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Brexit 30-11-2018

We won’t be blackmailed by May’s ‘no deal’ threat, says Scottish minister

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has embarked on a frantic two-week campaign to persuade sceptical MPs to back her Brexit deal when it comes before the House of Commons on 11 December. But it is increasingly clear that it won't wash with the Scottish National Party.
Brexit 15-03-2017

Scotland’s independence debate is now intrinsically tied with Brexit

Scotland's nationalists hope the country’s pro-EU stance will translate into votes for independence. To ensure a European future for an independent Scotland, the next referendum must take place before the UK and the EU drift too far apart, writes Anthony Salamone.
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 19-10-2016

Breaking up the UK

Brexit has thrown into question the future trajectory of the UK, and the Conservative government is in the driving seat. A second referendum is potentially a necessary intervention to push back against the reactionary forces mobilised by the Leave camp, argues Josh White.
Brexit 13-10-2016

Brexit chaos puts Scottish independence back on the table

Scotland's government will publish a draft bill for an independence referendum next week as a last resort if it cannot keep close EU ties when the UK leaves the bloc, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned today (13 October).
Future EU 06-07-2016

Scottish National Party could split from Catalan allies in European Parliament

EXCLUSIVE/ The Scottish National Party is distancing itself from separatist allies in the European Parliament – such as those pushing for Catalan independence – to strengthen its case for Scotland to remain in the EU.
Brexit 20-05-2016

Brexit prospect stokes dream of independent Scotland

Sitting in a Dundee park, two students discuss their hopes and dreams and, while they fear the prospect of Britain leaving the EU, they relish what it could bring -- a second chance at Scottish independence.
Brexit 03-05-2016

Poll: UK voters fear Scottish independence more than leaving EU

Britons are more worried about the prospect of Scotland gaining independence than of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, a poll published today (3 May) found.
Brexit 05-11-2015

Why a win isn’t enough for David Cameron

The Brexit referendum will not be a simple win/lose equation. A slim victory for the 'remain' side will not be enough to lay the issue to rest, writes Tom Clarkson. 
Energy 19-08-2015

1,000 square miles of England to be opened up for fracking

Large areas of Yorkshire, the north-west and the east Midlands are to be opened up to fracking after the government announced it will offer a fresh round of licences for oil and gas exploration.
Brexit 02-06-2015

Brexit will lead to clamour for Scottish independence, says Sturgeon

If Scotland leaves the European Union because of an English vote in the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membership, the backlash could result in another Scottish UK independence vote, Nicola Sturgeon said today (2 June).
Brexit 05-05-2015

Polls predict election uncertainty as support for EU rises

With just two days to go until the general election, the two major parties are neck and neck in the polls.
Brexit 04-05-2015

Britain’s boring election reaches gripping finale

After a sterile campaign that has turned many people off, Britons take to the polls on Thursday in a general election that could trigger an unprecedented bout of instability.
Brexit 21-04-2015

SNP manifesto: Pro-EU and no new independence vote

The Scottish National Party has unveiled their campaign manifesto, promising an alternative to austerity and reaffirming their commitment to EU membership.
Brexit 14-04-2015

Deutsche Bank: Labour likely to form a government with SNP

Ahead of the 7 May election, in which Labour Party and Prime Minister David Cameron's incumbent Conservative Party are neck-and-neck in polls, Deutsche Bank said in a research note that the Labour Party is most likely be able to form the next government.
Brexit 09-04-2015

Scottish nationalists to seek full fiscal autonomy from UK

Scottish nationalists will try to wrestle full control over taxation and spending from the British government if they win kingmaker position in the 7 May general election, the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said, hoping to harness a surge in support ahead of a UK-wide election to win more powers.
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 30-10-2014

Cameron rejects giving Scotland veto in EU referendum

Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday (October 29) a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four constituent parts vote to do so.
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