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The toxicity around the Scottish government’s Gender Recognition Reform Bill could threaten support for the independence cause.
Even as domestic support for independence has risen, there has been little agreement within the nationalist camp about what is politically possible.
The values traced by the English back to Magna Carta and by the Scots to the Declaration of Arbroath were merging even before the 1707 Union.
If separation is managed legally, the EU should be open to Nicola Sturgeon’s vision of Scotland in Europe.
Tracking support for Scottish independence since 2015
Chris Deerin hosts the third Scottish election special edition of the New Statesman podcast.
The Alba split means that, for the first time since devolution, there is open conflict between competing visions of Scottish nationalism, and who it is for.
If Alex Salmond or any of his allies secure a seat, they will make life for his former party as difficult as possible.
The former first minister’s new Alba Party is struggling in the polls, but he insists it will soon be “weighing the votes, not counting them”.
Nicola Sturgeon has failed to deliver on her promise to close the attainment gap between high- and low-performing pupils.
Musicians Ricky Ross and Darren McGarvey join Chris Deerin for a special edition of the New Statesman podcast.