Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

Jeremy Corbyn: Theresa May should not block Indyref2

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

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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rs May said every effort had been put into work with the devolved administrations.

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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Yes campaign tipped to push ‘take back control’ message

A fresh campaign for Scottish independence is likely to emulate tactics used by the Leave side in the European Union referendum, a leading academic has suggested.

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Piers Morgan wades into Indyref2 by demanding English vote

Outspoken chat show host Piers Morgan has intervened in the debate over a second Scottish independence referendum by declaring that England should have its own vote on whether Scots should be allowed to leave the United Kingdom.

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MSPs poised to back indyref2 in Holyrood vote

MSPs are expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum when they reach decision time at Holyrood this evening.

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The North Sea downturn is also weighing on Scotland's growth prospects. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Indyref2 and Brexit could slow recovery, report warns

Scotland’s economy is forecast to continue to recover this year but uncertainty caused by Brexit and a second independence referendum will slow growth, a new report has found.

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Nicola Sturgeon: ‘I have democratic mandate for indyref2’

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed she had an “unquestionable, democratic mandate” for a second ­independence referendum, hours before Holyrood is expected to back holding another poll.

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Ross McCafferty: Scottish Parliament debate not worthy of indyref2 hype

If the early evidence is anything to go by, the standard of debate for the next referendum on Scottish independence is going to be lower even than that of the Brexit bus of 2016.

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John Boyle says the Scottish property market is facing political risks. Picture: Emma Mitchell

John Boyle: Is indyref2 hitting the property market?

An international property report this week indicated that Scotland is well placed to be one of the leading destinations for investment in 2017 and, along these lines, it’s useful to analyse some of the facts and figures from the coal face.

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Indyref2: Holyrood to debate call for second referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will make her case for Holyrood to be granted the power to stage a second independence referendum in the aftermath of Britain’s Brexit vote.

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Ex BoE chief: Scotland ‘certainly could’ be independent

Scotland could “certainly” be an independent country but such a move would have financial consequences, according to the former governor of the Bank of England.

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Kezia Dugdale was in London on Monday preparing to address Labour MPs at Westminster. Picture: PA

Dugdale and Corbyn share opposition to indyref2 before Brexit

Kezia Dugdale has said the UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn agrees with her that a second referendum on Scottish independence should not take place before Brexit.

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Jim Sillars says "hard Brexit" is unlikely

Jim Sillars dismisses Nicola Sturgeon's ‘hard Brexit’ fears

Nicola Sturgeon's case for a second independence referendum on the basis of a so called "hard Brexit" has been dismissed by former deputy SNP leader Jim Sillars who says the UK and EU will strike a free trade deal.

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Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Getty

Sturgeon: Blocking referendum ‘democratically indefensible’

Nicola Sturgeon has said any move by the UK Government to block another independence referendum will be “democratically indefensible” if she wins the backing of MSPs this week.

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Nicola Sturgeon must learn lessons from the demise of Scottish labour, said Kenny MacAskill. Picture: SWNS

Kenny MacAskill warns Sturgeon not to take voters for granted

Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has called for “more governance” from Scottish ministers, arguing that “warm words are inadequate”.

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Guto Bebb was visiting Edinburgh for a British and Irish council meeting. Picture: Greg Macvean

Tory minister describes Scotland as ‘another country’

A Tory minister has described Scotland as “another country” and said he was “despondent” after a visit to Edinburgh.

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