The government has toughened its line on a second Scottish independence referendum: Scotland may have to wait for Brexit to “bed in,” it may even have to wait for a transition period after Brexit before a second referendum can take place.
SNP: indyref2 ‘at end of Brexit process’
The Scottish National Party seem to have put the brakes on their drive for another referendum on independence, shunting it down their agenda until “the end of the Brexit process”. Launching the party’s manifesto today, Nicola Sturgeon said any attempts by the Conservatives to block Scotland having a choice would be “democratically unsustainable”.
Scottish referendum: SNP’s Eilidh Whiteford
SNP MP Eilidh Whiteford on a second Scottish independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon says a Scottish referendum will be held
The First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that the will of the Scottish Parliament will prevail – a second referendum on independence will be held.
Tory conference: indyref2 and election expenses
In Cardiff, there’s been no sign of compromise from Theresa May, as she told Conservatives a second Scottish referendum would be “bad for us all”.
SNP insists indyref2 will happen
Another independence vote will happen, no matter what Westminster says, Scottish National Party leaders have declared.
FactCheck Q&A: Has Westminster broken its promise to Scotland?
David Cameron insists he has honoured his “vow” to Scottish voters, but the SNP says the promise that may have kept Scotland in the UK has been broken.
FactCheck: a nuke-free Scotland?
The SNP says it wants to rid Scotland of Trident nuclear missiles. Will it be able to keep the promise if Scots vote for independence?
FactCheck: Salmond vs Darling II – the lies to look out for
It’s ding ding, round two in the Scottish independence debate. Will the leaders of the Yes and No camps fail the FactCheck test?
FactCheck: would an independent Scotland stay in the EU?
The president of the European Commission thinks an independent Scotland will find it very difficult to join the EU. The SNP has called his comments “preposterous”. Who’s right?
FactCheck: Scotland hands its economic future to England
Scotland’s first minister insists there is a “very, very powerful argument” for Scotland to retain use of sterling. FactCheck investigates.
FactCheck Q&A: IFS hurts case for Scottish independence
Scotland would face a yawning “fiscal gap” if it left the UK, according to the respected Institute for Fiscal Studies. What is it and what does it mean for the independence debate?
FactCheck: Does Scotland look bonnie to foreign investors?
FactCheck looks at how much foreign investment Scotland attracts, and asks some of the companies investing if they are worried about the prospect of an independent Scotland.