Scottish independence

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Scotland wasting time on constitutional disputes, says thinktank
Gordon Brown’s Our Scottish Future says reforms and investment hampered by focus on referendums

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

01, Nov, 2023 @7:28 PM

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The Guardian view on the SNP conference: there are no shortcuts to a mandate for independence | Editorial
Editorial: Humza Yousaf’s approach suggests that he recognises the need for his party to focus more on the basics of good government


18, Oct, 2023 @5:50 PM

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Scottish council tax to be frozen next year, Humza Yousaf tells SNP conference
First minister announces surprise move as part of fightback against Labour surge, sparking row with Greens coalition partner

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

17, Oct, 2023 @5:26 PM

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Government to allow prisons to release some offenders 18 days early to ease overcrowding – as it happened
Justice secretary says move will not apply to anyone serving a life sentence and those released will be tagged

Andrew Sparrow

16, Oct, 2023 @5:12 PM

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Humza Yousaf quells SNP rebellion with independence strategy compromise
Party leader adopts amendment that a majority of Westminster seats are needed to have mandate to negotiate

Severin Carrell and Libby Brooks

15, Oct, 2023 @4:26 PM

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Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney endorses Rachel Reeves – as it happened
Carney says ‘it is beyond time we put her energy and ideas into action’ in video shown to Labour conference after shadow chancellor’s speech

Andrew Sparrow

09, Oct, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Labour is now a serious threat to the SNP. But will it learn the lessons of the past? | James Mitchell
Labour must do more to prove it can generate the political reforms Scottish voters want, says professor of public policy James Mitchell

James Mitchell

06, Oct, 2023 @1:36 PM

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‘We live in a complicated country’: David Olusoga on the UK’s contested union, then and now
The historian’s new TV series, Union, exposes the contradictions and conflicting identities that have beset the United Kingdom from its earliest alliances to our present divisions

David Olusoga

01, Oct, 2023 @8:00 AM

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UK schools should teach all four nations’ histories, says David Olusoga
Historian says ignorance and indifference between UK nations could pose biggest threat to future of union

Rachel Hall

26, Sep, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Humza Yousaf rallies supporters to march for independence after difficult summer
SNP hopes Believe in Scotland march will boost morale after weeks of gloomy headlines

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

02, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape review – Chekhovian attempt to capture a political turning point
At a dinner party attended by a child ghost and a goading TV pundit warning of apocalypse, a middle-class literati find themselves on the brink of social upheaval

Mark Fisher

31, Aug, 2023 @10:18 AM

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Labour party membership fell by almost 25,000 in 2022, while its income rose, figures show – as it happened
The party had 407,445 members at the end of 2022, down almost 25,000 compared with 2021, annual accounts show

Andrew Sparrow

24, Aug, 2023 @3:50 PM

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