Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

Blair McDougall: SNP on wrong end of its own angry populism

Nicola Sturgeon will have you believe that everything has changed since more than two million Scots gave her a clear No in the Scottish independence referendum in 2014.

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Former prime minister Gordon Brown

Constitution ‘no longer fit for purpose’ says Labour leadership

The UK constitution is “no longer fit for purpose” and must be overhauled to unite a “deeply divided kingdom” in the wake of Brexit, Labour leaders will today warn.

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But business leaders said setting a date for indyref2 could lead to a pause in investment activity. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Deal making in rude health despite fears over economy

Corporate deal activity in Scotland remains buoyant but the setting of a date for a second independence referendum is likely to lead to a lull, according to a new report published today.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Comment: postponed indyref2 debate fails to excite

This debate on the request by the Scottish Government to gain the power to hold another referendum on independence was delayed due to the horrific killings in Westminster last week.

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Holyrood’s indyref2 vote rejected by Westminster

The UK Government has kicked Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for another independence referendum into the long grass moments after it was backed by a majority of MSPs.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Sky

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots have right to choose Brexit or indyref2

Scottish voters should have the right to choose between the “significant and profound” change that Brexit will cause and independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon: PM has no ‘rational opposition’ to indyref2

The UK’s future relationship with the EU will be clear within the 18-month timeframe proposed by the Scottish Government for a second independence referendum, according to Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

What today’s political leaders said about indyref 2014

Nicola Sturgeon has been criticised over her comments in 2014 that the independence referendum was ‘once in a generation’ vote.

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Theresa May insists her position on indyref2 will not change

The Prime Minister has said her position will not change on Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum by spring 2019.

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First Minister meets Prime Minister Theresa May at Bute House. Picture: TSPL

What we can expect when Theresa May meets Nicola Sturgeon

The Prime Minister Theresa May is in Scotland, a visit billed as a unity tour ahead of her backing of move to Trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit process.

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Tackling Scotland's deficit will need more than tax rises alone, says Stephen Hay. Picture: John Devlin

Stephen Hay: Tax rise alone won’t cut Scottish deficit

Whether or not there is a second independence referendum in Scotland and regardless of whether or not Scotland votes for independence, while we have devolved powers to the extent that we do, economically, Scotland has a major problem which needs to be solved sooner rather than later.

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Indyref2 not on the agenda as Theresa May arrives in Scotland

Theresa May will not discuss the timing of a second independence referendum when she meets Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Scotland today.

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Former Yes campaign chief executive Blair Jenkins. Picture: John Devlin

Indyref2: SNP ‘must be realistic’ on economy to win vote

The SNP must be “realistic” about the economic case for independence if it hopes to win the next referendum, the former chief executive of the Yes campaign has said.

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Labour inequalities spokeswoman Monica Lennon made the claim. Picture: Greg Macvean

Indyref2 bid ‘could push down child mental health plans’

Mental health services for children and young people could be pushed further down the Scottish Government’s priority list by plans for a second independence referendum, Labour has warned.

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared on the ITV programme Peston On Sunday. Picture: AFP/Getty

Theresa May would be ‘wrong’ to block Indyref2 - Labour

Jeremy Corbyn does not believe Westminster should block a second independence referendum if the Scottish Parliament calls for one.

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Nicola Sturgeon should be wary of mutiny in the ranks among those who backed independence first time around.

Bill Jamieson: Sturgeon setting sail without a rising tide

The SNP must pay heed to fears of small businesses before charting a new course towards indyref2, says Bill Jamieson

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Indyref2 debate at Holyrood postponed until Tuesday

A suspended vote on a possible second Scottish independence referendum will take place next Tuesday, Holyrood has confirmed.

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There are fears that projects could lose international funding due to the political uncertainty. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Indyref2 and Brexit weigh on Scots property sector

Scotland’s property and construction sector faces a “critical” period amid a potential second Scottish independence referendum and Brexit uncertainty, a business advisory group has warned.

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Labour MSP Neil Findlay. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Neil Findlay accused of ‘sexism’ over Nicola Sturgeon tweet

A senior Scottish Labour MSP has been criticised for sending a ‘sexist’ tweet aimed at First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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Theresa May

PMQs: Theresa May hits back at SNP Brexit agreement claims

Theresa May has brushed aside calls for Scotland to have a say on Brexit amid accusations she had “delayed, blocked and lectured” the devolved governments over leaving the European Union.

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