The most ominous portent for a second poll is that the No campaign has collapsed. It needs rebooting urgently.
Posts Tagged: Scottish referendum
“The evidence is that a majority of the Scottish people do not want a second independence referendum.”
Sturgeon wants a poll to be timed to cause maximum disruption to the talks. She mustn’t get away with it.
She says that the poll should be “at a time when the options are clearer than they are now, but before it is too late to decide our own path”.
Brown let talk of a general election run out of control. Is Sturgeon doing the same with a second independence referendum?
Whatever Scotland’s first Minister decides to do, events seem to be creating their own momentum.
Even when the question is properly specified, they offer voters a binary choice without any consideration of the consequences that potentially flow.
Harnessing anger is easy, but keeping a grip on it is much harder.
Brexit-induced outrage hasn’t boosted separatism, and the economic case keeps getting worse. But the SNP’s troops are itching to go, and this might be their last best shot.
Also: Corbyn moves to rule out coalition with SNP; Brokenshire embarks on Northern Ireland Brexit tour; Nationalists accused of ‘gagging’ journalists; and more.
Plus: August, the best political month. Thatcher, the best post-war Prime Minister. Off to Any Questions. Off to Edinburgh. And: will I poison an MP?
The media never understood him, and was surprised both by his successes and his failures.
She describes the aftermath of the Leave vote as “utter chaos, shambolic and frankly disgraceful”.
The First Minister threatens independence a referendum rematch, and Cameron’s successor faces an early test – but a winnable one.
Conservatives are losing their leader. But the Opposition is at risk of losing its core vote.
Ruth Davidson: Whatever the outcome, we Conservatives must come together after this bruising referendum
I hope we will Remain. But either way, the national interest would be ill-served if we abrogate our responsibilities in order to continue private feuds.