New republics, old monsters: Catalonia and Europe hang in the balance 

Commentary by Christopher Silver In an age when borders are supposed to be fading, most people remain stubbornly fond of the ideal of the nation....

Podcast: Life as a nationalist MP in the Commons

Last June was an unusually nervous time for the SNP. Riding high in successive post-referendum elections, suddenly majorities were shaky and canvassers were finding...

The sterile poverty of the ‘These Islands’ case for no change

Commentary by Derek Bateman Who shot JFK? It may be one of the enduring mysteries but at least there are theories as to the culprit....

Podcast: Brexit, Scottish Labour and this week’s meaning of life

  The popular Newsnet podcast is back! Apologies, but a spam attack led to unforeseen problems, which resulted in a "lost week" for the podcast. Now...

Meanwhile in Scotland: independence is a long game that can’t wait. 

Commentary by Christopher Silver Party conferences are strange beasts. At a time when politics is hobbled by a constant need to respond to the surreal...

Time for the First Minister to stop turning the other cheek...

Iain S Bruce challenges Nicola Sturgeon to use her party conference, which opens today in Glasgow, to relaunch the independence campaign and refuse to...

Podcast: Scottish Labour and its limited options

  It has been a funny old week for the Labour Party in Scotland. While the UK wonders if it might actually elect Jeremy Corbyn...

This article is about depression: don’t look away, read it

Lindsay Bruce hopes to raise funds by selling T-shirts he has made to help a young woman living in Scotland, who has faced major...

Corbyn shuns Brexit realities and surfs a wave of Labour hubris

Commentary by Derek Bateman Ah, consensus. What is the deep satisfaction that comes from working harmoniously with others but the balm of humanity itself? Brothers...

Podcast: How do we learn to sing a new song for...

As Theresa May prepared her latest Brexit speech in the bizarrely chosen venue of Florence, Newsnet took time to record a fresh analysis of...