Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Finally the cards are played in the first round of a...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Let’s admit at the outset that Theresa May is right. She doesn’t have an option except to block a referendum during the Brexit two-year...

New story should be told about independence in troubled times

Commentary by Christopher Silver Do you want to go on an adventure? Every story begins with a variation on this proposition. It offers an instinctive draw...

Indyref2 call betrays Downing Street mis-reading of SNP Brexit stance as...

Commentary: Derek Bateman reacts to Nicola Sturgeon's confirmation that she will press for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Poor Theresa sure misjudged this one....

Podcast: Making sense of all the madness…

Was this the week we all realised that things might change and never be the same again? Philip Hammond doesn't care about the self-employed. Theresa...

The new Leaderene faces a Britain that crumbles while she plays...

Commentary by Derek Bateman I imagine the Leader sweeping into the room, mouth in a tight smile, eyes glinting within intent. She is flanked by...

Zulu! Time for new Empire job, heading up Africa Desk

Commentary by Derek Bateman Much activity at Castle Bateman including a visit by a friend from Oxford who didn’t mind staying with an anti English...

Scotland must move beyond Britain to understand its past

Commentary by Christopher Silver That many people can’t be bothered understanding Scottish nationalism is perhaps inevitable. Over the past decade the rise of the SNP...

Thistle and the butterfly: Scotland’s 158-year links to Japan

By Dorothy Bruce Fiona Hyslop, Holyrood’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, has spent a productive trip to Japan recently, sweet-talking trade and cultural...

Video showcase: PERSPECTIVE 1 and ‘Jock Tamson’s Bairns’

https://youtu.be/DIWr6aF-qFg The Scottish politics and arts video magazine PERSPECTIVE presents its first edition with a programme packed with insights, issues and even a few laughs. This first...

Podcast: In British politics, the chaos plays on

So, two English by-elections. Labour lose a safe seat to the Tories but fight off UKIP to retain another one. Jeremy Corbyn lives to fight...