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The Scottish National Party is a Scottish nationalist, social-democratic political party in Scotland. The SNP supports and campaigns for Scottish independence within the European Union. It is the third-largest political party by membership in the United Kingdom, behind the Labour Party and the Conservative Party; it is the third-largest by overall representation in the House of Commons, behind the Conservative Party and the Labour Party; and it is the largest political party in Scotland, where it has the most seats in the Scottish Parliament and 47 out of the 59 Scottish seats in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The current Scottish National Party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has served as First Minister of Scotland since November 2014.


Rebecca Long-Bailey says Labour 'couldn't refuse' Scotland a second independence referendum

Leadership rival Starmer warns of SNP 'trap' over constitutional question
Independent - Published

Senior SNP MP launches scathing attack on Nicola Sturgeon 'dithering' over Scottish independence

Angus MacNeil says 'all options' must be on the table, including a wildcat referendum
Independent - Published

Videos for Scottish National Party

Former finance secretary suspended from SNP after text scandal [Video]Former finance secretary suspended from SNP after text scandal

Former finance secretary Derek Mackay has been suspended from the SNP following reports that he sent hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed at First Minister’s..

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Brexit: SNP projects pro-EU message onto European Parliament [Video]Brexit: SNP projects pro-EU message onto European Parliament

The SNP projects a pro-EU message onto the European Parliament building in Brussels as the UK leaves the EU. Scotland as a country voted to remain in the european bloc, and are fighting for another..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published

'Scotland loves Europe' sand art organised by SNP [Video]'Scotland loves Europe' sand art organised by SNP

The SNP have sent a clear message to the EU from Portobello beach in Edinburgh. Drawn in the sand, the artwork shows the two words Europe and Scotland joined by a heart. It comes on the day Scotland..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:41Published

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP ready to ramp up case for independence [Video]Nicola Sturgeon: SNP ready to ramp up case for independence

The SNP is ready to "ramp up" its campaign to persuade Scots to choose independence, Nicola Sturgeon said, as she accused the Tories of "goading" Scotland. The party leader spoke in Edinburgh on the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published


Brexit: Renewed calls for Scottish independence follow UK's departure from EU

SNP deputy leader hails 'unstoppable momentum' behind second referendum
Independent - Published

The SNP wants us to know we're facing a constitutional crisis. Unfortunately for them, no one cares

The crisis announced this afternoon in the House of Commons by Ian Blackford is so serious that as many as three MPs looked up from their phones
Independent - Published

Brexit: SNP makes last-ditch bid to stop Boris Johnson's EU withdrawal bill becoming law

Brexit legislation reaches final day of tortuous passage through parliament
Independent - Published

Nicola Sturgeon pays tribute after £161m EuroMillions jackpot winner dies

Colin Weir – described by Scotland's first minister as 'true friend' of SNP – made £1m donation to independence campaign
Independent - Published

Johnson tells Scottish nationalists to stop trying to break up United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday the Scottish National Party (SNP) should stop trying to break up the United Kingdom and focus more on delivering policy for the people of Scotland.
Reuters - Published

Sturgeon warns 'democracy will prevail' as SNP pushes for second referendum

'Scotland made it very clear last week it does not want a Tory Government led by Boris Johnson taking us out of the European Union'
Independent - Published

Could Scotland leave the UK... and stay in the EU?

The SNP wants Scotland to rejoin the EU as an independent state, but how could that happen?
BBC News - Published

Nicola Sturgeon vows to confront Boris Johnson over Scottish independence as new SNP MPs assemble

First minister mocks PM over Friday call: 'I wasn't sure how much he'd had a chance to catch up with the Scottish results'
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence vote: Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "focus on reality" and recognize that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given a mandate for a second independence referendum, Scottish First..
Reuters - Published

'Clear message' on Scottish independence vote

The SNP makes big gains across Scotland, including the defeat of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
BBC News - Published

Nicola Sturgeon says general election has 'strengthened' mandate for Scottish independence vote

Boris Johnson has 'no right' to take Scotland out of the EU against its will, says SNP First Minister
Independent - Published

UK Liberal Democrat leader Swinson loses seat to Scottish National Party

The leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her parliamentary seat to the Scottish National Party on Friday.
Reuters - Published

General election: Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson loses seat to SNP

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat to the SNP.
Independent - Published

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson set to lose seat, exit poll indicates

Jo Swinson is on course to lose her seat to the SNP, the general election exit poll suggests.
Independent - Published

SNP election manifesto would push independent Scotland into more austerity than the Tories, says IFS

An independent Scotland would have to 'count its pennies and pounds' says thinktank
Independent - Published

SNP election candidate ridiculed after saying wrong constituency name during hustings

'I made a slip of the tongue. We're all human,' says John Nicolson
Independent - Published

Next prime minister seeking SNP support must commit to 'zero tolerance' of antisemitism, Islamophobia and racism, Nicola Sturgeon says

The Scottish First Minister unveils party manifesto with demand for early independence referendum
Independent - Published

SNP would enter 'less formal arrangement' with Labour: Scottish first minister

Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday the Scottish National Party would only ever enter into a "less formal arrangement" to support a minority government formed by the main..
Reuters - Published

Question Time debate: Corbyn won't allow Scottish independence referendum for at least two years if Labour win

Nicola Sturgeon says she expects Labour leader to compromise if he needs SNP support
Independent - Published

Tory minister contradicts Boris Johnson over refusal to allow new Scottish independence vote

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack says SNP can gain 'democratic mandate' for IndyRef2 by winning majority at Holyrood in 2021
Independent - Published

Lib Dems and SNP lose court bid for slot on ITV election debate

Candidate accuses broadcaster of 'pre-empting decision of the people in a general election'
Independent - Published

General election: Sajid Javid accused of 'running scared' after TV economy debate put on hold

Labour, Lib Dems and SNP react with fury amid uncertainty about Channel 4 economy debate
Independent - Published

UK Labour says 'no deals' as SNP urges new Scottish independence vote

Britain's main opposition Labour Party said it is not doing any deals as the Scottish National Party (SNP) set a second independence vote as a condition for backing Labour if next month's general..
Reuters - Published

General election: Hung parliament would give SNP 'significant influence and power', says Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish First Minister says she will use leverage at Westminster to push for early independence referendum
Independent - Published

SNP will aim to ally against Conservatives in event of hung parliament: Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday her Scottish National Party (SNP) would seek to form "a progressive alliance" in the event of a hung parliament at Westminster after next month's general..
Reuters - Published

Scottish kingmakers in UK election? SNP will support 'progressive politics'

Scottish nationalists said on Friday they would support 'progressive politics' if the election threw up a hung parliament and refused to rule out propping up Labour to get another independence..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson to tell Scotland: vote Conservative to stop independence bid

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Thursday to say a Dec. 12 election victory for his Conservative Party will halt Scottish National Party (SNP) plans to hold another..
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon says independent Scotland within 'touching distance' as election looms

'This election really is the most important one Scotland has faced in modern times,' SNP leader will tell rally
Independent - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says to demand powers for new independence referendum

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday she would make a demand before Christmas for the powers to hold another independence referendum.
Reuters - Published

General Election: Boris Johnson to force pre-Christmas poll with special bill if he fails to secure Labour support

Government ready to table near-identical bill to Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party to override fixed-term parliaments law
Independent - Published

Government rejects Lib Dem and SNP bid for earlier general election

The government has rejected a joint Liberal Democrat-SNP push for an earlier general election on 9 December, branding it "a stunt".
Independent - Published

Brexit: Lib Dems and SNP join forces to push for December election

Party leaders also write to Donald Tusk urging EU to grant Brexit extension to 31 January or later
Independent - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon asks Labour's Corbyn to back snap general election: The Sun

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon asked British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back a snap general election during a secret meeting, The Sun reported on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon hints SNP could vote with Boris Johnson for a general election 'before Christmas'

Scottish first minister says UK should go to polls when Article 50 extension 'nailed down' – piling pressure on Labour to do the same
Independent - Published

Scotland's Sturgeon says SNP will not vote for Johnson's Brexit deal

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will not vote for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in parliament because it poses a much harder exit from the European Union, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on..
Reuters - Published

Sick of Brexit, Scotland's Sturgeon vows new independence vote in 2020

Scotland must hold another independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020: SNP's Sturgeon

Scotland must hold an independence referendum in 2020 and will soon request the powers needed to hold it legally, Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

SNP to back Labour UK government only with Scottish independence vote: FT

The Scottish National Party (SNP) would only support a minority Labour UK government if it agrees to authorize a second independence referendum for Scotland, the Financial Times report on Friday.
Reuters - Published

SNP spokesman: Remove PM Johnson and no-deal threat, then have an election

Scottish National Party spokesman Ian Blackford on Wednesday said parliament needed to remove Prime Minister Boris Johnson and eliminate the threat of a no-deal Brexit before it would agree to hold a..
Reuters - Published

Nicola Sturgeon smashed in head by swingball

Blow comes from former SNP MP who says: 'I play to win - and I did'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament ruled unlawful by Scottish court

Scottish National Party MP calls for immediate recall of parliament
Independent - Published

UK will have election 'when the time is right': SNP

British opposition parties will not back Prime Minister Boris Johnson's preferred timing for an early election but voters will not have to wait long before going to the polls, the Scottish National..
Reuters - Published

SNP says priority is avoiding no deal Brexit, then election date

The opposition Scottish National Party (SNP) will only agree a date for a general election when it is sure Britain will not leave the European Union without a deal, its Westminster leader said on..
Reuters - Published

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