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What would really happen in a Labour / SNP coalition?

Alex Bell reflects on the implications of a Lab/SNP pact The idea that Alex Salmond would sit round the UK Cabinet table in the event...

The weird pro-Union election consensus gathering against the SNP

Commentary by Derek Bateman Something strange has happened in Scotland. A transformation of sorts has overturned completely the accepted basis of our politics. Broadly, it went...

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...

Stop debating Indyref2 timing: Unionists are campaigning already

Commentary by G.A.Ponsonby I watched the third instalment of the Altered State documentary this week.  It covers last year’s referendum, its aftermath and whether independence...

Sweet success means Scotland will never be the same again

Commentary by Derek Bateman Mhairi Black will know how this feels…you wake up with a mouthful of sand, the Orange Order big drum is pounding,...

New Labour is finally no more, spun to its grave at...

Derek Bateman kicks some dust over the grave of New Labour The real failure of Labour wasn’t Blair, it was marketing. If they had known how...

Confused? You will be as you work out who’s going where...

Commentary by Bernard Thompson I don't expect this to be easy but – bear with me – some background noise might help. Nicola doesn't like Boris, Nigel, David...

Glasgow Labour’s spending cuts: A big boy did it and ran...

Glasgow Labour are fond of blaming the Scottish Government for cuts to the city's budget, when the real story is quite different, says Susan...

These are dangerous times in a campaign heading the wrong way

Commentary by Derek Bateman A few weeks is hardly enough time to debate the huge implications of the European Union, let alone explain how the...

Newsnet’s Nostradamus takes a look at Scottish politics, 2017 style

In the spirit of New Year, regular commentator Bernard Thompson touts his expertise to the Scottish opposition for 2017 The weak are a long time...