In 2014 the rules were almost designed to maximise the independence vote. This time London must take the question much more seriously.
Posts Tagged: Scottish referendum
Interview: Nigel Biggar says human rights are not enough and the British Empire was good as well as bad
If the BBC wants to balance its coverage of the culture war, it should commission this Oxford ethicist to tell the truth about Britain’s past.
After the election, we suggested five ways of securing the Party’s electoral position. Eight months on, how is the Government doing?
If Putin hoped that Brexit would detach us from our alliances, there’s no evidence of that happening so far, and much to the contrary.
In his new book, John Lloyd makes the case for maintaining the Act of Union of 1707, and exposes the dark passions which motivate the SNP.
The former First Minister is a diminished figure, but could still be a potent leader of the Nationalists’ fundamentalist wing.
Also: Struggle to succeed Corbyn puts spotlight on Labour divisions over Scotland; and Jack has even more reasons to refuse Sturgeon’s referendum demands.
Leaving the EU will see new opportunities and challenges for the United Kingdom as a whole – and the Party needs to fight back in Scotland.
Andy Maciver: Johnson must change the Scottish Conservatives’ policy on a second independence referendum
He will be the Prime Minister who will either lose Scotland, or kill nationalism. There is no longer any in-between option.
“If Boris Johnson thinks saying no is the end of the matter then he is going to find himself completely and utterly wrong.”
WATCH: Gove – “We were told 2014 was a choice for a generation – we are not going to have an independence referendum in Scotland”
“In this General Election we have just seen what happens when politicians try to overturn a referendum result.”
She would ask Labour to agree that a referendum on Scottish independence is not a matter for Westminster, as a condition to support a minority government.
In 2017, 51 MPs were returned with majorities of less than a thousand. That’s 51 results potentially determined by an extra hour on the doorstep,
In this marginal seat there is as yet no sign of an SNP surge, and they may just be losing support to Labour too.
WATCH: If Scotland voted for independence, would Sturgeon demand a second referendum on the exit deal? “No…”
“I don’t believe we should equate the two things,” the First Minister argues.