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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...

Brexit-inspired crisis may demand a break from ‘normal’ politics

Commentary: Derek Bateman The time is coming when normal politics may have to be put on hold in the national interest. Yes, just like wartime....

Unfolding Brexit tragedy is a new low in post-war mismanagement

Commentary by Derek Bateman Sorry not to join the general lament but I return from a few weeks in France* with renewed optimism about independence. The...

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...

To look beyond Brexit, we have to liberate Scotland’s creativity

Commentary by Christopher Silver This weekend, cinemagoers across the U.K and all over the planet will head out in droves to see Christopher Nolan's much...

The SNP has a cause: it’s time that we heard it...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Haven’t written for a while – I’ve been doing the day job. I’ve also been preparing to go on holiday and...

A renewed search for Yes amidst the debris of Brexit

Commentary by Christopher Silver On the morning of June 24 last year, when the UK decided to leave the European Union, there was little comfort...

The Barnett bypass won’t survive Tory deflection and abuse of UK...

Commentary by Derek Bateman The Barnett Bypass is the worst example I recall of what is an accepted funding formula being exploited unfairly for raw...

Dead lady stumbling, the Colonel in fatigues and Borders warfare

Commentary by Russell Bruce One thing is clear from the general election outcome – May cannot survive as Prime Minister for long. The questions are...

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...