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Tories accused of ‘running scared’ over second independence referendum

Ruth Davidson and David Mundell at their press conference yesterday

THE Tories were accused of “running scared” of the Scottish people last night, after David Mundell and Ruth Davidson refused to set out an “arbitrary” timetable of when the UK Government might allow Scots to hold a vote on independence.

12:00am Friday 17 March 2017

Mhairi Black: Nobody said we wanted a referendum right now

Even the latest intervention by Theresa May won’t dampen the increasing demand for a referendum

THE one topic on everyone’s lips this week was the First Minister’s statement on a future referendum on Scottish independence. We have to face up to the stark choice that we will be facing very soon: stay within the UK and be dragged out of the…

12:00am Saturday 18 March 2017

Our readers react: 'Ya dancer' were the first words I said...

Our wonderful National readers react to Nicola Sturgeon's historic announcement of #ScotRef

IN common with many others, I have waited many years for Scotland and the Scottish people to grasp their future in their own hands and become a free, independent nation once more.

12:00am Tuesday 14 March 2017

Unionists line up to condemn ScotRef as 'divisive', 'preposterous' and 'unwanted'

Ruth Davidson said that Scots Tories would oppose Section 30 request in Holyrood

AMONG the predictably hostile words used by Unionists to respond to Nicola Sturgeon's indyref2 announcement were “divisive”, “preposterous” and “unwanted”.

12:00am Tuesday 14 March 2017

National insurance rise 'is on life support' as Theresa May delays changes

Hammond: Under fire from Tories

THERE was confusion over what the government wants to do with the national insurance contributions (NICs) of Britain’s 4 million self-employed workers yesterday.

12:00am Saturday 11 March 2017

50/50: Half of Scots now ready to vote Yes

The new poll will put further pressure on the UK Government in the run-up to Brexit

INDEPENDENCE is now backed by half of voters in Scotland with support for the nation becoming autonomous five points higher than in the September 2014 referendum.

12:00am Friday 10 March 2017

Support for indy at 50% as Sturgeon says autumn 2018 'common sense' for second vote

Photo credit: Jane Barlow

NICOLA Sturgeon has refused to rule out a second Scottish independence referendum in 2018 as latest poll shows 50/50 spilt for independence.

10:31am Thursday 9 March 2017

Fee-raising Cable in running for Glasgow rector’s role

LibDem grandee Vince Cable

NOMINATIONS for Rector of Glasgow University close today with a wide range of candidates having already declared.

12:00am Friday 3 March 2017

Cat Boyd: Trump is a toad, but his swamp was created by the liberals and neocons who came before him

America’s history of slavery, segregation and mass incarceration means that politics is liable to divide on racial lines

THERESA May’s visit to Trump’s America was supposed to be a triumph. She almost got away with it, too. A new president; a new special relationship; a new era of American trade, with post-Brexit Britain first in the queue for a firm handshake and…

12:00am Tuesday 31 January 2017

Labour must form an alliance with SNP to stop Tories winning next election

Former LibDem MP John Leech and Fabian Society chief Andrew Harrop

A LEFT-WING think tank has said that the Labour party has almost no chance of securing a majority in the next general election unless it forms an alliance with the SNP and the Liberal Democrats.

12:00am Tuesday 3 January 2017
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