Scottish independence

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No 10 says Michelle Mone has lost Conservative whip ‘by default’ – as it happened
In taking leave of absence from Lords over PPE contracts allegations, Mone no longer a Tory peer, says PM’s spokesperson

Andrew Sparrow

07, Dec, 2022 @5:44 PM

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Ian Blackford forced to step down as leader of SNP in Westminster
Decision comes after his MPs tried to oust him and is seen as blow to Nicola Sturgeon’s authority

Pippa Crerar Political editor

01, Dec, 2022 @6:49 PM

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Whitehall chief looking at whether to stop civil service work on Scotland vote
Scotland secretary tells MPs Simon Case is considering issue related to would-be independence referendum

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

28, Nov, 2022 @9:22 PM

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Robert Jenrick says migrants with diphtheria symptoms will no longer be dispersed around country – as it happened
Immigration minister confirms 50 cases of diphtheria linked to Manston asylum accommodation

Andrew Sparrow

28, Nov, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Dear PM, if Scots want closer links with Europe, why not? Let’s have a Scottish protocol | Simon Jenkins
Rishi Sunak has gloated at the supreme court’s rebuff to Nicola Sturgeon. He’d be better off fashioning a proper devolution deal, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

28, Nov, 2022 @12:03 PM

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The question of Scottish independence is not going away | Letters
Letters: The Scottish electorate will be able to make their views clear at the next general election, writes Mark McKergow, while Donald MacKay asks how can a voluntary union of nations be impossible to leave?

25, Nov, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Scottish social cohesion and law and order under threat, says police chief
Head of Police Scotland cites strikes, constitutional uncertainty, crisis poverty and planned cuts to force as factors

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

25, Nov, 2022 @12:25 PM

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Scottish independence activists urge Sturgeon to ‘trust yes movement’
Campaigners support first minister’s ‘de facto referendum’ plan, while MPs and MSPs struggle to unite behind it

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @6:16 PM

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Why this supreme court ruling presents an opportunity for Scottish nationalists | Rory Scothorne
The judgment says one thing constitutionally – but it’s a backhanded recognition of the power of popular resistance, says Rory Scothorne, a historian and writer based in Edinburgh

Rory Scothorne

24, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Scottish opposition parties reject SNP’s plan to treat election as referendum
Nicola Sturgeon says making general election a de facto vote on independence is only lawful way for Scots to express their will

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @11:58 AM

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Thursday briefing: Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for a second Scottish referendum isn’t over … yet
In today’s newsletter: the UK supreme court shot down a legal attempt to force another vote. But that doesn’t mean the SNP is out of options

Nimo Omer

24, Nov, 2022 @6:28 AM

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‘The law is an ass!’ Street protests after ruling in Scotland independence case
Yes signs, bagpipes and Saltire on parade as mainly anti-Westminster crowd gathers at Holyrood

Rachael Revesz

23, Nov, 2022 @9:46 PM

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