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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...

A year on, May urged to be humble and listen to...

Report by Patience Magill A year into her calamitous Premiership, Theresa May has been urged by the Scottish National Party to put her warm words...

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...

Despatches from the European front line…Edinburgh

Russell Bruce brings you the European news you may have missed The European Union is 60, but perhaps you missed it. Meanwhile in other news… Understandably...

Who’s kidding who on two way trade with England?

Derek Bateman goes in search of facts on Scotland's supposed trade deficit with England and what might happen in the event of independence. Disclaimer. I’m pretty...

Sturgeon: Scotland at crossroads with opportunity to seize lasting change

On the eve of what may become a historical Scottish Parliamentary vote in favour of a new independence referendum, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chose...

As SNP and Tories slug it out, Labour slides towards greater...

As the SNP spring conference opens in Aberdeen, having taken on the Brexit-bound UK government, Derek Bateman examines the position of the once-dominant Labour Party...

PM May plans long cliff-top walk, then a brisk suicide jump

Russell Bruce presents his analysis of Theresa's May's much-vaunted speech on Europe, and asks what it really tells us about Tory Brexit strategy Lots of...

“Stupid white men” and the philosophical gymnastics of denigration

LETTER FROM PRAGUE Scottish journalist Bernard Thompson - currently teaching in the Czech Republic - takes the year-end to reflect on fake news, mainstream media, and...

Wind stops blowing in Scotland’s favour, thanks to incompetent Nats

When a cub reporter for Radio Shortbread’s four p.m Newsdrive programme misapplied the BBC’s quality control procedures, an unspun package believed to have been...