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Brexit: Just 50 negotiating days left before Christmas…

Commentary by Russell Bruce As the stour swirls from 215 non negotiating days since Article 50 was triggered on 29th March, the state of the...

New republics, old monsters: Catalonia and Europe hang in the balance 

Commentary by Christopher Silver In an age when borders are supposed to be fading, most people remain stubbornly fond of the ideal of the nation....

The sterile poverty of the ‘These Islands’ case for no change

Commentary by Derek Bateman Who shot JFK? It may be one of the enduring mysteries but at least there are theories as to the culprit....

Meanwhile in Scotland: independence is a long game that can’t wait. 

Commentary by Christopher Silver Party conferences are strange beasts. At a time when politics is hobbled by a constant need to respond to the surreal...

“So the Commies are fighting the Muslims?” Not quite, Mister President

Commentary by Derek Bateman Earthquakes in Mexico, a fusillade of hurricanes in the Caribbean, the unstoppable warming of the Earth, a Dr Strangelove President threatening...

Three years after #indyref, time to move beyond the divide

Three years ago tonight, Scotland held its breath after the polls closed on that historical independence referendum. Christopher Silver reflects on what happened that...

Would you like the chilli or bleach gravy with your chicken?

Commentary by Russell Bruce Chicken Licken had a vision that the sky was going to fall down. Inhabitants of the Southern US might well think...

Dugdale retains her sense of who she is, but does her...

Commentary by Christopher Silver On balance, Kezia Dugdale was the most capable leader of Scottish Labour since Donald Dewar. That might seem like a molehill...

Monuments tell us about ourselves as well as the past we...

In Charlottesville or Charlotte Square: history is a nightmare that has to be confronted, says Christopher Silver. Recent events in the United States have provoked...

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...