Scottish Parliament to lose pro-independence majority, according to new poll - Evening Times

The Scottish Parliament is set to lose its pro-independence majority, a new poll predicts. The YouGov survey for The Times puts the SNP on course to win the next Holyrood election but indicates losses for the pro-independence parties and Labour ...

SNP to lose pro-indy majority at next election, suggests poll - The Scotsman

A new poll for The Times suggests that support for the SNP and a second independence referendum is dropping. Picture: TSPL. RUSSELL JACKSON. Published: 13:13 Saturday 07 October 2017. Share this article. 0. Have your say. A new poll has been ...

The real SNP 'peak' is yet to come – if Conference deals successfully with two key issues - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

The cleavages created by Labour's 2017 electoral performance and by Brexit have made the political landscape in Scotland much more challenging for the SNP. But if the party are able to tack successfully into the new political winds, these challenges ...

Sturgeon urged to delay Scottish independence vote until 2020s - The Guardian

Nicola Sturgeon will make her keynote speech to the SNP conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Ken Jack/Corbis via Getty Images. SNP conference 2017. Sturgeon urged to delay Scottish independence vote until 2020s. SNP leaders call on first minister to ...

Nicola Sturgeon faces tough SNP conference as party must counter Corbyn surge and keep indy mob happy - Scottish Daily Record

Still the SNP leader probably finds herself in better shape than any of her rivals. Share; 5Comments. ByDavid Clegg. 06:00, 7 OCT 2017; Updated 10:02, 7 OCT 2017. News. Sturgeon and the SNP head to Glasgow tomorrow for the party conference. (Image: ...

SNP gathers for first conference since losing third of MPs - HeraldScotland

THE SNP will pitch itself as the party of competence and progress tomorrow, as it holds its first conference since its worst electoral setback in almost 40 years. Party activists will gather for three days in Glasgow after the loss of 21 MPs and Nicola ...

Tom Gordon: SNP's membership is yet to have its Spartacus moment - HeraldScotland

YOU can tell there's an SNP conference around the corner, because Jim Sillars is making headlines. The party's former deputy is a perennial thorn in the leadership's flesh, but his observations are always worth reading, even if you disagree with him.

Brexit call to kick of SNP conference in Glasgow - Evening Times

THE SNP annual conference kicks off in Glasgow tomorrow with thousands of members arriving for the three day event. Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, will welcome the guests to the city and First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will close the event with the ...

Nicola Sturgeon braced for activist discontent over SNP strategy - Financial Times

A leader weakened by a political misjudgment and painful general election losses seeks to rally a governing party divided over how to manage the UK's exit from the EU. This is not a reference to prime minister Theresa May's disastrous decision to call ...

Sturgeon set to lose pro-independence majority amid 'declining appetite' - Express.co.uk

NICOLA Sturgeon is set to lose her pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament amid a 'declining appetite' from the public regarding separation from Britain. By Joseph Carey. PUBLISHED: 01:30, Sat, Oct 7, 2017 | UPDATED: 08:28, Sat, Oct 7 ...

Nicola Sturgeon: Brexit strengthens link between Ireland and Scotland - Irish Times

It's just after 7.30am on a cool crisp Friday morning in Dublin, but already Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon is well into her day. She addressed a Dublin Chamber event the previous evening, but there is no time to rest on her laurels. In a ...

Rennie wins talks with ministers over second Brexit vote - BBC News

Scotland's Brexit minister is to meet Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie to discuss backing for a fresh referendum on the final Brexit deal. Mike Russell is to sit down with Mr Rennie to discuss backing for the Lib Dem campaign for another vote ...

SNP set to lose its pro-independence Holyrood majority - The Times

The prospect of another independence referendum could diminish further if voting intentions revealed in an eve-of-conference poll are translated into seats at the next Scottish elections. The poll will give the first minister a boost as she prepares ...

Sturgeon set to lose backing for referendum in Holyrood - The Times

Nicola Sturgeon may be on course to lose her pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament. A poll by YouGov for The Times still shows that the SNP is likely to win the next Scottish election, but suggests that the first minister would have to ...

Sturgeon: Shambolic Tories hampering Brexit negotiations - The Times

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, said “a pragmatic, sensible approach” was needed to ensure that the UK remains in the single market and customs union after leaving the EU. Expressing concern over what she called a “lack of clarity” from ...

Nicola Sturgeon's hopes of Yes majority dashed by YouGov poll - The Times

Nicola Sturgeon is on course to lose her pro-independence majority in the Scottish parliament, according to a new poll. The survey, by YouGov for The Times, still has the SNP winning the next Scottish election but it suggests that the first minister ...

Ex-SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars calls on independence movement to sever 'deadly tie' with former party - HeraldScotland

FORMER SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars has stated that the independence movement must break its 'deadly tie' to the SNP. As the party faithful head to Glasgow for this weekend's conference, Sillars condemned the 'monumental political misjudgment' that ...

There's fewer SNP members now than there were following surge in recruitment after referendum disappointment in 2014 - The Scottish Sun

IF you are looking for drama and conflict this weekend, if you want a rollercoaster thrill ride of political debate, you probably don't need to bother with the SNP conference. We have reached peak Nat. There are fewer SNP members now than there were ...

Ian Blackford: SNP must never take Scotland for granted - iNews

In May of that year we had won the right to form Scotland's first SNP Scottish Government and quickly got to work in “Leading Scotland Forward”. That was the slogan emblazoned across the conference podium and set us apart, as a government with clear ...

Business opportunities between Ireland and Scotland - Business World (press release) (blog)

Dublin Chamber hosted a high level breakfast round-table with First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon this morning. Opportunities for increased co-operation between Ireland and Scotland were high on the agenda and the round-table gave an ...