Also: Robinson calls for fixed-term border polls in Ulster; Wood sets departure date as leader of Plaid; and the architect of ‘The Vow’ comes out for Scottish independence.
Posts Tagged: Scottish referendum
The SNP leader wants instead to engage people in the ‘substantive arguments’ for breaking away from the UK.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
It’s unimaginable that Westminster would have acted towards Scotland as Madrid has acted towards Catalonia.
If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
This week saw the 20th anniversary of the devolution referendum. Let’s stop arguing about getting more power – and make proper use what we’ve already got.
This site was unusual in arguing before the vote that the SNP and Plaid needed the EU. Today it is received wisdom – so where are the recantations?
The Guardian’s John Harris talks to voters across Scotland.
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”.
Lord Ashcroft: “Sturgeon still keeps banging on about independence”. My general election focus groups from Scotland.
For most of those considering a change of parties, this left one viable option: “I hate to say it, but the Tories.”