Indyref2 and Scottish Independence

Scotland’s potential will only be realised after independence says Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the SNP is using every power at its disposal to deliver for the people of Scotland and that the full potential of Scotland can only be seen when the nation is independent.

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SNP using Brexit showdown with Holyrood as ‘dry run’ for indyref2

The SNP is being accused of using the row over Brexit powers as a “dry run” to push through legislation for a second independence referendum at the Scottish Parliament.

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EU nationals will ‘not have right to vote in Indyref2’

EU nationals will not have the right to vote in a future independence referendum if it takes places after Brexit economists have suggested.

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Surprise Depute Leader candidate urges SNP to ‘get into training for Indyref2’

A surprise new candidate has thrown her name into the hat for the role of SNP depute and has nailed her colours to the mast by calling for internal organisational change to get the party ready for a new independence referendum.

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Poll: Support for Scottish independence at 32%

Scotland’s current constitutional arrangement remains the most popular choice for voters, a poll has suggested.

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‘Give Scotland seat at Brexit talks or risk indyref2’

Calls have been made for Scotland to get a seat at the table in post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union and other countries to avoid “awkward” legal disputes over implementation of agreements.

Politics 622

Brexit ‘will not be constitutional game changer’ for SNP

Leaving the European Union is unlikely to be the catalyst that leads Scotland to vote for independence, a new analysis has suggested.

Politics 415

Brian Wilson: Stop sniping! Jobs depend on Scotland working with UK

Just 70 firms account for half of Scotland’s exports, without the spirit of co-operation the nation will be disadvantaged in critical economic areas, believes Brian Wilson.

Opinion 284

Poll: Majority of Scots don’t want Indyref2 in next five years

A majority of Scottish voters are opposed to a second referendum on independence in the next five years, a new poll has found.

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Poll: Half of Scots ‘back an independent Scotland in EU’

Almost half of Scots would back an independent Scotland in the European Union (EU) if a second referendum was held in early 2019, a new poll suggests.

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Nicola Sturgeon: new report will make fresh case for independence

The First Minister has revealed the publication of an anticipated report will set out a fresh economic case for independence at a private meeting with senior party members.

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Henry McLeish: Federalism can stop Scottish independence

Scotland deserves the chance to consider an option that is currently denied by black-and-white debate over the constitutional question, writes former First Minister Henry McLeish.

Opinion 358

Poll: Labour overtake Tories, support for independence rises

A new survey has shown that Scottish Labour will overtake the Conservatives at the next Holyrood elections and become Scotland’s second party once again.

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SNP must be ‘brilliant’ to win indyref2 - finds study

The SNP must be “brilliant” at running Scotland from Holyrood to persuade people that independence will benefit the country, an academic study has found.

A pro-independence supporter outside the SNP conference. Picture: John Devlin

‘SNP may be forced to make indyref2 call in early 2018’

The First Minister could be forced to make a decision on a second independence referendum much earlier than planned, a Scottish EU expert has claimed.

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Alex Salmond to appear at Scottish independence rally in Edinburgh

Alex Salmond will be among the speakers at a major gathering of independence supporters taking place in Edinburgh next month.

Independence supporters march in Glasgow in September 2016. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

MPs to debate indyref2 at Westminster

The prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum will be debated in the House of Commons after hundreds of thousands demanded a halt to any plans for another separation poll.


Mhairi Black: why should we put indyref2 on the ‘back burner?’

SNP MP Mhari Black has hit out at those who want nationalists to put independence “on the back burner” in the wake of June’s general election.


Nicola Sturgeon: I have indyref2 mandate until 2021

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she still has a mandate to hold a second Scottish independence referendum before the next Holyrood election in 2021.

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