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#Scottish National Party

From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon to publish 'case for Scottish independence referendum this week' No Messing Around

Nicola Sturgeon to publish 'case for Scottish independence referendum this week'

Sturgeon says that Scotland is ‘facing a Tory government that we didn’t vote for’.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.

From TheJournal.ie An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon Brexit

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges Scotland This post contains videos

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges

One of the charges relates to the attempted rape of a woman in the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is Brexit advancing the cause of Scottish independence from the UK? Opinion

Opinion: Is Brexit advancing the cause of Scottish independence from the UK?

‘Scottish Independence in the context of Brexit is like Schrödinger’s Cat – it’s both alive and dead depending on who you ask’, writes Gareth Brown.

From TheJournal.ie Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from SNP party amid harassment claims Allegations

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from SNP party amid harassment claims

Police have reportedly been asked to investigate allegations he sexually assaulted two staff members.

From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon to address the Seanad during visit to Dublin Celtic Ties

Nicola Sturgeon to address the Seanad during visit to Dublin

Sturgeon will become the first serving head of Government to address the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon launches new drive for Scottish independence Brexit

Nicola Sturgeon launches new drive for Scottish independence

A new poll found 46% of people are now in favour of Scottish independence.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps Heating Up

Scottish referendum on knife-edge as new poll puts 1% between Yes and No camps

The pro-union side has just slightly inched ahead, after a dramatic surge in support for independence.

From TheJournal.ie Scotland hopes for 2016 independence day Scotland

Scotland hopes for 2016 independence day

However, the British government is ruling out ‘pre-negotiation’ of independence before 2014 referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage Scotland

Scotland to press ahead with plans to legalise same-sex marriage

The Scottish government says it will try to amend UK law, so that celebrants who refuse to marry gays cannot be prosecuted.

From TheJournal.ie Salmond announces 'clear' question for referendum on Scottish independence Scotland

Salmond announces 'clear' question for referendum on Scottish independence

…and voters will have plenty of time to think about their response: he says he’ll hold the referendum in the autumn of 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Scotland insists it has mandate for independence referendum in 2014 Scotland

Scotland insists it has mandate for independence referendum in 2014

And it wants to hold it on its own terms, defying the wishes of the UK government in Wesminster which wants the vote to be held sooner.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's happening in Scotland? Independence

Explainer: What's happening in Scotland?

There is a lot of talk today about a referendum on independence but what’s it all about? Here are 10 things that will help explain it all.

From TheJournal.ie Hammering for Lib Dems as Scottish nationalists approach majority Dis-united Kingdom

Hammering for Lib Dems as Scottish nationalists approach majority

Nick Clegg’s party takes a beating in local elections, while the SNP – which backs independence – takes power in Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Scotland's transport minister quits over Big Freeze chaos Scotland

Scotland's transport minister quits over Big Freeze chaos

Stewart Stevenson quits after stinging criticism of his handling of the weather crisis, admitting he could have done better.