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Sturgeon pledges independence referendum if SNP wins majority

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to hold an ‘advisory’ referendum if the SNP returns a majority government in May’s Holyrood elections, irrespective of whether the UK government consents. The pledge represents…

Despite the polls, the road to Scottish Independence is paved with obstacles.

For many north of the border, it’s not just the vaccine rollout that represents the cavalry coming over the brow of the hill: it’s recent polling as well. The New…

Lennon v Sarwar – it doesn’t make a difference

And just like that, it is finally over. The man who once I ‘affectionately’ referred to as the-soon-to-be-former Labour leader is now the former Labour leader. Goodbye Richard Leonard and…

Quitting Erasmus has made Scottish independence more likely

A survey conducted by The Student at the University of Edinburgh has found that 75% of students were more likely to vote for the Scottish National Party (SNP) in May’s…

The Student on devolution: Johnson gets it wrong again

In a virtual conversation with Conservative MPs last week Boris Johnson, the prime minister, outlined how he thought devolution had been a “disaster” in Scotland, suggesting it was “Tony Blair’s…

Is Covid-19 changing our view of Scottish Independence?

The idea of Scottish independence has become a main focus for many after the actions of the Westminster government in the past months. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic,…

After austerity and Brexit, will COVID be the final nail in the coffin of the United Kingdom?

Fact: coronavirus is on the rise again in our country. Fact: the number of daily new cases is now at levels not seen since the start of the pandemic. Fact:…

The SNP are here to stay

In March, the trial of Alex Salmond, former First Minister of Scotland on multiple counts pertaining to alleged sexual assault and other similar reprehensible alleged crimes will begin. In the…