If the SNP do drop below 40 per cent of the vote, as a new poll suggests, the Prime Minister will be quite able to go on saying “not yet”.
Posts Tagged: Scottish independence
The Scottish Conservative leader argues the SNP is living out some of the great author’s warnings.
Peter Duncan: The Prime Minister’s gamble in Scotland – and why pressure for another independence vote may become unstoppable
Any result which sees the election of more than 45 nationalists will raise some awkward questions for May as she forms her new government.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
“We will put the interests of the Union – both the parts and the whole – at the heart of our decision-making.” May’s Scottish speech: full text
She argues that overseas aid is a prime example of how a united, global Britain is a force for good.
WATCH: The Prime Minister in Scotland – “The strength and stability of our Union will become even more important”
Theresa May addresses the Department for International Development ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s upcoming vote on a second independence referendum.
Perhaps voters are waiting to see the outcome of the negotiations, or maybe the economic reality of Ulster’s reliance on Great Britain is key to swing voters.
There is a danger that those of us with strong opinions are not always the best judges of balance.
Also: Jones calls for grand council to create a federalist vision for Labour, and Government rebuffs Irish leader over Ulster comments.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Nadhim Zahawi: An independence referendum on the SNP’s timetable wouldn’t be fair to Scotland. But they don’t care.
We cannot have a vote when all that is known is what legal deal has been agreed.
Impartiality shouldn’t be mistaken for overlooking so much that is good about Britain.
The First Minister says “my manifesto speaks for itself”.
She agrees with the Prime Minister that, “to have a fair referendum, the people of Scotland need to know what Brexit looks like”.
“Now is not the time,” is an eminently reasonable response.