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The SNP has a cause: it’s time that we heard it...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Haven’t written for a while – I’ve been doing the day job. I’ve also been preparing to go on holiday and...

Shale gas and nuclear: The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK...

Today the first tanker load of US shale gas arrives at the INEOS plant in Grangemouth, as part of a massive investment by the chemicals...

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...

Cute SNP budget undermines Labour and Tory case for prosecution

Commentary by Derek Bateman The SNP ain’t half cute when it comes to strategy. Sure, you can argue they got the Brexit Means Indyref2 case...

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...

For 100 years we had the Irish Question – now it’s...

Commentary by Russell Bruce For a 100 years we had the Irish Question - now it’s the British Question The impasse over the Irish border between...

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...

Who’s kidding who on two way trade with England?

Derek Bateman goes in search of facts on Scotland's supposed trade deficit with England and what might happen in the event of independence. Disclaimer. I’m pretty...

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...

What kind of mandate has ‘Scottish Secretary’ who was only candidate...

Commentary by Derek Bateman I caught part of the STV programme Scotland Tonight, celebrating its fifth year on the air, as it  assessed the success of...