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# Scottish Independence

Last month
May 2023
# indyref2
Thousands attend independence march in Glasgow
The march started at around 11:30am, as the coronation of King Charles was taking place.
This year
# Scotland
SNP could fight next Holyrood election as de facto independence referendum
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there is a ‘cast-iron democratic mandate for a referendum’.
Last year
# Scottish Independence
Supreme Court hearing on Scottish independence referendum plans to begin
A panel of five judges will start hearing evidence from the Scottish Government.
# Scotland
Ruling on legality of second Scottish independence vote could take six weeks
The UK’s Supreme Court will hear arguments this week.
# Scotland
'Utterly tragic' if Scottish independence led to 'division' in UK armed forces, Johnson says
Boris Johnson said a second independence poll is not a priority for the UK government.
# Not so United
Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.
All time
# Indy Ref 2
Gove says UK Prime Minister will not grant Scotland referendum before general election
The comments are likely to infuriate the Scottish National Party.
# Vote
Scottish independence would be like Brexit on a rocket to Mars, Lib Dem leader warns
Scottish party leader Willie Rennie said now is not the time for another referendum on the issue.
# Scotch Exit
Legislation on a second Scottish independence referendum due within weeks
The draft Bill, promised in the legislative programme set out last year, is due to be published before the Scottish Parliament enters recess next month.
# Scotland
Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence
Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.
# National Security
UK intelligence report finds 'credible' evidence Russia sought to influence Scottish independence vote
The Intelligence and Security Committee published its long-awaited report on Russia this morning.
# north of the border
'Scotland will decide': Nicola Sturgeon bites back as Boris Johnson rejects independence vote
The two leaders of their respective governments traded statements online today.
'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon has formally requested the power for Holyrood to hold a second independence vote.
# indyref2
'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote
The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.
# second referendum
Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote
The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.
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.
# Brexit
Scotland first minister 'not bluffing' about second independence referendum
Sturgeon said a second referendum could be on the cards if Scotland is “driven off a hard Brexit cliff”.
# Indy Ref 2
Scottish independence campaigners march for a second referendum after Brexit result
In September 2014, Scots voted 55% against Scotland becoming an independent country and leaving the United Kingdom.
# On the march again
Alex Salmond told us why another independence referendum is inevitable
The former Scottish first minister thinks it’s only a matter of time before there’s another Scottish independence referendum.
# one is not amused
WATCH: David Cameron lets slip that the Queen "purred" after Scottish referendum defeat
Alex Salmond thinks he should “hang his head in shame” for disrespecting her.
Opinion: Yes, Scotland has stayed in the UK – but the old union is dead
Despite the defeat for independence, Scotland and the UK will never be the same again – and Ireland’s relationship with its neighbours will change too.
# ah now lads
More than 80,000 people sign a petition calling for independence referendum re-run
The re-run is being suggested after allegations of vote rigging in the referendum.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Northern Ireland hold a vote on joining the Republic?
Martin McGuinness has called for a vote on Northern Ireland joining the Republic… but what would the repercussions be?
# Scottish Independence
How important was a 'No' vote in the Scottish referendum to Northern Irish unionists?
Cultural and historical ties to Scotland meant that yesterday’s ‘No’ vote came as good news for our neighbours to the north.
# democracy doesn't work
If #Indyref was decided by tweets, it would've been a landslide Yes vote
Nearly three-quarters of tweeters on the day were nationalists.
# aftermath
The morning after in pictures: Scotland wakes up to historic decision
In celebration or defeat, Scottish emotion was on display across the country.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: How's everyone feeling about Scotland saying 'No'?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# indyref
In honour of #indyref - here are some excellent Scottish insults, translated
You’ve a face like a skelped erse. So now.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: How will Ireland be affected if Scotland goes it alone?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# indyref
Gordon Brown gave a Scottish referendum speech - and people were shocked at how good it was
It’s barnstorming, really.
# indyref
'Better the devil you know': Labour minister leaning towards Scotland staying in the UK
Ged Nash has become the first Irish government minister to express a view on Scottish independence.
# aye or nae
13 signs the Scottish #indyref hysteria has reached a ridiculous level
Can’t we all just have a sensible discussion?
# please don't go
READ: UK party leaders pledge more powers if Scotland votes No
David Cameron and Co promised “faster, safer and better change.”
# aye or die
The Simpsons' Groundskeeper Willie has weighed in on Scottish independence...
He’s got something to say about the whole referendum thing.
# indyref
Ask all you want but the government doesn't have a view on Scottish independence*
* Publicly at least.
# Hope
UEFA report on Ireland's Euro 2020 bid receives positive overall reception
The FAI has put forward the stadium as one of the potential venues for the event.
# Scotland Decides
Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?
Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?
Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?
Whoever wins, we might see Ireland brought back into the picture as part of a broader ‘post-sovereign’ political framework.
# Referendum
Where do the political parties stand on the Scottish independence?
The government has avoided expressing a view on the issue but where do the individual parties stand?
# if you leave me now
Scottish nationalists win big in feisty debate - weeks before independence vote
The Yes side needed a performance – and they got one…