Indyref2

Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

1,500 attend pro-independence rally in Glasgow

Independence supporters have held a rally almost three years on from Scotland’s referendum.

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Alex Salmond: Independent Scotland would join EFTA quickly

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has said that membership of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) would guarantee that an independent Scotland will not be made “relatively poorer by full English Brexit.”

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German politicians want Scotland to be given a clear route into the EU Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Scottish independence activists hold rally in Germany

Scottish independence activists based in Germany have staged a rally in support of another referendum in Berlin.

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First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, gives a speech at Bute House requesting a new Scottish independence Referendum.

SNP accused of ‘airbrushing history’ over Indyref2 announcement

THE SNP has been accused of trying to airbrush history after the party’s look back at the main political events in its review of the year failed to mention the decision to call a second independence referendum.

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Alex Salmond: Nicola Sturgeon’s indyref2 plans hurt by election

Nicola Sturgeon would not have announced plans for a second independence referendum had she foreseen a snap general election, Alex Salmond has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to publish her hidden plans for independence as the latest snapshot of Scotlands public finances this week is poised to show another gloomy outlook. Pictures: PA/John Devlin

Nicola Sturgeon urged to publish ‘hidden’ independence plans

Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to publish her “hidden plans” for independence as the latest snapshot of Scotland’s public finances this week is poised to show another gloomy outlook.

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Pamela Nash is to head up Scotland in the Union

Pamela Nash to lead pro-UK Scotland in the Union campaign group

A former Labour MP is to head up the pro-UK campaign group Scotland in the Union.

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Neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Virginia have been calling themselves white nationalists. Picture: AFP/Getty

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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German politicians want Scotland to be given a clear route into the EU 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 has now renewed calls for Holyrood to gain control over immigration. 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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