The third and final day of the SNP’s Autumn Conference got underway in Aberdeen today, finishing with a keynote address by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The second day of the SNP’s Autumn Conference got underway in Aberdeen today.
Conference got off to a buoyant start with the release of a new independence poll, showing 50% of Scots now back independence.
It is shameful that a Conservative member of Parliament gets up and asks about the money we’re spending to prepare for the impact of a policy that his party is imposing on Scotland against our will.
“Let’s be blunt about the significance of the ruling. It has found that the PM acted unlawfully in seeking to prorogue Parliament, that he had no good reason for doing so, that in fact it was about evading scrutiny. I think Boris Johnson should resign.”
5 years on from the independence referendum, the promises made by the No campaign have turned to dust. Scotland now faces a very different future to the one that was promised.
A general election is on the horizon, and it’s more important than ever that people in Scotland are registered to vote.
Today saw the publication of the 2019-20 Programme for Government, the Scottish Government’s programme for the year ahead.
At a packed public meeting last night in Edinburgh, SNP MPs Mhairi Black and Ian Blackford laid out the clear choice now facing the people of Scotland – Brexit Britain or Scottish independence.
Earlier today the SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, met with other opposition parties in Westminster to discuss the options for stopping a no deal Brexit.
Vote for Tom Wills on Thursday 29th August in the Shetland by-election to send a local champion to the Scottish Parliament, determined to improve life for all islanders.
SNP candidate for Shetland Tom Wills has launched a short manifesto outlining how, if elected, he will “fight tooth and nail” to make sure Shetland’s booming fishing industry is supported and protected from the devastating consequences of a Tory Brexit.
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.