With Brexit mired in doubt, it could be said the stars are aligning for Scottish independence. But now it looks like the SNP could self-combust after the government's humiliating court defeat.
Brexit has shown the constitutional arrangements around devolution for what they are.
Three stage-managed cheers for Keith Brown – the left is getting restless over independence.
The SNP says every Scottish voter will be financially better off if they vote to leave the UK. But is that what they need to hear to vote yes in another referendum?
Only 5% of rape complaints in the UK end in convictions – what a legacy for the #metoo generation.
Scotland voted for its own parliament in September 1997, but has yet to make its mind up about the biggest issue of all.
Theresa May isn't the only national leader having a queasy election.
The Scottish nationalists' election pitch is about damage limitation, not a radical sell.
The Conservative threat in Scotland is more than just hype.
Those who voted No in the indyref were never as anti-blue as is often believed.
The war of words is underway: who will come out on top is far from clear.
London's media were unified against Scottish separatism in 2014. Second time around, the picture is more complicated.
The Scottish and UK leaders exchanged fire this week – so, who's winning?
Constitutional inflexibility can lead to messy divorces – and cost Charles his head.
Nicola Sturgeon may have fired a starting gun for indyref2, but much about the proposed sequel remains uncertain.
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister, has indicated that the country will again seek independence – this time against the backdrop of Brexit.
The stage is set for a constitutional confrontation.
Holyrood won't get a veto, but the Supreme Court has done the union no favours.
With a second Scottish referendum 'all but inevitable', here's a strange pill for the nationalists to swallow.
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