About: Alex Salmond

Brexit 08-02-2017

Scottish independence now neck-and-neck, new post-Brexit poll shows

Support for Scottish independence in the wake of the Brexit referendum is now effectively neck-and-neck, according to a new poll released Wednesday (8 February).
Brexit 02-01-2017

Nearly two-thirds of Scots don’t want independence referendum in 2017

Nearly two-thirds of Scottish voters do not want a referendum on independence this year, according to a new poll, despite the shockwaves caused by the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
Brexit 24-06-2016

Scotland, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar eye turbulent future

Three of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom that voted to remain in the EU – Scotland, Northern Ireland and tiny Gibraltar – are now facing calls for referendums on their future.
Brexit 10-05-2016

Salmond predicts Scotland could be independent ‘within 2 years’ of Brexit

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond predicted on Monday (9 May) that Scotland could be independent within two years of a Brexit vote.
Brexit 08-04-2015

Scottish nationalists raise prospect of another independence vote after 2016

Just a month before the most unpredictable British election in a generation, Scottish Nationalist Party leader Nicola Sturgeon raised the prospect of another independence referendum after 2016 that could break apart the United Kingdom.
EU Priorities 2020 03-11-2014

Scotland to become independent ‘within 20 years’, says Salmond

Scotland will break away from the United Kingdom within 20 years, the defeated leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party predicted on Sunday (2 November), after a poll showed a majority of voters would back independence if another referendum were held today.
Brexit 19-09-2014

Salmond to quit as Scottish first minister after independence vote defeat

Alex Salmond has announced he will step down as Scotland’s first minister and resign as the leader of the Scottish National Party, after voters rejected independence from the UK.
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Brexit 19-09-2014

EU says Scotland’s NO vote good for “united and stronger” Europe

In a poll that attracted over 84% turnout, Scotland voted on Thursday to remain part of the United Kingdom by around 55% to 45%.
Brexit 19-09-2014

Scotland votes to remain in the UK, ‘devo max’ underway

Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom, rejecting independence by about 55% to 45% in a poll that attracted a British record 84.59% turnout and is set to spur major constitutional change.
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Global Europe 18-09-2014

Europe awaits Scotland’s independence vote

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" Over 4 million Scots are set to go the polls on Thursday to answer this question and decide whether or not they want to stay part of the United Kingdom.
Brexit 17-09-2014

Union supporters with slight lead on the eve of Scottish referendum

Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists, with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.
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Brexit 15-09-2014

EU legal fog lets Scots bank on politics to keep them in

If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union.
David Cameron speaks during a visit to Edinburgh, 10 September [Reuters]
Brexit 11-09-2014

Cameron begs Scots not to leave ‘UK family’

British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday (10 September) begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom's "family of nations", flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.
EU Elections 2014 09-09-2014

Independent Scotland would have to reapply to EU, NATO, officials say

Scotland would have to reapply for membership of both the European Union and NATO if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom in a referendum this month, officials said on Monday (8 September).
Brexit 08-09-2014

Scottish independence advocates take lead ahead of 18 September vote

Supporters of Scottish independence from Britain have taken their first opinion poll lead since the referendum campaign began, indicating a real possibility that they might win, according to a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times.
Elections 03-09-2014

UK government: Independent Scotland can’t both rejoin the EU and keep the pound

An independent Scotland could not rejoin the EU if it used the pound informally, a senior British minister will say on Tuesday (9 September), according to a former top EU official. Scotland's historic independence referendum is less than three weeks away.