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Nicola Sturgeon announces plan to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Nicola Sturgeon announced today that her government plans to hold another independence referendum on 19 October 2023. Speaking to Holyrood in a televised address, she said that the 2021 Scottish general election’s pro-independence majority gave her a mandate to pursue another referendum. Like the 2014 vote, the referendum would be consultative, meaning that the result […]

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Extinction Rebellion interrupt First Minister’s Questions

On Thursday 28 May the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion Scotland interrupted First Minister’s Questions demanding action in the face of the climate emergency. Activists dropped two banners from the gallery which read: ‘Citizens Assembly Now’ and ‘Zero Carbon 2025.’ At the same time, one activist asked ‘Will the First Minister establish a Citizen’s Assembly […]