Sturgeon: SNP MPs will vote for second UK-wide EU referendum
Organisers say 100,000 marched through Edinburgh for Scottish independence on Saturday
FIRST MINISTER and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has said her SNP MPs will back a second UK-wide EU referendum if there is a vote on it in the House of Commons, as SNP’s annual conference in Glasgow is set to begin.
Sturgeon: ‘Why’ not ‘when’ most important independence task ‘right now’
Party spokesperson says Sturgeon will provide an “update” on second referendum in the Autumn
SNP LEADER Nicola Sturgeon has told her party’s spring conference in Aberdeen that “why” not “when” is the “more important task” for the independence cause “right now”.
In a speech which was packed with new Scottish Government policy announcements including on NHS and pay and student finance support, the First Minister told the party faithful “not just to focus on the ‘when’ of independence”.
Robin McAlpine: Hey indy supporter – it's time to screw the nut
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine looks at where the case for independence is at as Tory politicians become increasingly belligerent and dismissive in their opposition
FINALLY, the case for independence is moving forward. There have been some serious mistakes made over the last four years (lack of preparation the most serious of all) and we can't afford any more. So can I politely suggest its time for us all to screw the nut. Here are four specific examples.
We're not in Game of Thrones
'I don't think there is support for a second referendum at all'
In this week’s cartoon, Lorna Miller (@mistressofline) looks at Tory minister Michael Gove’s recent comments about the desire for an independence referendum, two and a half weeks after the biggest march for independence in living memory.
CHECK out last week’s cartoon here.
Tommy Sheppard: second referendum should only be held after next Scottish election
Delivering the annual Thomas Muir lecture, the SNP MP for Edinburgh East argued in favour of securing a fresh mandate for a second referendum in the next Scottish parliamentary election
TOMMY SHEPPARD, the SNP MP for Edinburgh East, has advocated using the next Scottish parliamentary election to secure a fresh mandate for a second independence referendum, arguing against the idea of holding another vote prior to the completion of Brexit.