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Politicians, the media and a nurse’s attack on pay during TV...

Commentary by Derek Bateman She was called Diana Gould and came from Cirencester in Gloucestershire, a middle aged, middle class lady from the shires. She...

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...

Why #GE17 will be known as the anti-politics election

Commentary by Christopher Silver With mandate fatigue paralysing the body politic, it’s little wonder that many are approaching the coming election with reluctance, dread, and...

Scotland free or a wilderness? Brexit’s not so implicit threat to...

Professor Douglas MacMillan fears for the future of traditional Scottish hill farming if Brexit goes ahead The Brexit button has been pressed. As the UK...

One nation Scottish Toryism supplanted by the cold stridency of Ruth...

Commentary by Derek Bateman What went wrong with the Tories? There was a time when it was respectable, normal even, to regard the Conservatives as...

Why the Tories will talk about anything but realities of Brexit

Commentary by Russell Bruce We have council elections next week and the Tories want to make these about saying no to a second referendum. Sometimes the...

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...

It’s time to move to Def Con 1 on Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman I want to make clear that I am not deviating from any prescribed path towards self-government. On the contrary, even a...

May’s meaningless rhetoric as she launches bid to crush opposition

Commentary by Russell Bruce With polls showing the Tories have a 21 per cent lead in the UK, Theresa May decides the time is right...

Democracy carpet-bagged live on TV, millions of witnesses

Commentary by Derek Bateman Well, this changes everything. We’re now staring at the carpet-bagging of democracy as a Prime Minister who said Now is not...