Alba

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Covid solidarity will oil wheels of new Scottish independence referendum – Sturgeon
But Scottish first minister repeats promise to postpone poll until coronavirus crisis is over

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

12, Sep, 2021 @11:19 PM

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Scotland’s rejection of Salmond illustrates nationalist shift
Analysis: many younger independence activists see Alba party leader as a historical figure

Libby Brooks

09, May, 2021 @5:06 PM

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While Salmond tanked, pro-unionist tactical voting made its mark in Scotland
Analysis: Scotland’s ‘least popular politician’ warns that his party would be more vigorous post-election

Libby Brooks

09, May, 2021 @7:55 AM

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Keir Starmer braces for challenging weekend as polls close across UK
Labour leader thanks activists for calling 1.7 million voters before UK’s first major election held during pandemic

Heather Stewart and Kevin Rawlinson

06, May, 2021 @8:59 PM

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What might Scotland’s election results mean for IndyRef2?
Sturgeon says SNP would wait until after Covid crisis, but new Alba party could be a disruptive influence

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

05, May, 2021 @12:36 PM

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Salmond supporters accused of ‘torrent of homophobic and transphobic abuse’
Patrick Harvie says attacks by Alba members against Scottish Greens have escalated during election campaign

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

05, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Scotland at the crossroads: the vote that will decide the fate of the union
The SNP will win this week’s Holyrood elections – but the margin of victory will test whether it will be able to push for independence again

Libby Brooks

01, May, 2021 @4:17 PM

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‘I don’t trust him’: little buzz for Salmond or election in Scotland’s north-east
Region is a key battleground between the SNP and Tories, while mentions of Alba mostly elicit shakes of the head

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

26, Apr, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Boris Johnson says he ‘makes no apology’ after Labour accuses him of ‘stench of sleaze’ over texts to James Dyson – as it happened
Latest updates: PM says he was trying to ‘shift heaven and earth’ to secure ventilators as Starmer says Dyson was lobbying

Andrew Sparrow

21, Apr, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Could Salmond’s ‘supermajority’ talk harm the Scottish independence cause?
Analysis: Alba says the term just means it wants to ‘maximise the vote’, but some experts say it could confuse voters

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Westminster would not block IndyRef2 if Holyrood in favour, says Sturgeon
SNP leader says government accepts it cannot stop referendum if there is majority for independence in Scottish elections

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

09, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK Covid: Van-Tam says AstraZeneca vaccine’s risk v benefit is finely balanced for younger people – as it happened
Deputy chief medical officer says benefits for older age groups clear, but adults under 30 should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca jab

Andrew Sparrow

07, Apr, 2021 @5:24 PM

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