Support for independence surges to largest ever poll lead

Nine per cent gap between support for independence and the status quo

THE MAJORITY of people in Scotland would vote 'Yes' in a second referendum on independence, according to a new opinion poll released by STV News .

Conducted by polling agency Ipsos Mori during the last week of August, the results found 53 per cent support for independence, 44 per cent support for no change, and three per cent of respondents undecided.

With undecided voters excluded, support for independence is at 55 per cent.

Support for independence has never held such a large lead - nine per cent - in an official polling agency result.

YouGov recorded a narrow lead for independence in November 2014 , yet other polls since the referendum identified little change .

A week before the referendum ICM recorded support for independence at 53 per cent to 47 per cent, although that was with a smaller sample size and with the exclusion of voters who were undecided.

Only four polls published between 2011 and the referendum vote in September 2014 placed a vote for independence in the lead.

SNP strategists, faced with the dilemma of whether to include a second independence referendum in the party's 2016-2021 manifesto, are likely to require more than a single poll to determine whether there has been a shift in public opinion since the re-election of the Conservative government in May.

The Ipsos Mori result repeated previous polls which calculated the SNP is on track to win the Scottish Parliamentary elections next May.

The Scottish Green Party also recorded gains, with the poll predicting the party would win eight seats on current public support.

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Radical Account...

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Derek Louden

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

pictishbeastie

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Robin Barclay

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

markryle

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Karen Dietz

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Roisin Murphy

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

William Steele

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Steve West

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

DAVID SMART

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

steve andrews

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Bill Fraser

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

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Andrew Stuart

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Paul Smith

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Jon

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Andy Ellis

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

Malki80

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 11:06

A BBC spokesperson said: "As we said at the time, we believe our coverage of the referendum was rigorously impartial and in line with our guidelines on fairness and impartiality."

The BBC is in denial.

BBC censorship rigged the Scottish independence referendum

* Censorship of British Scots who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of republicans who support Scottish independence
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the approach of the official "YES Scotland" campaign
* Censorship of independence supporters who opposed the Edinburgh Agreement which ruled out a 2-state solution, establishing an independent Scottish state whatever the result of the indyref

The BBC censored the British case for Scottish independence and against the United Kingdom which is a republican case for a Scottish republic and against the kingdom elsewhere in Britain because the BBC institutionally censors republicans and promotes the monarchy and kingdom.

The BBC also claims to be "fair and impartial" so the first words out of a republican on the BBC is to point out that the BBC is in denial about its pro-monarchy, anti-republican bias.

The BBC is unwilling to allow the pointing out of its own lies (that it is "impartial" etc) in its own broadcasts.

So there hasn't even been a first fully free and fair referendum.
So all this talk of a "second" referendum is misleading unless someone is allowed on TV to expose how the first indyref was rigged.

We need a first, free and fair indyref - that we were robbed of.

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