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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...

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:...

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...

The grotesque failings of a Prime Minister in thrall to uncivilised...

Derek Bateman reflects on a few implications of Trump's Muslim ban. The inhuman fiasco at American airports and the failure of a British Prime Minister to...

British position on political powers amounts to nauseating mendacity

Derek Bateman follows up on this week's Supreme Court ruling that devolution doesn't amount to much, legally speaking. Sometimes there’s only so much you can...

Referendum that left Scotland’s fate in the hands of Westminster

Commentary by Derek Bateman What did you think you were voting for? In September 2014 the question on the ballot may have said independence, but...

The new leader of the ‘free world’, ready to offend and...

On the eve of Donald Trump's once-unlikely inauguration at the 45th President of the United States, Christopher Silver reflects on our obsession with the man who just...