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Podcast: Economics, democracy and the chattering classes

This week's podcast is a wide ranging discussion that starts with the theory of economic democracy and takes the listener into more blunt analysis...

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...

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...

Podcast: Onward march of simplistic election politics

Halfway through the general election campaign, the various party manifestos slipping into the public consciousness, and the opinion polls remain largely unchanged. Is the...

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...

Podcast: The new broom at Scotland’s biggest city council

Susan Aitken, the woman taking charge of Glasgow, arrived in the Newsnet studio to reflect on her first week at the helm of a...

We’re live, on the air with Mother Treeza’s little helper

This week, Newsnet’s oldest cub reporter, Citizen Cuddis, blows the lid off the realpolitik biscuit barrel to reveal a Jammy Dodger of scandal at...

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...

Podcast: The fine lines between success and failure

Andrew Tickell enjoys studying failure. The law lecturer, political blogger and media commentator kicked off this theme as part of a conversation about our...

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...