Nicola Sturgeon has no mandate to take Scotland back into the EU | Will Saunders

Nicola Sturgeon has today reaffirmed her commitment to taking an independent Scotland back into the EU. Fair’s fair, she’s a masterful political operator: there is not yet a guarantee of a second referendum being held – and yet the First Minister is already talking about what she’ll do after securing, fighting and winning it. Which, […]

A Scottish referendum is unwarranted | Joseph Prebble

Not three quarters of a year have passed since last year’s politically shattering referendum on the European Union and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is demanding a second referendum in four years on Scottish membership of the United Kingdom. Now Sturgeon is the leader of the Scottish National Party, so this announcement should be treated […]

Is UKIP’s legacy its only future? | Oliver Norgrove

No major party has encountered more derision in British political history than UKIP. The extent to which this is justified is for others to ponder. I personally think, having spent time inside the party (unlike most of UKIP’s detractors), that much of the criticism swung its way was disproportionate and exaggerated. After all, how anomalous […]

To Scotland, one union must matter | Matthew Cowley

Two years ago, Scotland spent months debating the merits of independence. In September 2014, they voted overwhelmingly to remain in the United Kingdom – by a margin of over 10% and 500,000 votes. One would not believe that such a debate had taken place with today’s rhetoric. The clamour to remain in the European Union […]

The EU referendum was a disastrous idea. But the EU was a worse one | Will Saunders

It’s been a long, hot summer of furious finger-pointing and tearful recriminations. Britain has voted to leave the European Union – a seismic shift in the course of our country – and many feel that the country they thought they knew has been swept out from beneath their feet. A mass of Remain voters feel […]