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Podcast: Tory Brexit election and what it means for Scotland

It's hard to run a weekly political podcast and ignore the fact that Scotland has two elections to undergo over the coming weeks. Scottish council...

Election special: A Guide to those Scottish Tory mail-shots

Newsnet exclusive: Chief Reporter Citizen Cuddis has produced this special election guide Despite efforts to talk him out of it, and when those failed, to...

One nation Scottish Toryism supplanted by the cold stridency of Ruth...

Commentary by Derek Bateman What went wrong with the Tories? There was a time when it was respectable, normal even, to regard the Conservatives as...

Why the Tories will talk about anything but realities of Brexit

Commentary by Russell Bruce We have council elections next week and the Tories want to make these about saying no to a second referendum. Sometimes the...

Time to face up to Unionists’ palpitating fear of Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a Tory surge…they’re going to have more MPs…hunners and hunners o’ them…The bonfires are being lit on the hilltops and...

Podcast: An election, cor blimey and luv a duck

Cor blimey, turn your back for an instant and before you know it that Theresa May's gone and called an election! What's that all...

It’s time to move to Def Con 1 on Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman I want to make clear that I am not deviating from any prescribed path towards self-government. On the contrary, even a...

Democracy carpet-bagged live on TV, millions of witnesses

Commentary by Derek Bateman Well, this changes everything. We’re now staring at the carpet-bagging of democracy as a Prime Minister who said Now is not...

Podcast: Our media and the shifting sands of foreign affairs

We are living in an unpredictable world, with wars in the Middle East, turmoil in Europe, and the Trump ascendancy in the United States....

Martin McGuinness: Different perspectives of his life, revealed in death

The death of former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness sparked conflicting responses from political observers and the media, mainly because of his...