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The National +ScotNational
The newspaper that supports an independent Scotland.
 Joined October 2017
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UNIONIST parties are hoping to capitalise on a drop in support for the SNP with a tactical voting pact bringing Tory and Labour supporters together, it has been reported.
MEMBERS of Saor Alba Pipes and Drums (SAPD) unveiled a tribute to their mascot, Sheldon Indy Dug, as part of a march for independence through Edinburgh on Saturday.
HUMZA Yousaf has attending his first meeting of the SNP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) since becoming party leader, committing to ensuring the “best practice in transparency” in the process.
BEING elected as First Minister will bring increased scrutiny to Humza Yousaf and his family.
THE SNP is likely to follow a "path of unity" despite the “vociferous” criticism between candidates during the leadership contest, a political analyst has predicted.
HAVE I been promoted? Demoted? Or just predictably slagged off by the uber woke. Whatever. It seems I’ve “graduated” from being transphobic – emphatically not guilty as charged – to being a Tartan Tory.
THE Tories have been accused by the SNP of “bare-faced hypocrisy” for criticising of the appointment of an independence minister, while the UK Government has spent millions supporting the work of the Minister for the Union.
A BREXITEER Tory MP has sparked ridicule after she blamed chaos at the Dover port on “French border control problems”.
A WAR of words has broken out between an SNP grandee and the Scottish Greens after he called the party “fringe extremists” and called for an end to the two parties’ co-operation agreement.
A UNIONIST peer asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to block Humza Yousaf’s new administration’s “illegal expenditure” on a Minister for Independence.
SENIOR figures at SNP headquarters have been interviewed by police as part of the ongoing probe into the £600,000 raised by the party for​ independence-related campaigning ...
I WAS taken back to a dressing room in Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre, in May 1999, when I heard the news of Paul O’Grady’s passing, otherwise known to the ages as drag catastrophe (and Babycham-sour) Lily Savage.
I AM sorry to have to disagree with the Parliament’s Presiding Officer, Alison Johnstone, whom I like, but although stopping protests in the public galleries by bans and fines is a necessary step, it won’t be a sufficient one to prevent the bad behaviour at Holyrood.
I FIND disingenuous your reports and letters highlighting the odd SNP member spitting their dummy oot because of perceived slights to other SNP MSPs, after the leadership election, as evidence of the SNP falling apart.
SCOTLAND is in a calamitous situation but it’s not one a Starmer Labour government will reverse.
IN Wednesday’s National, Kevin McKenna states that an independent Scotland “ain’t about to happen any time soon. But maybe that’s
SUPPORT for independence is stable in new polling, despite the figures being the worst recorded seat projections for the SNP since before the 2016 Holyrood election.
FIRST Minister Humza Yousaf has confirmed the Scottish Government’s commitment to resetting the relationship with local authorities in a meeting with Cosla president Shona Morrison.
A SCOTTISH Tory MP has hit out at asylum seekers being sent to his constituency – despite the UK Government routinely accusing Scotland of not playing its part in taking in migrants.
THE planned increase of the minimum wage and the UK Government’s “living wage” still do not “reflect the real cost of living”, the Scottish Government has said.
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