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The fate of Scotland amidst Brexit and the death throes of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman A foundation stone of the Better Together case was the integrity of the UK. In other words, the political and constitutional...

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...

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...

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...

The call to ‘Fraxit’ and six stress tests the fracking industry...

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a definitive study this week concluding that hydraulic fracturing can impact drinking water at each stage in the shale gas production process....

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...

Promising the past: why Corbyn needs a new policy on Europe

Analysis by Christopher Silver At a certain point, Brexit will have to be implemented. However, its unprecedented nature makes any clear reckoning of the outcome impossible. Brexit...

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...

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...

Continuity in Crisis: Lessons From #GE2017

Commentary by Christopher Silver It is risky to attempt to predict where the Great British Crisis will lead us all next. No one can be more...