Scottish independence

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That creaking sound? It’s the United Kingdom starting to break apart | George Monbiot
Westminster’s self-serving rule is bolstering the cause of independence. Democracy will be the winner, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

05, May, 2021 @1:20 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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Pro-UK activists spend heavily to head off SNP majority at Holyrood
Scottish anti-independence campaigners buy up ad spots asking voters to vote tactically to beat SNP

Severin Carrell, Libby Brooks and Niamh McIntyre

05, May, 2021 @10:01 AM

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Take the issue of independence out of Scotland’s election and the SNP would be struggling | James Mitchell
So long as the union is centre stage, the SNP and Tories will benefit. It’s up to Labour to articulate a clear alternative, says professor of public policy James Mitchell

James Mitchell

03, May, 2021 @10:13 AM

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Size doesn’t matter for Scottish economic success. But planning does
Strong institutions, the right mix of human and physical capital, and sound economic management are key

Larry Elliott

02, May, 2021 @10:31 AM

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The elections to watch on 6 May
Looming this week are the issue of independence for Scotland (and Wales) and some significant mayoral battles

Michael Savage

02, May, 2021 @10:15 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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‘Nothing to see here’: Boris Johnson claims flat funding row doesn’t matter – as it happened
Prime minister dismisses row about the funding of his Downing Street flat refurbishment

Andrew Sparrow

29, Apr, 2021 @3:56 PM

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NatWest to move HQ to London if Scotland votes for independence
Chief executive confirms potential departure of Edinburgh-based bank after almost 300 years

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

29, Apr, 2021 @2:34 PM

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EU should ‘hang out welcome sign’ for an independent Scotland
Letter signed by 170 cultural figures seeks a ‘unilateral and open offer’ to rejoin EU ahead of Holyrood elections

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

28, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The EU must welcome an independent Scotland | Letter
Letter: More than 170 cultural figures from all EU member states and UK nations call on EU leaders to guarantee Scotland’s place in the bloc should it vote to separate from the UK

Letters

28, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Johnson can thwart the SNP if he offers Scotland single market access | Simon Jenkins
If the Scottish economy aligned with the EU, it could slow down the independence movement, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

22, Apr, 2021 @4:20 PM

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