Is the Scottish National Party 'on the sidelines' of politics? - Deutsche Welle

When the Scottish National Party meets in Glasgow this weekend, one significant issue will be officially off the conference agenda — independence. Peter Geoghegan reports from Glasgow on the party's directional struggle. The SNP party conference venue ...

Willie Rennie invited to talks with Michael Russell over Brexit deal referendum - Aberdeen Evening Express

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has been offered talks with the Scottish Brexit Secretary on a Brexit deal referendum. Mr Rennie said the offer, in a letter from Nicola Sturgeon, is a “welcome step forward”. His party is calling for a UK ...

SNP under pressure over plans for £1bn of fresh cuts to councils - The Scotsman

THE SNP government has come under attack over the prospect of up to £1 billion of fresh cuts to councils in Scotland prompting fears over frontline services. It comes as Nicola Sturgeon prepares to rally activists in Glasgow tomorrow at the party's ...

Anas Sarwar says 'Scots Tory MP's can help stop hard Brexit if they do right thing' - HeraldScotland

Scottish Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar has said he supports permanently remaining in the single market and called on Scottish Conservative MPs to help vote down a bad Brexit deal in the UK Parliament. The MSP said it would be a "calamity" if ...

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 ...

Rennie welcomes talks with SNP over Brexit deal vote - STV News

Willie Rennie has welcomed an invitation from the Scottish Government to discuss Lib Dem proposals for a second EU referendum. Nicola Sturgeon wrote to the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader offering talks with Scotland's Brexit minister Michael Russell.

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: ...

MPs and MSPs set to clash on military recruitment age at SNP conference - The National

ONE of the most heated debates at this year's SNP conference will be on the age the army is allowed to recruit. A motion proposed by the SNP's youth wing, and backed by 17 MSPs, one MP and 12 local branches calls for the UK Government “to work towards ...

Unspun: The political diary - HeraldScotland

FRESH humiliation for put-upon millionaire Anas Sarwar, the favourite turned also-ran in the Scottish Labour leadership race. After a disastrous start to his campaign, when he was unable to escape from his gilded background and rum goings-on at the ...

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 ...