Is support for Scottish independence really surging?

  Is support for Scottish independence “surging” on the back of Theresa May’s indication that the UK is headed for a ‘hard’ Brexit outside of the Single Market? That’s the contention of yesterday’s front page of The Herald, one of Scotland’s leading broadsheets. ‘Game on’ tweeted former First Minister Alex Salmond, clearly encouraged by what …

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Nothing to cheer for Labour in Sleaford and North Hykeham

Sleaford and North Hykeham 2016 won’t go down in by-election lore by any means. It certainly lacked the multifaceted drama of Zac Goldsmith’s defeat in Richmond Park last week and ‘Tories hold safe Tory seat’ is not the stuff of headline-writer’s dreams. Almost inevitably therefore, the eye drifts a little further down the table of …

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SNP Conference Preview: What next for Sturgeon on indyref2?

  The 2015 General Election at which the SNP won a near clean-sweep of Scottish seats at Westminster had major ramifications not only for the balance of power in the House of Commons – it also significantly altered the long-established routine of the autumn party conference season. For so long an afterthought in the minds …

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Labour leadership: Where are all the members?

  In case members of the Labour Party were growing anxious about not having had the chance to vote on anything for a few weeks, the Party has recently obliged by providing a bonanza of internal elections – to the party’s ruling National Executive Committee and, for those in the Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham regions, …

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Scottish Labour in for a penny on income tax

When your party is stuck at around 20 per cent in the polls, some thirty points behind your principal opponents, pledging to increase the taxes of 75 per cent of the population is certainly a bold approach. The sort of approach that Sir Humphrey, of Yes, Minister fame, may have described as “very brave”. But …

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