Friday, September 22, 2017
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Theresa, the DUP, and the pipsqueak ‘representing’ Scotland in Cabinet

Commentary by Derek Bateman What is a Secretary of State for? Scotland’s was abolished in 1746 when naughty highlanders attempted some pre-emptive devolution but was...

The Blame Game / Confusion Theory and our own culpability

Commentary by Carolyn McCole Apparently it was a “General Election”. This is the third act twist which nobody saw coming. Some people thought it was a re-run...

Tales of two cities: Can Scotland’s anti-Tory majority be mobilised?

Commentary by Christopher Silver Sometimes events on the ground throw mainstream politics into flux. If you’re sceptical of such an assertion it is worth nothing...

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...

The after-party hangover and that terrible feeling of regret

Commentary by Carolyn McCole For Teresa May, this must feel like the morning after a bad party. Going in with the expectation of making more...

The yawning chasms within British Conservatism over its DUP love-in

Commentary by Russell Bruce The people have spoken, the bastards So said Dick Tuck in his concession speech following his loss in the 1966 California State...

Friday morning blues and the shameless revision of politicians

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s over but who won? Not Theresa and the Tories – they had the setback of all time. Not Labour, they...

Forward to a Britain led by a scarecrow that’s afraid of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If people didn’t understand the EU referendum, is there a chance they compound the problem by misunderstanding this election? We never got...

Election may turn on the extraordinary weaknesses of ‘strong and stable’...

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a week since the slaughter of the innocents at the Manchester Arena and the single image I can’t get out...

How the Tories gamed devolution and why we can’t let them...

Commentary by Christopher Silver In 2007 I overheard a conversation in an Edinburgh pub on the politics of devolution. This was, as I recall, an...