All elections are important, but this December 12 general election is the most important in our lifetimes. This election will determine who we are as a nation, and fundamentally, who will decide our future.
The future of our country is at stake. Not just for the next five years – but for the generations to come.
Nicola Sturgeon has written to Remain voters, urging them to unite and back the SNP and help Scotland escape Brexit.
An independent Scotland is closer than it has ever been, it really is within touching distance. What is needed now is another clear win for the SNP to bring it even closer still.
A week tomorrow the UK was supposed to be leaving the EU. While it now looks almost certain that will not happen, the reprieve is currently only temporary. Brexit is an outcome that, I must remind everyone, goes directly against the wishes of the majority of people in Scotland, 62 per cent of whom voted…
We are the party with momentum. Achieving our best ever European election result, and opinion polls showing a clear shift in support for independence.
Taking a step back from the seemingly endless Westminster mess, Scotland deserves better than this. We didn’t vote for any of it, and Brexit or not, we should not be subject to the whim of chaotic and dangerous Tory governments.
Boris Johnson’s behaviour shames his office, shames the UK Government, and shames the Conservative Party – he must now resign. The Supreme Court ruling demonstrates beyond doubt that Westminster politics is broken.
Last week, Boris Johnson lost six House of Commons votes in as many days. He then ripped up the rule book and shut Parliament down – all to avoid scrutiny.
The referendum of September 2014 changed Scotland – and I believe it transformed our country fundamentally for the better.
Last week will go down in history as one of the darkest times for British democracy, as Boris Johnson pressed ahead with plans to shut down Parliament in a blatant attempt to force through an extreme hard-Brexit.
Boris Johnson’s bid to shut down Parliament to force through a No-deal Brexit is an outrageous assault on basic democratic principles.
There’s no doubt that the shape and scale of manufacturing has changed in recent years, but Scotland still has an industry to be proud of and it is essential that we do all we can to support it and enable it to reach its full potential.
Brexit has already created a democratic crisis, and there is no doubt that a no-deal Brexit will also create an economic crisis. And the Prime Minister will not be able to say that no one warned him.
Despite the Tories losing every election in Scotland since the 1950s, it is the membership of that party alone that will decide who will be Prime Minister.
“Wouldn’t Scotland be better with the ability to take our own decisions? Isn’t that the best way of building a genuine partnership of equals in these islands?”
The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh provides an excellent showcase of modern rural life in Scotland. It is also a welcome chance to celebrate the success of one of our most important economic sectors – food and drink.
Full text of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s speech at the European Policy Centre in Brussels, restating Scottish Government support for continued EU membership.
Whoever is in Downing Street, and whatever disastrous Brexit policy they pursue, one thing is clear – there must be an alternative choice for Scotland.
This SNP manifesto sets out a positive, progressive, European future for Scotland. It makes clear our determination to stay in the EU. It sets out how we will stand up for Scotland in Europe.
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world – there is no ‘planet B’. Our obligations to the next generation are the most important we carry – let’s make sure Scotland lives up to fulfilling them.
For independent countries of Scotland’s size, being a member of the EU means a seat at the top table, a voice to promote our national interests and the status of an equal partner in a collective of independent states.
The UK as we knew it no longer exists. Change is happening – the question for Scotland is what kind of change do we want to see.