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'Absolutely' no prospect of second referendum on Scottish independence, says Michael Gove 15/12/2019
Nicola Sturgeon accuses Conservatives trying to block independence vote of 'raging against reality'.
'Radical change is needed for UK to survive' 05/08/2019
For the UK to survive, the UK government's approach to devolution needs to "change fundamentally", Wales' Brexit minister has warned.
After Brexit, Europe lives on 11/02/2020
Brexit is a disaster for the United Kingdom. Given the risk that it will now lose Scotland and Northern Ireland to secession, the country seems to have accepted the idea of Great Britain turning back into “Little England.” Britain is that rare lion that chooses to become as small as a mouse.
The major Finnish newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, has published a long piece entitled “The Sixth Nordic country”. It’s about Scotland. Finnish readers learned that “gradually England and Scotland have been drifting apart, almost like tectonic plates,” and asked the question whether, after independence, Scotland’s new friends “could… be found from Finland and other Nordic countries?”
SOME of the biggest names in the country’s cultural scene have put their names to a “Declaration For Independence” that calls for Scotland to take its place on the world stage.
Senior figures in Scotland and Wales warn Brexit is bringing a ‘statutory fist crashing down’.
The SNP is on the rise once again in Scotland and nationalist parties in Northern Ireland outnumber unionists for the first time in history.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is planning to 'love-bomb' Scotland with a £5 million advertising campaign to attempt to save the union.
Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon call for Scotland to hold second independence referendum 14/01/2020
Boris Johnson has formally rejected a call for a second independence referendum in Scotland, claiming such a vote would result in “political stagnation”.
Philip Rycroft, the former Permanent Secretary for the DExEU ... discusses the 2016 EU referendum, the possibility of Scotland gaining independence
SCOTLAND’s Remain voters are shifting in favour of independence because of Brexit, according to recent polls.
ONE-THIRD of voters are more likely to back independence in a future referendum as a result of the UK Government’s “power grab” Internal Market Bill, according to the super-sized poll commissioned by Progress Scotland.
Brexit will crash and burn – and when it does, Labour needs to hold the Tories responsible 09/01/2020
Our fundamental values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law are under direct threat. The next election has to produce a different outcome, and we'll get it by holding the prime minister accountable
The political reality is that the United Kingdom is on a shoogly peg - and Brexit may be catalyst which breaks up the country.
Brexit: Endgame - Fabian Zuleeg 08/09/2020
The UK Government's recent statements make a deal between the EU and UK less likely, regardless of whether that is the intent or not.
‘Scottish public have shifted even further towards supporting an independent Scotland, with record numbers now saying they would vote Yes’
BREXIT secretary Michael Russell says failing to halt the exit from the EU during the coronavirus pandemic will leave the UK facing an “economic Stone Age” while the rest of Europe recovers.
Scottish independence gets a fillip on the night before Brexmas.
Scottish politicians react angrily to PM calling it Tony Blair’s ‘biggest mistake’
A SENIOR German politician has given her support for an independent Scotland joining the EU – further undermining a plot by UK Tories to block the new state from being a member.
IT'S one of the most commonly trotted out Unionist scare stories – claims that an independent Scotland would not be permitted to join the European Union. It just became even harder for Unionists to pretend that this is really the case.
THE CLAIM: "Any country joining the European Union must have a fiscal deficit at 3% or below. With the Scottish deficit at almost 8% the SNP must outline how Scotland could join the European Union as an independent country."
He was booed in Scotland. In Wales, a chicken submitted to his embrace, but politicians held him at arm’s length. And in Northern Ireland, there were rumblings of Irish unity — which could only come at the expense of its ties to the rest of the United Kingdom.
NICOLA Sturgeon has said she will request UK Government consent for another referendum on Scottish independence before the end of the year.
I WAS struck last week how little notice was paid to the fourth anniversary of the Brexit referendum which took place last Tuesday.
Hatred of Boris Johnson biggest reason behind surge for Scottish independence, poll finds 02/11/2020
New research finds current Tory leader ‘loathed’ by Scots in a way David Cameron and Theresa May were not.
First poll would be on principle of independence - with second ‘yes’ vote on outcome of negotiations required before Union is broken up.
AN independent Scotland would be first in line to rejoin the European Union, according to an expert from the London School of Economics.
Ireland's Neale Richmond: 'Open Scottish Government offices in every EU state to prepare for re-entry' 27/10/2020
SEet up offices in every European capital to prepare for independent Scotland's re-entry into the EU, a leading Irish politician has urged the Scottish Government.
THE UK’s leading election expert has predicted Brexit could provide the crucial moment for renewing the drive for indyref2 in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
John Major says UK no longer ‘great power’ 10/11/2020
The former prime minister warned that “complacency” and “nostalgia” are the routes to a national decline and that the UK’s global influence has relied upon history, fortified by membership of the EU and close ties to the US.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Monday that Britain would be weaker if the union that binds its four nations were broken - his latest rejection of a growing push for Scottish independence.
Journey to Yes 17 - A. C. Grayling [8 mins] 05/07/2017
The next instalment from Phantom Powers Journey to Yes series features philosophy professor Anthony Grayling who campaigned for the No argument on 2014.
RECENT polls have suggested that opinion on independence versus staying in the UK is split almost 50:50. And once Boris Johnson and a possible "no-deal" Brexit are added into the mix, support for independence moves into the lead.
A TORY peer has said that Scotland will “almost certainly” become independent in the next decade, which he claimed would be a “constitutional and political tragedy”.
PM on collision course with Joe Biden and EU if he pushes ahead with "lamentable" proposals.
MOST Scots are now in favour of independence, according to a new poll.
New polling conducted by Lord Ashcroft finds first lead for independence since March 2017.
MOST SCOTTISH voters believe the UK is “no longer a fully democratic country” because of Westminster’s refusal to allow indyref2 under any circumstances.
A MAJORITY of voters would now back Scottish independence, according to a landmark new poll carried out for the Scot Goes Pop blog and backed by The National.
Support for Scottish independence has surged after Boris Johnson and fellow ministers visited the country to shore up support for the union.
Nicola Sturgeon on course to provoke ‘full-blown constitutional crisis’ over Scottish independence, leaked memo admits [2 mins] 20/10/2020
Brexit means Boris Johnson’s argument against Indyref2 – that it was a ‘once in a generation’ vote – is ‘no longer effective’.
Nicola Sturgeon said there was "growing urgency" for Scotland to become independent "sooner rather than later".
SNP leader claims PM’s refusal of second Scottish referendum shows contempt for democracy.
First Minister announces 'biggest campaign on the economics of independence' in party's history.
NICOLA Sturgeon will tell Westminster to hand over the keys to indyref2 and put the vote “beyond legal challenge”, Holyrood has heard.
NICOLA Sturgeon will this morning unveil her “next steps” in a major address to mark Brexit and launch her bid to regain EU membership for Scotland as an independent country.
Latest poll finds a majority in Scotland would vote yes in fresh referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon said contingency plans for Britain's departure from the EU with no deal were "genuinely astonishing", in a speech in the US.
NICOLA Sturgeon says the appointment of hardline Brexiteer Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader underlines the need for Scotland to "have the right to determine our own future".
Nicola Sturgeon: ‘Distinct possibility’ date for Scottish independence referendum could be brought forward if Boris Johnson becomes PM 21/05/2019
We speak now to Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon. During this European election campaign Channel 4 News has asked to speak to the leaders of every main British political party.
SIXTY percent of Scottish voters believe support for independence will sky-rocket if the UK crashes out of Europe with No Deal, a new poll has revealed.
A new poll has found a majority of 52% in favour of Scottish independence. / The Lord Ashcroft survey also found a slim majority support holding indyref2 by 2021.
Sir John Curtice warns Boris Johnson that "the pursuit of Brexit is indeed costing you support in Scotland".
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the “strength of the union” on Thursday, using a visit to Scotland to dismiss the possibility of a new independence referendum for a nation that is increasingly at odds with his government.
ADVANCE notice is given of an important online event to discuss how an independent Scotland could make its way back into the European Union.
THOUSANDS will gather outside the Scottish Parliament on “Brexit Day” – a week today – in protest against Scotland being dragged from the EU and to call for a second independence referendum.
AN independent Scotland should set a target of four years to get the country back into the European Union, according to a major report being published today.
‘If you ask me about our emotions, you will witness I think always empathy,’ says former European Council president.
Many people have criticised the SNP for being against Brexit but for independence of their own. This articulate caller explained to James O'Brien why they are actually polar opposite.
Legislation to enable the staging of a second referendum on independence has been published by the Scottish government, as Nicola Sturgeon said another vote before 2021 would give Scotland “the opportunity to choose to be an independent European nation – rather than have a Brexit future imposed upon us”.
Boris Johnson has ruled out granting permission for a re-run of 2014's referendum.
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon opens door to 'advisory' indyref2 without Westminster's approval. 31/01/2020
The First Minister will press Boris Johnson for a legal vote - but may take a different path if refused.
Sturgeon's preferred 'Plan B' is more likely to be a legal challenge, with a Scottish court asked to rule on the legitimacy of PM's refusal.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday said her devolved government would publish a "detailed democratic case" for a transfer of power from London to allow a fresh independence referendum in Scotland.
HELENSBURGH, Scotland (Reuters) - James Henderson has spent most of his life fiercely opposed to Scottish independence. Now, reluctantly he is backing it.
"Our hefty international influence rested on our history and reputation, buttressed by our membership of the European Union and our close alliance with the United States. Suddenly, we are no longer an irreplaceable bridge between Europe and America. We are now less relevant to them both."
SNP 'will not accept' Westminster veto of second Scottish independence referendum, leaked memo suggests 05/11/2020
Party members backed plans to scrap the pound after an independence vote.
Nicola Sturgeon has earmarked the second half of next year as the best time to have a vote.
An SNP victory in the next Scottish Parliament election could give the party a "mandate for independence", one of the party's senior MSPs has claimed.
The First Minister said she will bring forward legislation for the vote by the end of the year.
SNP leader says there is rising support for independence at start of party conference.
NICOLA Sturgeon will today warn that Westminster is set to be “engulfed by Brexit chaos for years to come”, underlining the urgent need for Scotland to be able to choose a better future with independence.
Sturgeon will call for independence referendum in ‘matter of weeks’ as poll suggests 50% of Scots support fresh ballot 13/10/2019
Scottish National Party leader presses forward with plan to hold a vote in latter half of 2020.
Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out taking legal action if a Conservative government blocks a second Scottish independence vote.
The First Minister has branded the Prime Minister "deeply irresponsible" after Theresa May attacked MPs for not supporting her Brexit deal.
The First Minister said she had 'profound concerns' about the incoming PM Boris Johnson.
Rally comes as polls indicate SNP likely to make gains in European elections. / Tens of thousands of people are expected to march in Glasgow on Saturday afternoon in the largest show of support for Scottish independence since Nicola Sturgeon said she would introduce legislation to hold a second independence referendum.
The EU Blueprint: Pathway for Scotland’s Accession to the European Union under Independence 18/02/2020
The Blueprint is based on the potential scenario that after independence Scotland becomes a parliamentary republic with a written constitution.
UK 'will reject Sturgeon's Indyref2 calls' 28/02/2019
The UK government is preparing to reject any call from Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for the power to hold another independence referendum, sources have told the BBC.
BRITAIN'S leading polling expert has told The National that Unionists are “clearly on the back foot in the constitutional debate" after three polls in the space of a week showed rising support for independence.
Vote Leave whistleblower claims Brexiteers in UK government ‘hate’ Welsh and Scots.
WINGS Over Scotland is just awaiting the green light from Nicola Sturgeon to publish “Wee Blue Two” – a sequel to the Wee Blue Book which proved such an effective campaigning tool during the first referendum.
‘An independent Scotland becomes a bridge between Europe and the UK ‘, says SNP’s leader in Westminster Ian Blackford [3 mins] 15/12/2019
The Scottish National Party’s leader Nicola Sturgeon has accused the Conservatives of “raging against reality” by opposing another Scottish independence vote – insisting Scotland “cannot be imprisoned in the Union against its will”.
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