SNP claims Scots independence referendum could happen in October next year

SNP claims Sturgeon’s Scottish independence referendum could happen in October next year – despite ministers warning she should wait until at least 2039 after ‘once-in-a-generation’ contest Nicola Sturgeon has launched a White Paper setting out independence bid  She accused Boris Johnson of failing to respect democracy by refusing poll call Ms Sturgeon accused of focusing … Read more

Our cherished unity has never seen such threat, says ex-Northern Ireland Secretary JULIAN SMITH

There is no disguising the historic importance of this election result for Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole. For we now have two parts of the UK where political parties avowedly dedicated to its break-up hold the whip hand. In Scotland the SNP, which wants independence, consolidated its power last week. And in … Read more

Independent Scotland ‘would need to build great wall of Gretna’

The EU will make Scotland build a ‘great wall of Gretna’ at the border with England if Nicola Sturgeon achieves her dream of splitting the UK, minister warns Minister warned independent Scotland would need to build ‘great wall of Gretna’ Pointed out hard border needed if Nicola Sturgeon took Scots into Schengen  Ms Sturgeon has … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon is set to defy PM by keeping face masks mandatory in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is set to defy ‘populist’ Boris Johnson by keeping face masks mandatory in Scotland even if lockdown easing goes ahead on July 19 Nicola Sturgeon is confirming today if lockdown easing goes ahead in Scotland Restrictions north of the border are scheduled to fall to ‘Level 0’ from Monday Ms Sturgeon has already … Read more

Ministers ‘hope bid to host the 2030 World Cup can help save the union’

Ministers ‘hope bid to host the 2030 World Cup can help save the union’ as Nicola Sturgeon pushes for Scottish independence Boris Johnson is pushing a joint British and Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup The prospect has been boosted by Euros and response to Super League plan Government sources suggested World Cup … Read more

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts called after sitting MP opted to swap Westminster for the same seat in Holyrood Anum Qaisar-Javed was elected with 10,129 votes, ahead of Labour’s candidate Kenneth Stevenson came in second with 8,372 votes. Tory candidate got 2,812 SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her congratulations  By Chris Jewers … Read more

Scots battle through SNOW to vote in crunch Holyrood elections

Scots are battling through snow to vote in crucial elections today with Nicola Sturgeon’s separatist push on a knife edge. The bitter battle for Holyrood has entered the final straight after the Tories pleaded for people to ‘lend’ their support to stop the SNP’s drive for independence. Experts say Ms Sturgeon’s chances of an overall … Read more

Scotland on knife edge as election eve poll finds SNP faces LOSING seats and missing out on majority

Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP could miss out on an overall majority at Holyrood in Thursday’s elections amid a surge in support for the union in Scotland, a new poll suggested today. A poll by Savanta suggests the First Minister could lose four seats to fall six seats short of control of the Scottish Parliament. The same … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon admits an independent Scotland in the EU WOULD mean a hard border with England

Nicola Sturgeon admits that Scottish independence WOULD mean a hard border with England if it rejoins the EU but claims businesses will not ‘suffer’ She said Scotland would try to negotiate arrangements to ‘keep trade flowing’  But unionists accused her of planning a ‘hammer blow’ for businesses   Tories said SNP ‘are clueless about the economic … Read more