John Curtice

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Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party  Nicola Sturgeon: ‘The only people who can decide the future of Scotland are the Scottish people, and no Westminster politician can or should stand in the way of that.’  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Pool/AFP via Getty

Another Scottish independence referendum is the “will of the country”, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted, despite her SNP failing to win an (...)

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party  Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Conservative party leader Douglas Ross. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

When Scots vote next Thursday, they will not only choose who should govern them from Holyrood for the next five years – they could begin to determine (...)

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Photograph: Fraser Bremner/Daily Mail/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon’s appearance before a Scottish parliament committee next week will be a climactic moment in a feud between the first minister and her (...)

Friends and colleagues Melisha Squire and Lesley Blues in the centre of Edinburgh stop for a chilly lunch break in the centre of Edinburgh. Photograph: Freya McClements

There was, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote last week, “no single sentence that has made me happier to utter in nine long months than t(...)

A man carrying a Christmas tree walks past a mural depicting a Saltire design in Leith, Edinburgh on St Andrew’s Day. Support for independence has increased to 54 or 55 per cent. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

In Edinburgh, the silence is everywhere, in empty restaurants and deserted train stations, with people walking quickly by, heads down, and masks on. W(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

As negotiations between Britain and the European Union enter what must be their last days, the two sides remain deadlocked on the three outstanding is(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn during an election campaign event in Dinnington, near Sheffield, on the final day of campaigning on Wednesday. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

With opinion polls classifying dozens of constituencies as too close to call, Britain’s election night is set to be a long one, with some of the most (...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson on the election trail in Manchester on Friday. Photograph: Frank Augstein/Reuters

British prime minister Boris Johnson has condemned as a “crazed communist scheme” Labour’s plan to provide free full-fibre broadband to everyone in Br(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson. Photograph: PA/AFP

There was an elegiac quality to exchanges in the House of Commons this week as MPs paid tribute to Speaker John Bercow, who has left after 10 years in(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: “If the Tories don’t get an overall majority, the opposition will gang up against him to kick him out,” says polling expert John Curtice.  Photograph:   Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Two-and-a-half years after Theresa May’s risky decision to call a snap election that lost the Conservatives their majority, her successor Boris Johnso(...)

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