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BBC Scotland channel: the nationalist case for optimism… almost

Commentary by Derek Bateman I’ve just been interviewed by BBC Scotland for their new digital channel. ‘So, Derek. What do you think of our plans for...

Perils of British independence: what does residual unionism tell us about...

Commentary by Christopher Silver “The vote on 18 September could indeed be a moment of destiny, but not the one the separatists are praying for:...

Trainspotting: Choose Life. Be Moved. And all that stuff.

Glasgow poet Cee Smith takes a trip to the pictures I was seven in 1996 when Trainspotting first came out. I don’t know how old I...

Podcast: Populist politics and the media. Discuss.

Sometimes on Newsnet Radio we use our weekend podcasts to reflect on political events near and far, using that landscape to compare and contrast...

Podcast: Patrick Grady MP on that Brexit ‘debate’

Well, if Scotland was under any illusions about its place in the "Mother of Parliaments", they were shattered during the past week's bizarre days...

Josephine Sillars: Problems with power in an age of anxiety

Cee Smith reviews the new single from Josephine Sillars Band 'Everybody’s got their problems with power... everybody’s got their problems with power’ So is the driving refrain...

The task of explaining Scottish independence to Reporting Kurdistan

Commentary by Derek Bateman I was interviewed by Kurdish television about Scottish independence (they’re not exactly disinterested in the subject themselves) and found myself articulating...

The news hidden in plain sight, and why Liam Fox sets...

Russell Bruce probes some of the murky history of Theresa May's "international trade secretary", right wing Tory figure Dr Liam Fox. Finally after much pushing,...

Independence will only happen if we’re prepared to break some rules

Commentary by Christopher Silver It should come as no surprise that the UK Government has all but ruled out granting the Scottish Parliament the ability...

Falling in love with songs that embrace break-ups and breakdowns

Cee Smith reviews CRASH, the new album from Scottish duo The Miss's. January is a difficult time for everyone. Winter begins properly here. After all...