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Tag: Alex Salmond

Podcast: What next for Scottish politics?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Steven Purcell! Here at Newsnet Studios we have been waiting Steven's arrival for some...

Zulu! Time for new Empire job, heading up Africa Desk

Commentary by Derek Bateman Much activity at Castle Bateman including a visit by a friend from Oxford who didn’t mind staying with an anti English...

What kind of mandate has ‘Scottish Secretary’ who was only candidate...

Commentary by Derek Bateman I caught part of the STV programme Scotland Tonight, celebrating its fifth year on the air, as it  assessed the success of...

The fate of Scotland amidst Brexit and the death throes of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman A foundation stone of the Better Together case was the integrity of the UK. In other words, the political and constitutional...

The tale of the Great Orm of Balmedie and the blowhard...

Sightings - and soundings - of the Great Orm of Balmedie are being reported increasingly, and especially amidst the sound of a terrible storm brewing...

SNP conference: Land reform and fracking underline the need for healthy...

Hugh Kerr reflects on the SNP conference at Aberdeen Last week I alerted readers that there might be trouble at the SNP conference, but that the leadership...

Migrants, ‘jokes’ and tweets – the language distortions of broadcast news

By G.A.Ponsonby I once read a hilarious book, ‘The Meaning Of Liff’, written by the late Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.  It was a spoof...

Nick Robinson’s trash talk is evidence of a BBC in trouble

Commentary by G.A.Ponsonby Tonight will see First Minister Nicola Sturgeon give a speech to TV bosses at the Edinburgh international television festival. High on the list...

SNP must resist temptation and stick to House of Lords’ boycott

Commentary by Derek Bateman Iain Macwhirter has been up to his old tricks – applying logic to politics. This will never do. What where might that...

What would really happen in a Labour / SNP coalition?

Alex Bell reflects on the implications of a Lab/SNP pact The idea that Alex Salmond would sit round the UK Cabinet table in the event...