Scottish independence referendum

The case against a second Scottish referendum

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Aid is not the answer Bill Gates says he is a huge fan of capitalism and trade (Save Aid!, 22…

The SNP don’t speak for Scotland? Don’t be so sure…

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Speaking for Scotland Sir: I wonder if it is wise of Charles Moore (Notes, 18 March) to assume — as…

The first recorded woman golfer (clue: it wasn’t Mary Queen of Scots)

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Mary Queen of Golf? The vote by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to admit women as members has reawakened…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

11 March 2017 9:00 am

On Scottish independence Sir: Alex Massie writes of the order permitting a second Scottish independence referendum: ‘Having granted such an…

The proof that Scotland is better off in the UK

27 August 2016 9:00 am

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…

Nicola Sturgeon’s gigantic EU bluff

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The prospect of a Scottish independence vote is wildly overhyped

Help! I’ve started really caring about politics

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Once upon a time, I didn’t really care about politics. Not viscerally. Growing up in a political family, I suppose,…

Referendum rage: a warning from Scotland

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Scots know all too well how it feels. The rest of Britain is about to learn

Of course the old Tory hatreds are back. That’s referendums for you

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Of course it’s vicious. It was always going to be. Sure, they’ve spent decades living peacefully side by side, but…

The year that Scotland learned to hate

9 May 2015 9:00 am

If the SNP isn't about Scottish purity and hating the English, why do so many of its supporters behave as if it is?

The real threat to Britain (and it’s not the SNP)

21 March 2015 9:00 am

What a load of mendacious balls everybody talks about Scotland. It’s like a disease. It’s like, you know how they…

How Labour lost Scotland (and could lose the Union)

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Just four months ago Scotland was the scene of great cross-party co-operation — unprecedented in peace-time politics. Gordon Brown was…

The National shows just how much danger the Union – and Scotland – is still in

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The successful launch of a nationalist newspaper shows just how much trouble the Union is still in

Meet the new Queen of Scots: Nicola Sturgeon’s unstoppable rise

22 November 2014 9:00 am

‘She sold out the Hydro arena faster than Kylie Minogue,’ said one awestruck unionist of Nicola Sturgeon this week. Scotland’s…

Spectator letters: In defence of the EU, the Welsh and Mary Wakefield

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Breaking the unions Sir: By the time this letter appears we shall know whether the land of my birth has…

The ‘no’ campaign’s problem was that it sounded like me

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Journalistically speaking, it’s been a good year to be Scottish and Jewish. Had I been a Welsh Zoroastrian, say, I…

Santander’s secret: to conquer the world, stay like a small-town bank

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Four years ago, I wrote that I knew no dark rumours about Santander, the rising force in UK high street…

Would Alex Salmond give up his job to a heckler? It happened in Athens

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Alex Salmond claims to be thrilled that so many people in Scotland are suddenly gripped by politics. The importance of…

Is clicking on Jennifer Lawrence’s naked pictures really as bad as hacking and distributing them?

6 September 2014 9:00 am

‘If you click on Jennifer Lawrence’s naked pictures,’ said the headline on the Guardian’s website, ‘you’re perpetuating her abuse.’ That…

The surprise winners from the referendum? Scotland. Politics. Big ideas are back at last

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Whatever the outcome of the referendum, Scotland will be better for having had the debate

Andrew Marr’s diary: Seeing shadows of Syria in Limousin’s ghost village

30 August 2014 9:00 am

No, no, no, you don’t want a house abroad — the paperwork, the taxes, the piping, the cost of the…

Europe's leaders worship Mario Draghi. They should listen to him instead

30 August 2014 9:00 am

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi secured a place in history by his demonstration, on 26 July 2012, of the…

The SNP’s 'cybernats' are a modern political scourge – with the zeal of converts

30 August 2014 9:00 am

The push for Scottish independence is driven forward by converts’ zeal

Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Beyond the law Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates…

I salute the wisdom of young Scots on independence (they’re voting No, by the way)

7 June 2014 9:00 am

It’s a constant theme of this column that today’s young need to stop whingeing about their prospects and get on…