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Sturgeon spending plan backed by leading London think tank director

By Russell Bruce Jonathan Portes, Director of the UK think-tank the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), has backed the credibility of First...

Time for Jim Sillars to enter a period of ‘quiet reflection’...

Bernard Thompson suggests the grand old man of Scottish oppositionism keeps his counsel for now I've never met Jim Sillars but I have more than a...

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...

“The best is yet to come”, says Sturgeon

  By Nicola Sturgeon MSP These are good days in which to become First Minister and leader of the SNP. When Alex Salmond became leader in...

Caution the by-word as conservative Scotland shuns radical thought

Post-election analysis by Christopher Silver When Hugh MacDiarmid contested Alec Douglas-Home’s Kinross and Western Perthshire seat for the Communist Party in 1964, he achieved a...

Lamont quits, let us bid farewell

  Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Labour Party in Scotland after a lacklustre referendum campaign and amid claims of...

Syriza fights for dignity and against austerity, let’s salute them

Commentary by Derek Bateman They are the Far Left, according to the British media, for whom anyone with a belief in a fair society is...

Why is Labour so far behind in the old nags’ race...

Commentary by Derek Bateman The Tories are a dozen seats ahead or they’re a handful behind Labour; the polling percentages are neck and neck and...

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...

Time to re-appraise Scotland’s relationship with Ireland and the Irish

Amid all the Brexit inspired talk about identity - British, Scottish, European, regular commentator Bernard Thompson reflects on the Irish experience in Scotland, and...