Scottish independence

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‘Brexit changed everything’: revisiting the case for Scottish independence
Seven years after the referendum, writers including Val McDermid and William Boyd capture the mood of their country, and ask what it would mean to leave the UK

Val McDermid, William Boyd, Andrés Nicolás Ordorica, John Burnside, Janey Godley, Kathleen Jamie, Jaimini Jethwa, AL Kennedy and Hannah Lavery

03, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The United Kingdom was always a fragile illusion – but what will replace it? | Alex Niven
There’s an astonishing lack of thinking about how to address the radical implications of Britain’s disintegration, asks university lecturer Alex Niven

Alex Niven

03, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Nicola Sturgeon discusses cooperation deal with Scottish Greens
Move designed to cement pro-independence majority at Holyrood

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

26, May, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Relegation’s too good for Boris Johnson and his team of Brexit fantasists | William Keegan
England’s football clubs may be of Champions League quality, but the current political debacle reveals our politicians are not

William Keegan

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Elections reflected Britain’s deep divisions over Brexit and Scotland’s future
Conservatives ride high in leave-voting areas of England, but face a challenge from Scottish nationalism

John Curtice

10, May, 2021 @6:39 PM

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The Guardian view on Super Thursday: Boris Johnson is unmaking a nation | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister prefers to centralise power rather than give it away. That is bad news for Britain


10, May, 2021 @6:26 PM

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Time to come home, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle | Brief letters
Brief letters: Hedgehog repatriation | Boris Johnson blimp | Scottish referendum | Electrifying Jersey | Steamed up over cooling towers | Post-Covid uses for a visor


10, May, 2021 @4:32 PM

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UK government has to show why Scotland should stay in union, says Gove
Cabinet Office minister brushes aside questions about potential legal challenge to another referendum

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

10, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Why Scotland’s election result is unlikely to hasten a referendum | Michael Keating
Scots are still evenly split on independence, and a lengthy constitutional stalemate seems likely, says politics professor Michael Keating

Michael Keating

10, May, 2021 @2:27 PM

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Sturgeon says second independence vote ‘a matter of when, not if’
Scotland’s first minister makes assertion in phone call with Boris Johnson on Sunday evening

Libby Brooks

09, May, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Elections 2021: Sadiq Khan wins second term as London mayor –as it happened
All the latest news and results as counts continue in England and Scotland after Thursday’s elections

Helen Sullivan (now); Clea Skopeliti ,Andrew Sparrow and Molly Blackall (earlier)

09, May, 2021 @1:02 AM

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Scotland: SNP’s hopes for majority rest on handful of seats
Majority would allow Nicola Sturgeon to claim mandate for a second independence referendum

Libby Brooks and Severin Carrell

08, May, 2021 @2:12 PM

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