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Chris Deerin: Already exhausted by the prospect of another referendum

I was recording a podcast last week about Nicola Sturgeon’s new plan to secure independence. The conversation took in the usual stuff – the opportunities, the risks, the legalities, the politics, the Unionist response. I’d noted down in advance the points I wanted to make, but just as things were wrapping up I found myself going off script.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  2 hours ago 3
Chris Deerin: Already exhausted by the prospect of another referendum

The arrogant Greens have lined up to manipulate votes in favour of Indyref2

It’s outrageous, but not surprising, that the SNP’s bedfellows agree the next general election should be a single-issue vote To veteran Labour campaigners, they were called Nicola Sturgeon’s “Gardening Wing”. I had always sought to ridicule them because of their belief that the past was best, by referring to them as the Iron Age Appreciation Society.

telegraph.co.uk ,  6 hours ago 12
The arrogant Greens have lined up to manipulate votes in favour of Indyref2

SNP 'terrified to be independent' as Nicola Sturgeon wants to join EU 'straight away!'

SNP bosses are "terrified to be independent" in spite of the party's renewed bid for total separation from Westminister, according to a Scottish political expert. Dr Stuart Waiton, a sociologist and lecturer at Abertay University in Dundee, has blasted the SNP's campaign for a second Scottish Independence referendum, arguing Nicola Sturgeon's party would be "terrified if Scotland actually became independent."

express.co.uk ,  6 hours ago 51
SNP 'terrified to be independent' as Nicola Sturgeon wants to join EU 'straight away!'

Labour would scrap House of Lords, says Scottish party leader

Anas Sarwar calls instead for creation of ‘senate of nations and regions’ and rules out pact with SNP A Labour government would scrap the House of Lords and create a “senate of the nations and regions” in its place, the Scottish Labour leader has announced.

theguardian.com ,  10 hours ago 4
Labour would scrap House of Lords, says Scottish party leader

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon shows she'll do all she can within the law – Ian Swanson

A majority of Scots don’t want an independence referendum on Nicola Sturgeon's chosen date of October 19 next year, a poll shows. [Let us know what you think and join the conversation at the bottom of this article.] They probably don't need to worry.

edinburghnews.scotsman.com ,  11 hours ago 1
Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon shows she'll do all she can within the law – Ian Swanson

Councillor accuses Tories and Labour of 'wanting to kill people'

Will Mylet was scolded by Provost Lorraine Cameron after a lengthy rant during a council meeting. Campaign urges Scots to register to vote ahead of indyref2 Nicola Sturgeon sets date for second referendum on Scottish independence An SNP councillor was warned to watch his language after he accused political rivals of “wanting to kill people” during a debate on independence.

news.stv.tv ,  12 hours ago 1
Councillor accuses Tories and Labour of 'wanting to kill people'

Anas Sarwar to demand 'legal duty of cooperation' between Scottish and UK governments

ANAS Sarwar is set to argue that there should be a “legal duty of cooperation” between the Holyrood and Westminster Governments. According to the Daily Record, the leader of the Scottish Labour party will make the announcement at an event in London where he will take aim at the SNP and Tories for trying to benefit from “a political climate which seeks to maximise disagreements and disordered relationships”.

www-tmp.thenational.scot ,  13 hours ago 10
Anas Sarwar to demand 'legal duty of cooperation' between Scottish and UK governments

Scottish Independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s camel train lurches from one mirage to another - Brian Monteith

Imagine you were in The First Minister’s shoes, what would you do? Consider the political scenario that she has, in the main, created for herself. You have been responsible for Scotland’s public services, the policies, finances, contracts, pay settlements and appointments of officials for the last eight years.

scotsman.com ,  14 hours ago 83
Scottish Independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s camel train lurches from one mirage to another - Brian Monteith

Poll blow for Nicola Sturgeon: SNP would get just 47% of votes in Scotland if party turns next general election into vote on independence, survey shows

Sturgeon plans to hijack the election as single-issue vote on breaking up Britain But the poll revealed that the SNP would win only 47 per cent of the vote The Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems are forecast to win 50 per cent of votes Nicola Sturgeon’s hopes of turning the next general election into a ‘de facto’ independence referendum suffered a blow after a poll revealed the SNP will fall short of votes.

dailymail.co.uk ,  21 hours ago 16
Poll blow for Nicola Sturgeon: SNP would get just 47% of votes in Scotland if party turns next general election into vote on independence, survey shows

Nicola Sturgeon could set independence cause back years by styling next General Election as indy vote, expert warns

NICOLA Sturgeon has made her “biggest gamble” and could set the independence cause back years by styling the next General Election as an indy vote, a top academic warned. - also said the First Minister would likely fail in her bid to top a 50 per cent vote share in a UK ballot.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  1 day ago 70
Nicola Sturgeon could set independence cause back years by styling next General Election as indy vote, expert warns

'Completely illegal!' Nicola Sturgeon facing 'political suicide' over second referendum

NICOLA STURGEON is facing "political suicide" over her planned second independence referendum, a commentator has claimed, saying the vote may be "completely illegal". Former Scottish Conservative councillor Tony Miklinski said Ms Sturgeon "knows perfectly well" a second referendum is not going to be granted by a Conservative Government, bringing its legality into "severe doubt".

express.co.uk ,  1 day ago 5
'Completely illegal!' Nicola Sturgeon facing 'political suicide' over second referendum

Gill Sturgeon axes spirit night she was set to host – and insists she’s ‘not psychic’

NICOLA Sturgeon’s sister axed a spirit night she was set to host — and insisted she’s not psychic. Gillian Sturgeon, 46, said she’d become sick of trolls mocking her after she began selling tarot readings. And she’s now scrapped her event in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, amid “stress” over the backlash.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  1 day ago 3
Gill Sturgeon axes spirit night she was set to host – and insists she’s ‘not psychic’

Gill Sturgeon insists she’s ‘not a psychic’ after embarking on career offering Tarot readings

NICOLA Sturgeon’s sister insists she’s “not a psychic” after embarking on a bizarre career offering Tarot readings. Gillian Sturgeon has been performing the service to her online fans for £12 a go and previously insisted she had been “overwhelmed” by the interest from punters.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  1 day ago 3
Gill Sturgeon insists she’s ‘not a psychic’ after embarking on career offering Tarot readings

'Marginal swing' either way could determine result of Scotland independence referendum

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans to hold a second independence referendum on October 19 next year A marginal swing for either side in Scotland’s proposed independence referendum could decide the outcome “because the polls are so tight”, an expert has said.

staffordshire-live.co.uk ,  1 day ago 11
'Marginal swing' either way could determine result of Scotland independence referendum

Leader: Camps must know where they stand

Nicola Sturgeon took her opponents by surprise last week when she unveiled her plans for an independence referendum – even though her speech has changed very little. Before the First Minister addressed MSPs there was scant prospect of a poll by the end of next year. It was also likely her party’s next general election campaign would focus on the constitution rather than the SNP’s record in government.

scotsman.com ,  1 day ago 10
Leader: Camps must know where they stand

Nicola Sturgeon grilled by Tory MSP over ferries debacle

CONSERVATIVE MSP Jamie Greene hit out at Nicola Sturgeon in Holyrood over the delayed Ferguson ferries. The Greenock-born politician quizzed Ms Sturgeon on the two vessels at First Minister's Questions, asking whether they'd be ready before her proposed independence referendum next October. Speaking afterwards, Mr Greene said: “The ferry saga continues to go from bad to worse and all the while the First Minister is only focussed on further constitutional division.

greenocktelegraph.co.uk ,  1 day ago 93
Nicola Sturgeon grilled by Tory MSP over ferries debacle

Scottish independence: Greens back general election route to indyref2

The Scottish Greens said there would be no alterative to a single issue general election on independence if formal consent for indyref2 is not granted. Co-leader Patrick Harvie said it would be the only option if both Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Supreme Court block the request. Opposition parties have criticised the strategy and its timing.

bbc.com ,  1 day ago 0
Scottish independence: Greens back general election route to indyref2

Scotland’s future won’t be settled until there is a second vote on independence

Crudely blocking a fresh referendum could ultimately backfire on the unionist cause It took two referendums to get a final answer to the independence question. The people of Quebec had their first vote on whether to pursue secession from Canada in May 1980. The proposition was defeated, and by a chunky majority, but the idea did not go away, it lived to fight another day.

theguardian.com ,  1 day ago 2
Scotland’s future won’t be settled until there is a second vote on independence

Nicola Sturgeon hails 'encouraging' poll which shows Yes campaign edging ahead of No

A survey by Panelbase found 48 per cent of Scots supported independence while 47 per cent were against - and just five per cent said they were undecided. Nicola Sturgeon has hailed the publication of a poll on independence which found the Yes campaign has a narrow lead. A survey by Panelbase found 48 per cent of Scots supported independence while 47 per cent were against - and just five per cent said they were undecided.

dailyrecord.co.uk ,  1 day ago 18
Nicola Sturgeon hails 'encouraging' poll which shows Yes campaign edging ahead of No

Andrew Tickell: Unionists are still struggling to accept ‘her’ mandate

Nicola Sturgeon: Pro-Union voices still struggling to accept ‘her’ independence mandate A COUPLE of weeks ago, I noticed something strange in the Daily Mail. “What else is new?” I hear you cry – but bear with me. The “care home tycoon” Robert Kilgour had announced his intention to go to law to try to prevent Holyrood legislating for an independence referendum.

www-tmp.thenational.scot ,  1 day ago 4
Andrew Tickell: Unionists are still struggling to accept ‘her’ mandate