Independent Scotland ‘would need to build great wall of Gretna’

The EU will make Scotland build a ‘great wall of Gretna’ at the border with England if Nicola Sturgeon achieves her dream of splitting the UK, minister warns Minister warned independent Scotland would need to build ‘great wall of Gretna’ Pointed out hard border needed if Nicola Sturgeon took Scots into Schengen  Ms Sturgeon has … Read more

Ministers ‘hope bid to host the 2030 World Cup can help save the union’

Ministers ‘hope bid to host the 2030 World Cup can help save the union’ as Nicola Sturgeon pushes for Scottish independence Boris Johnson is pushing a joint British and Irish bid to host the 2030 World Cup The prospect has been boosted by Euros and response to Super League plan Government sources suggested World Cup … Read more

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts

SNP wins by-election in Airdrie and Shotts called after sitting MP opted to swap Westminster for the same seat in Holyrood Anum Qaisar-Javed was elected with 10,129 votes, ahead of Labour’s candidate Kenneth Stevenson came in second with 8,372 votes. Tory candidate got 2,812 SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent her congratulations  By Chris Jewers … Read more

Scots battle through SNOW to vote in crunch Holyrood elections

Scots are battling through snow to vote in crucial elections today with Nicola Sturgeon‘s separatist push on a knife edge. The bitter battle for Holyrood has entered the final straight after the Tories pleaded for people to ‘lend’ their support to stop the SNP‘s drive for independence. Experts say Ms Sturgeon’s chances of an overall … Read more

Scotland on knife edge as election eve poll finds SNP faces LOSING seats and missing out on majority

Nicola Sturgeon‘s SNP could miss out on an overall majority at Holyrood in Thursday’s elections amid a surge in support for the union in Scotland, a new poll suggested today. A poll by Savanta suggests the First Minister could lose four seats to fall six seats short of control of the Scottish Parliament. The same … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon admits an independent Scotland in the EU WOULD mean a hard border with England

Nicola Sturgeon admits that Scottish independence WOULD mean a hard border with England if it rejoins the EU but claims businesses will not ‘suffer’ She said Scotland would try to negotiate arrangements to ‘keep trade flowing’  But unionists accused her of planning a ‘hammer blow’ for businesses   Tories said SNP ‘are clueless about the economic … Read more

PM ‘could be forced to grant second Scottish independence vote’

Ministers believe Boris Johnson ‘will be forced to grant permission for a second Scottish independence referendum if Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond win two thirds of Holyrood seats at election in May’ Boris Johnson has repeatedly said he is against holding a re-run of 2014 vote Ministers think PM could be forced to change tack … Read more

Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party could STOP Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP gaining an outright majority

Alex Salmond’s upstart pro-independence Alba Party party could ruin Nicola Sturgeon‘s chances of an outright SNP majority in the Scottish parliament election, a new poll suggests today.   The Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman predicts the SNP will return 64 MSPs, one short of the 65 needed for a majority. The poll predicts the Alba … Read more

Jab passports warning over mothers-to-be

Jab passports warning over mothers-to-be: Pregnant women will face frequent Covid testing if Boris Johnson presses ahead with ‘appalling’ plan for vaccine passports, former Tory minister says The Prime Minister is facing a growing revolt over vaccine passport proposals  ‘Pregnant women will have to spend their lives in test centres,’  Tory MP said   Mothers-to-be are … Read more

Minister hints at domestic vaccine passport climbdown

Ministers today sparked speculation of a potential climbdown on domestic vaccine passports as they insisted the Government is ‘concentrating on ticketed, big events’.   Paul Scully, the Small Business Minister, said the work on so-called ‘Covid Status Certification’ is focused on major events which are ‘tougher to get back to a semblance of normal rather than … Read more