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Cuddis election special 1: The Dementia Tax Explained

Hello subjects. My team will make the tough choices that Jeremy Corbyn can’t because he’s too busy having tea and chocolate digestives with Hamas or...

Forward to a Britain led by a scarecrow that’s afraid of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If people didn’t understand the EU referendum, is there a chance they compound the problem by misunderstanding this election? We never got...

The Cold Reading: An election story by Citizen Cuddis

A decidedly hingin’ luggit Wullie Rennie addresses the threadbare remnants of his party. No loaves or fishes will be required to feed this mini-multitude...

Election may turn on the extraordinary weaknesses of ‘strong and stable’...

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a week since the slaughter of the innocents at the Manchester Arena and the single image I can’t get out...

Podcast: Economics, democracy and the chattering classes

This week's podcast is a wide ranging discussion that starts with the theory of economic democracy and takes the listener into more blunt analysis...

How the Tories gamed devolution and why we can’t let them...

Commentary by Christopher Silver In 2007 I overheard a conversation in an Edinburgh pub on the politics of devolution. This was, as I recall, an...

Politicians, the media and a nurse’s attack on pay during TV...

Commentary by Derek Bateman She was called Diana Gould and came from Cirencester in Gloucestershire, a middle aged, middle class lady from the shires. She...

Podcast: Onward march of simplistic election politics

Halfway through the general election campaign, the various party manifestos slipping into the public consciousness, and the opinion polls remain largely unchanged. Is the...

The weird pro-Union election consensus gathering against the SNP

Commentary by Derek Bateman Something strange has happened in Scotland. A transformation of sorts has overturned completely the accepted basis of our politics. Broadly, it went...

Podcast: The new broom at Scotland’s biggest city council

Susan Aitken, the woman taking charge of Glasgow, arrived in the Newsnet studio to reflect on her first week at the helm of a...