Nicola Sturgeon

What's the Problem With a Federal UK? England!

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

The man who would be king of Scotland has proved himself once again to be a politician's politician. The statesmanship Alex Salmond showed by resigning at the end of an unsuccessful referendum has been matched only by his realpolitik in returning to Westminster politics...

Ukip's Future Fortunes Will Follow Fate of SNP

Marcus Hobley | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Politics
Marcus Hobley

Media speculation surrounding UKIP's likely performance at next year's general election will continue to escalate between now and polling day, as its rise remains one of the key political developments of this parliament. Yet to understand the party's likely fortunes in 2015 and beyond, we need look no further than recent Scottish National Party (SNP) history...

Guess Who's Back

David Knowles | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

Salmond it seems, just cannot bear to be out of the political limelight. If I was Nicola Sturgeon, I'd be grinding my teeth in frustration... Poor Sturgeon has barely had a chance to stamp her authority on her massively enlarged and politically raw party before Salmond swung the narrative back onto him.

The SNP and Ukip Are More Similar Than You Might Think

David Knowles | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

Comparing the SNP to Ukip, even trying to suggest that there may exist similarities between the UK's two most prominent separatist movements really, really angers the Scottish Nationalists. However it is certainly worth exploring.

Welcome to the SNP's Megachurch

David Knowles | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Politics
David Knowles

The event at the Hydro confirmed that the SNP now 'functions religiously' for many of its members. It has ceased being a limited, political organisation and is now an all-encompassing 'movement' with faith at its core.

The Rise and Rise of the SNP

Wasim Mahmood | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Wasim Mahmood

If the end of the referendum on Scottish independence was expected to bring a sense of closure and the resumption of normal service, the outcome has thrown up more questions than it has put to rest...

Salmond Predicts His Successor Will Lead Scotland Out Of The UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has tipped Nicola Sturgeon, his successor as the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader to "make history" and secure the country's exit fro...

Nicola Sturgeon Has A Bitter Warning For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon, soon-to-be crowned Scotland's first female leader, has vowed she will lead the party to "better times" after the Scottish National Pa...

The SNP Could Be Responsible for Another Highland Clearance at the Election - the Labour Party

Alan McGee | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

Ukip/Tory majority will lead to more right-wing policies, more crippling austerity, more needless deaths through benefit sanctions, more civil liberties being stripped away, and the countryside fracked for profit and greed. Scotland must not be submissive, and should stand up and be counted... Returning more SNP to Westminster next May is the only solution.

The SNP Have Done More for Scotland in Seven Years Than Labour Have Done in Seventy

Alan McGee | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

Salmond has restored Scotland's pride and left us in a better position now than when he started his campaign, long, long ago. He has left the SNP in good hands in Nicola Sturgeon, and has secured a population re-engaged in the politics of Scotland once again, and that in itself is a major accomplishment.

60% Of Scots Want Another Referendum Within 10 Years

PA | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics

Two-thirds of Scots want another independence referendum to be held in the next 10 years while more than half think a vote on the country's future sho...

The SNP Are the Only Party Capable of Taking the Fight to Farage and UKIP

Alan McGee | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

I think Nicola will achieve great things for Scotland, and continue the work that Eck started. She will be a constant thorn to Westminster and she will acquire powers by the strength of her persuasive arguments refusing to acquiesce and relentless demands. Seems like Nicola and the SNP are the only party capable of taking the fight to Farage and Ukip. It is a shame that Miliband doesn't have the same backbone.

Asa Bennett

Back Same Sex Marriage? This Gay Ukip MEP Thinks You're An 'Equality Nazi'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Politics

Gay marriage supporters are "equality Nazis" who helped push through something that only matters to "some queen who wants to dress up in a bridal froc...

Mehdi Hasan

Iraq War Helped SNP Win, Says Scottish Labour Deputy Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Iraq war damaged the Labour Party in Scotland and boosted the anti-war SNP, according to the party's new interim leader. Speaking to The Huffin...

Nicola Sturgeon Replaces Alex Salmond As SNP Leader

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has been elected unopposed as the Scottish National Party's new leader and the country's first minister-in-waiting. Her leadership ...

Reflections on a No Vote: The Scottish Question Is Far From Settled

Andrew Smith | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The short term heat may be on Labour, but in the long term it will be turned on the wider political class. The stakes could not be higher. The successful implementation of devolution could entrench the union for another generation...

Alex Salmond Quits As Scottish First Minister After Referendum Defeat

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has announced he will quit as Scottish first minister and leader of the SNP, following the decision by voters to reject Scottish independ...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Has Big Plans In Scotland Now #IndyRef Is Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

Spurred on by Scots rejecting independence in yesterday's referendum, Ukip is aiming to break through into the Scottish Parliament as the party boasts...

Ned Simons

'I Am Embarrassed To Be Scottish,' Yes Voters Are Sad

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Politics

EDINBURGH - As polls closed at 10pm last night, hundreds of vocal Yes campaigners singing the Scottish national anthem and waving flags descended on t...

The UK Is A-Changin'

Iain Anderson | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

The only poll worth watching was the final one. While commentators, business and markets have twitched and twittered with the gyrations of #indyref polls in the past month - NO has won this referendum by a clear margin. While David Cameron will breathe a huge sign of relief - a vote of no confidence is off the table from even his own side - you have to agree with SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon - that "Scotland has changed forever" But that change is not just coming to Scotland - it now looks like a federal UK is on the cards.

I'm Voting Yes Because Scotland Is Capable Of Better

Fearghas Kelly | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Fearghas Kelly

The opportunity that befalls us on Thursday is one of an exceptional preciousness; one that has been campaigned for with positivity and creativity. It is an opportunity, at its simplest, to compare how Scotland is run to how Scotland could be run, and to find the faith in ourselves to make the decision that we can do better.

Patriot Games: In Defence of Britain

Tom Johnson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Johnson

Unless you've been living inside a black hole since the early 1990s, the allusions to the current referendum must be apparent. For as a child of Britain, unable to affect the potential break up of the United Kingdom on Thursday, the naïve response is to feel this is unfair...

No Campaign 'Engulfed In Panic' After Shock Poll

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Politics

The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK has become "engulfed in panic" after the latest poll showed the independence campaign has a narrow lead for th...

The Commonwealth Games Have Caused A Ding Dong About Scottish Independence...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scotland's record medal-haul at the Commonwealth Games will push its people to voting for independence in September, the SNP has said, prompting a bac...

Scotland's Ukip MEP: Salmond Is 'Borg In Chief' And A 'Prototype Dictator'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Politics

Update: The Scottish National Party has called on Better Together to disown Ukip's Scotland MEP David Coburn's "ludicrous and insulting remarks". In r...