pave the way for Scottish independence,  Holyrood's Brexit minister has told MSPs.

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Nicola Sturgeon at a photo call with the SNP's new council group in Glasgow's George Square. Picture: PA

Sturgeon: ‘Ludicrous’ that Tory surge will derail indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed as “ludicrous” any claims that the surge in Tory support in Scotland could derail her bid to hold a second independence referendum.

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Scotland could have stayed in both the EU and the UK, according to EU legal experts. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Scotland ‘could have stayed in EU and UK’ post-Brexit

Scotland could have stayed in the  EU after Brexit, while also remaining part of the UK, a European legal chief has said.

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Ruth Davidson: Our titanic battle to oust Angus Robertson

Ruth Davidson has said there is a “close to 50 per cent” chance the Conservatives can claim the scalp of SNP depute leader Angus Robertson in the general election.

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The Team behind Yes Cafe Edinburgh South are hoping to reopen. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Yes Cafe seeking funding to re-open in Edinburgh South

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE cafe in the south of the city has launched a crowdfunding campaign to re-open.

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A new poll suggests that most Scots believe that the SNP should be entitled to hold a new independence referendum if they win a majority in the General Election. Picture: TSPL

Election success ‘would give SNP right to hold indyref2’

A MAJORITY of voters north of the border believe the SNP would have the right to hold a second independence referendum if the party wins more than half of the Scottish seats in the General Election, a poll has found.

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Alistair Darling.

Alistair Darling: Only Labour has delivered for Scotland

Alistair Darling will argue that only Labour has a record of reducing poverty in government when he joins the general election fray today on the anniversary of Labour’s 1997 landslide.

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