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Podcast: A Welsh perspective on Brexit and the nations

What does Brexit mean for the devolved nations of Britain? We know so much about the political debate in Scotland, but what about Wales. Unlike...

Would you like the chilli or bleach gravy with your chicken?

Commentary by Russell Bruce Chicken Licken had a vision that the sky was going to fall down. Inhabitants of the Southern US might well think...

Podcast: Casting an eye over global affairs

  What is Scotland's place in the world? In the post-indyref, pre Brexit environment, can Scotland's voice be heard amidst the light and heat of...

Dugdale retains her sense of who she is, but does her...

Commentary by Christopher Silver On balance, Kezia Dugdale was the most capable leader of Scottish Labour since Donald Dewar. That might seem like a molehill...

Podcast: The great Labour / Tory / Brexit crisis, discussed

Another week in Scottish politics, another Scottish Labour upheaval with the abrupt resignation of erstwhile leader Kezia Dugdale. Another week in British politics came with...

Brexit: Nothing to see here (nothing at all, in fact…)

Kludgie-gate reveals latest strategy to deliver the very bestest Brexit result for as many of the few as possible (God and the Daily Mail...

Podcast: GERS and Scottish economic prospects

Yes, this week witnessed "GERSmas", the annual frenzy that accompanies the economic figures that mean all things to everyone as soon as they are...

Monuments tell us about ourselves as well as the past we...

In Charlottesville or Charlotte Square: history is a nightmare that has to be confronted, says Christopher Silver. Recent events in the United States have provoked...

Duggers Diary: Around the world in, er, 80 days?

Duggers Diary Social media is sooo essential to the modern politician these days, don’t you think? How else would I share the minutiae of my...

Who is the basket case and where are the broad shoulders...

Commentary by Derek Bateman So GERS proves Scotland is a basket case – independence is over. No, wait. It proves the opposite – we need...