Pri Dwivedi

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People power can save the Union

If Scotland does vote for separation—as the latest YouGov poll suggests it will, we’ll enter the most unpredictable political period in living memory.<p>But before we start contemplating the consequences of a Yes vote, it is worth thinking about what is giving independence momentum in Scotland. It is …

Why I am voting No

Listen<p>Once upon a time, a long while ago, I lived in Dublin. It was a time when everything seemed possible and not just because I was younger then. The country was stirring too. When I arrived it was still the case that a visa to work in the United States was just about the most valuable possession …

'Please, stay with us': the best of Spectator readers' letters to Scottish voters

It's not about economics – it's about Britain, its values, and what might be destroyed if the country is snapped in two<p>Listen<p>At 9.30 p.m. last Saturday news broke that Scotland’s ‘yes’ campaign had established its first opinion poll lead. Since then, the country has been confronting the possibility …

After a referendum campaign like this, will even no mean no?

The success of Yes Scotland seems less shocking when you see the anti-political mood it has tapped into<p>Listen<p>This is really happening. The Scots could vote to end the greatest, most successful union in human history next week. Westminster has, at last, woken up to this threat and what it would mean …