Also: ‘Self-financing’ Yes campaign bankrolled by the SNP; and Welsh Labour minister uninterested in ‘English Labour’ leadership contest.
Posts Tagged: Scottish referendum
Plus: Ivan Massow – a joke. Greenhalgh and Boff – no charisma. Tulip Siddiq and Stephen Kinnock – impressive. And: Ben Harris-Quinney (for it is he)
Support for the SNP and independence stayed the same before and after the film’s release.
Did last year’s referendum encourage young people to back the SNP?
Labour voters in Douglas Alexander’s seat are furious at being treated as “a second-class nation” and “bullied” during the referendum.
Andy Maciver: Conservatives in Scotland are increasingly being hindered by their association with London
Privately, leading Scottish Tories are livid at the Carlisle Principle, Theresa May’s ‘abdication’ intervention and the rest of the rhetoric of the last week.
Also: the DUP rule out any formal parliamentary arrangement with the SNP; and the Tories grant the Welsh Assembly powers of redefinition.
Daniel Hannan MEP: Scowl, and you’ll help to lose the EU referendum. Smile, and you’ll help to win it.
Reflecting people’s gripes back at them will take you only so far. To get further, you must also offer something better.
The campaign is impoverished and the electorate insulted by the refusal of the main party leaders to talk about a new settlement for the United Kingdom.
I worry that we are not learning from the experience of the Scottish referendum, and what it might mean for the next plebiscite looming on the horizon.
It would be risky, but it might just work – and leave the Union intact.
Also: New poll shows Scots want second referendum within the decade; Welsh farmers call for badger cull; Scottish Labour trick Nats on Twitter.
Andy Maciver: As Scottish Conservatives gather for their conference, a stark message for Cameron. Only federalism can now save the Union.
The SNP is winning the referendum aftermath. The Unionist parties are losing. The Smith Commission proposals aren’t working. Only a radical UK-wide solution will.
Also: Swinney accused of coercing councils; Plaid want all young children taught in Welsh; Holyrood rejects national anthem.
Interview: Ken Clarke – “The Greeks have made it impossible, unless they come up with some brilliant solution, to stay in the Euro.”
“The Cameroons” are wrong to view Tony Blair as “the Master”. It was “a pity” to move Michael Gove, and the EU referendum will not heal Tory divisions on Europe.