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Challenging the ‘delusion’ of cheap, safe shale gas extraction

Will Scotland end up in the (fracking) pocket of Donald Trump and Theresa May? In the latest of our running series of articles covering...

Memogate: Let the LibDems’ main man swing in the breeze

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s time to leave Alistair Carmichael alone or, to put it another way, let him swing in the breeze. The hot...

Scotland your Scotland

by Alec Ross "The vanity of each generation", writes the brilliant Andrew O' Hagan in his essay 'Scotland Your Scotland', "is to believe that we...

Open letter to thon quine in Lundun

Commentary By Russell Bruce Dear Quine, Speeches are funny things and it is easy to get things wrong - just as I am not sure how...

Reporting Distortion?

By Derek Bateman I’ve never believed the media lost us the 2014 referendum. That’s deflection and avoidance of responsibility. But they played their part. And...

First Minister Sturgeon on the media and the future of the...

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on the future of the BBC tonight. Before turning to the BBC, she...

Questions for the BBC and the agenda behind its “immigration poll”

By G.A. Ponsonby This week I completed the eleventh chapter in my forthcoming book ‘London Calling: How the BBC stole the Referendum’. The chapter’s working title...

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...

Like or loathe them, Scotland still needs Labour – for now

As part of Newsnet.scot's examination of Labour's current options - including commentary articles and a  podcast discussion with Scottish 'Corbynista' Rhea Wolfson, commentator Bernard Thompson...

Brexit and the corrosive force that is British unionist intransigence

Commentary by Derek Bateman I do wish you Scottish Nationalists would learn to accept the result of a referendum. You’ve lost twice now. So what’s...