Alan Cumming: “If you look at Brexit as another example of Westminster dictating a policy Scotland didn’t want, that’s what independence is all about. The people of Scotland should be able to decide what they want to do.”
The ‘No’ campaign said Boris Johnson wouldn’t become our Prime Minister. They said it was a “scare story” from the Yes campaign. It happened.
Former No voters speak to German TV about changing their minds on Scottish independence: “I couldn’t imagine that this was where we were going to end up.”
Today the Scottish Government published Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland – or ‘GERS’ for short – for the year 2018-19.
In 2013, Nicola Sturgeon said: “we could find ourselves in the position where the UK as a whole votes to come out and we vote to stay in, and we get taken out against our will”. That’s exactly what happened.
James O’Brien: “This emotional connection, affinity, sense of being at home. Maybe even England is starting not to feel like that place, so what right have I to demand Scotland stays shackled to this ludicrous vessel of nonsense and xenophobia they’re trying to turn England into?”
Nicola Sturgeon: “Independence is about self-governance, about being in charge of decisions that govern a country, and allowing us to co-operate on the international arena as a friend and ally as well.”
A new Lord Ashcroft poll published this morning by Holyrood Magazine shows 52% of Scots back independence, with a majority also favouring a referendum before 2021.
The UK’s new Prime Minister began his visit to Scotland at a high-security military base, and didn’t interact with the public once during the trip.
Boris Johnson has just been appointed Prime Minister, not by the people of the UK, nor by the people of Scotland, but by Tory members.
The Scotland Office is facing serious questions after new analysis revealed an astronomical surge in spending under Secretary of State David Mundell.
20 years ago, Sheena Wellington sang ‘A Man’s a Man’ at the opening of the Scottish Parliament. In this interview, Sheena reflects on the moment that changed Scotland forever.
Not a lot of people know that SNP headquarters holds an extensive archive of the independence movement. One of the most interesting objects we have is the Saltire flown from the window of Winnie Ewing’s train carriage after her by-election victory in 1967.
Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt were able to articulate any specific vision for Scotland – and both of them committed to taking Scotland out of Europe against our will.
The contest to become the next UK Prime Minister has come down to its last two candidates. The choice is now in the hands of Tory members, 63% of whom said they would be willing to see Scotland become independent in order to deliver Brexit.
Voters have consistently given the SNP a mandate to deliver an independence referendum. The Scottish Parliament has agreed to deliver it. Tories have never been given mandate to block it – not even once.
In 2014, Scotland was promised the ‘best of both worlds’ whilst being an ‘equal partner’ within the union. Well, it’s not quite worked out like that.
🏴 While Richard Leonard is happy to keep the Tories in charge, we have an ambitious vision for a fairer society with independence.
Poll finds Tory members believe delivering Brexit is more important than the Union.
The Tories are trying to block Scotland having a say on its future, despite receiving no mandate from the Scottish electorate. Even worse – they don’t see why they need one.
The contest to become the new leader of the Conservative Party, and the next UK Prime Minister, has highlighted the growing need for Scotland to become an independent country.
The First Minister has visited Brussels for a series of talks with European leaders, highlighting Scotland’s political and cultural links with the continent and standing up for Scotland’s place as a European nation.
The choice Scotland faces today is very different to the choice Scotland faced in 2014. Brexit has shown, once and for all, that Westminster isn’t working.
This week, Gillian Martin MSP launched a campaign to reduce plastic packaging in shops, and the SNP called on Westminster to commit to tackle climate change.