A HOLYROOD vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum will take place next Tuesday – the day before Theresa May launches the formal process to take the UK out of the European Union.
HOLYROOD bosses postponed their debate on another Scottish independence referendum yesterday as a mark of respect for the tragic events at their “sister Parliament”.
AS ALMOST every speech made by a Labour MSP at Holyrood yesterday turned into an anti-Nationalist harangue it was as though this once-proud party was pronouncing its own death rites.
NICOLA Sturgeon has said preventing Holyrood from holding an independence referendum before the UK leaves the European Union would be “democratically indefensible” if the move is backed by a majority of MSPs.
THE passage of the legislation allowing Theresa May to enact Brexit has started off a new war of words between Westminster and Holyrood, with calls for a new referendum on Scottish independence.
AS her contribution to Holyrood’s IndyRef debate, Kezia Dugdale, possibly in an attempt to shore up her ever-dwindling faithful, stated that her party would “campaign with everything they have to oppose independence”.
NICOLA Sturgeon used a sombre session of First Minister’s Questions yesterday to send a message of support to Londoners saying Scotland “stands in solidarity” with them.
SCOTLAND will be the only part of the UK where ministers will celebrate the European Union’s 60th birthday this weekend.
ACCORDING to Mike Russell, the SNP’s Minister for Dealing with David Davis, the Scottish Government only discovered Theresa May is due to trigger Article 50 because they saw it on the BBC. There was no communication via Westminster’s official…
RELATIONS between the Prime Minister and First Minister continued to deteriorate after Downing Street yesterday announced the date at which Article 50 would be triggered – without telling the Scottish Government.