Two things are clear from the news this morning: a) there’s an election coming, and b) there’s an SNP annual conference soon. A flurry of indyref chatter always precedes these events, and this time is no different. Those of us who have seen this act play out time and time again can be forgiven for […]

The Brown and Blackford double act



How does indyref 2039 sound to you? Or indyref 2054? Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has sought to harden the UK Government’s position on opposing the right to decide on independence. Asked by the BBC if he was ruling out an indyref regardless of the Scottish Parliament election result, Jack said: “It’s no for a generation”. […]

“It’s no for a generation”




The latest polling on independence is some good news in tough times for Yes supporters. 58 per cent in favour of independence is reaching into new territory of independence support, even if it is just one poll. As polling expert professor John Curtice points out, this is “the ninth poll in a row since June to […]

Yes on 58%: What’s behind the poll lead?