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Meanwhile in Scotland: independence is a long game that can’t wait. 

Commentary by Christopher Silver Party conferences are strange beasts. At a time when politics is hobbled by a constant need to respond to the surreal...

“So the Commies are fighting the Muslims?” Not quite, Mister President

Commentary by Derek Bateman Earthquakes in Mexico, a fusillade of hurricanes in the Caribbean, the unstoppable warming of the Earth, a Dr Strangelove President threatening...

Three years after #indyref, time to move beyond the divide

Three years ago tonight, Scotland held its breath after the polls closed on that historical independence referendum. Christopher Silver reflects on what happened that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Responsibility, dignity, maturity – why angry movements persuade no-one

Commentator Christopher Silver takes a deep breath and discusses the recent spats within the Yes movement. “Was it too busy in standard?” is a legitimate enough question...

Brexit-inspired crisis may demand a break from ‘normal’ politics

Commentary: Derek Bateman The time is coming when normal politics may have to be put on hold in the national interest. Yes, just like wartime....

Unfolding Brexit tragedy is a new low in post-war mismanagement

Commentary by Derek Bateman Sorry not to join the general lament but I return from a few weeks in France* with renewed optimism about independence. The...