SUPPORT for Scotland leaving the UK is fading, according to a new poll, in a bitter blow for Nicola Sturgeon.The SNP are demanding a second referendum on Scottish independence following the unionist win in the 2014 vote.They fell just one seat short of a majority in last week’s Scottish parliament elections, which Ms Sturgeon claims proves her aim to take Scotland out of the UK has far-reaching support.
IT is interesting that some would claim that the Scottish Parliament, comprising 129 MSPs of which 72 (majority of 15) were elected with a manifesto commitment to hold a referendum in the new parliamentary term, does not have a mandate for such a democratically endorsed action.
HUNDREDS of Scotland's top business chiefs are calling on the SNP-led Scottish Government to rule out plans for a second independence referendum.Ranging from Finance to Education, business leaders said the new Scottish Government’s priority should be recovering from the pandemic.It comes as Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is set to outline her priorities for her newly formed Government in the next fortnight as a new Holyrood term gets underway.
A NEW Scottish currency would initially be worth around 20 per cent less than the pound, lowering household incomes and pushing up prices, an economist has warned.Tony Mackay, an adviser to the World Bank, said independence would cut exports to England by 15% because of the border created by the SNP’s plan to rejoin the EU.
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IAIN Macwhirter is a journalist I used to respect.His article today ("An SNP landslide – but don’t expect Indyref2 soon", May 9) does nothing to help me regain that respect.I’m an auld Green who has swollen ankles from my pre-election leafleting.
NICOLA STURGEON has "failed" in her pursuit to take Scotland out of the UK despite the SNP claiming Boris Johnson cannot resist the will of the people, a senior Tory MP has warned.Andrew Bowie asks ‘why did Sturgeon mislead Scottish people’ While the SNP has a large share of the Scottish Parliament, albeit not a majority, one Tory MP has claimed Ms Sturgeon has not delivered her party's main target.
NICOLA STURGEON risks tearing an independent Scotland apart if she automatically applies to rejoin the EU without calling for a referendum , a map detailing the strength of the Brexit vote across the nation suggests.Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she has no plans to call a separate referendum on whether an independent Scotland should join the European Union.
The SNP wants to control billions of pounds worth of tracks and stations currently owned by Network Rail Nicola Sturgeon is on a collision course with union bosses over plans to seize control of Scotland’s railways.The SNP will nationalise Scotland’s train lines from 2022 following criticism over cancellations and performance levels under Dutch firm Abellio.
ALL the argy bargy surrounding potential independence for Scotland has totally ignored the elephant in the room.Just who are the Scot Nats expecting to fund it all ?There can be no possibility of the Barnett Formula, by which UK funding for Scotland is decided, surviving if the Scots become an independent state.
NICOLA STURGEON has been accused of turning the SNP into a "hyper-obedient Stalinist personality cult" by a fellow Scottish nationalist.The incendiary attack came from Stuart Campbell, who runs the Wings Over Scotland blog.Mr Campbell, a fervent Alex Salmond supporter, argued it is a “mad fantasy” to expect Boris Johnson to permit a second independence referendum.
A PROMINENT Scottish nationalist has hit out at Nicola Sturgeon's "mad fantasy" hopes of another independence referendum over the next five years.The SNP fell one seat short of an absolute majority at last week’s Scottish parliament elections.Despite this, with help from the pro-separation Greens, they could still get a second referendum bill through parliament.
Built-in wardrobes are part of the design hopes.Plans to build a housing estate of bungalows in Kilmarnock have been given the go-ahead.The 43 homes are to be constructed at Witch Road in the town by East Ayrshire Council.They will replace demolished flats — and will boast two or one bedrooms and 100 parking spaces.
HISTORIAN Niall Ferguson has clashed with SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford over the roots of the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza.The prominent British historian clashed with the SNP politician during a debate over the geopolitical fallout of the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestinian militants.
NICOLA STURGEON was warned she was "panicking" as the Scottish First Minister faces pressure to secure a second independence referendum.Following the Scottish National Party (SNP)'s election victory last week, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned it is a "matter of when, not if" a referendum on independence happens.
RANGERS fans were urged to disperse by cops and Humza Yousaf after they gathered in their hundreds outside Ibrox.Supporters descended on the stadium in Govan this morning and set off smoke bombs ahead of the club's title celebrations.Steven Gerrard's side arrived in Govan and were met by the massive crowd who chanted and waved flags.
NICOLA Sturgeon's relentless quest to drag Scotland out of the UK would leave the newly independent nation a dizzying £300billion in the red, an economist has said.IndyRef2 likened to 'second Brexit' by Scottish border farmer And Professor David Blake’s dire warning was backed up by tax consultant Bob Lyddon, who said there could be no question of Scotland walking out and leaving England, Wales and Northern Ireland to pick up the tab.
NICOLA STURGEON's independence referendum will be given a green light by the UK Government, a political scientist has told Express.co.uk.Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared a second independence referendum is the “will of the country”, after the Scottish National Party (SNP) won a fourth consecutive term in power last week.
NICOLA Sturgeon's Scottish Government has sparked fury after spending taxpayers' money on new European flags, FOI data has revealed.FOI data from the Scottish Government revealed SNP led-Government ministers spent £1,411.20 of Scottish taxpayers' money on five new EU flags in the 2020/21 financial year.
THE SNP saw off a new tactical voting challenge by supporters of pro-Unionist parties to hold a crucial Westminster parliamentary seat..The by-election was called after her predecessor, Neil Gray, who had represented the area since 2015, was elected to Holyrood for the constituency last week.
I HAVE a suspicion that historians will look back on May 6 2021 as the day the United Kingdom began to unravel.The emphatic victory of Nicola Sturgeon's SNP party has, in her words, made another Scottish independence referendum "a matter of when – not if".