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Tag: Bernard Thompson

Newsnet’s Nostradamus takes a look at Scottish politics, 2017 style

In the spirit of New Year, regular commentator Bernard Thompson touts his expertise to the Scottish opposition for 2017 The weak are a long time...

“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...

Russia, China, and the military implications of another Clinton in the...

The focus has all been on a Trump presidency, but the prospect of Hillary Clinton ascending to the Oval Office, vacated 16 years ago...

Time to re-appraise Scotland’s relationship with Ireland and the Irish

Amid all the Brexit inspired talk about identity - British, Scottish, European, regular commentator Bernard Thompson reflects on the Irish experience in Scotland, and...

How ‘right to buy’ created Thatcherites in more ways than one

Bernard Thompson with a salutary tale about one under-reported impact of Thatcher's right-to-buy and its impact on all of us Allow me to tell you...

Whatever happens to Labour, is bell tolling for the Dugdale leadership?

Commentary by Bernard Thompson Perhaps Labour really does need a new leader – in Scotland The leadership contests in the Labour and Conservative parties have been...

Media: Can we shape a Scottish public access model that works...

Commentary by Bernard Thompson I have to confess that I didn't watch the BBC debate on Scotland's future on Monday. Somehow, the chance to be enlightened...

Britain’s ruling class: Meet the new boss, same as the old...

Commentary by Bernard Thompson “Politicians want to make a difference. They want to put something back. They care about the life of their community and...

Time for Jim Sillars to enter a period of ‘quiet reflection’...

Bernard Thompson suggests the grand old man of Scottish oppositionism keeps his counsel for now I've never met Jim Sillars but I have more than a...

Confused? You will be as you work out who’s going where...

Commentary by Bernard Thompson I don't expect this to be easy but – bear with me – some background noise might help. Nicola doesn't like Boris, Nigel, David...