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...

Podcast: Tory Brexit election and what it means for Scotland

It's hard to run a weekly political podcast and ignore the fact that Scotland has two elections to undergo over the coming weeks. Scottish council...

Election special: A Guide to those Scottish Tory mail-shots

Newsnet exclusive: Chief Reporter Citizen Cuddis has produced this special election guide Despite efforts to talk him out of it, and when those failed, to...

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...