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Tag: Christopher Silver

New story should be told about independence in troubled times

Commentary by Christopher Silver Do you want to go on an adventure? Every story begins with a variation on this proposition. It offers an instinctive draw...

Scotland must move beyond Britain to understand its past

Commentary by Christopher Silver That many people can’t be bothered understanding Scottish nationalism is perhaps inevitable. Over the past decade the rise of the SNP...

Perils of British independence: what does residual unionism tell us about...

Commentary by Christopher Silver “The vote on 18 September could indeed be a moment of destiny, but not the one the separatists are praying for:...

Independence will only happen if we’re prepared to break some rules

Commentary by Christopher Silver It should come as no surprise that the UK Government has all but ruled out granting the Scottish Parliament the ability...

The new leader of the ‘free world’, ready to offend and...

On the eve of Donald Trump's once-unlikely inauguration at the 45th President of the United States, Christopher Silver reflects on our obsession with the man who just...

Can Scottish Labour find a way back from the brink in...

Commentary by Christopher Silver If 2016 was the year when Scottish Labour was damaged, probably beyond repair, 2017 could well be the year that sees...

Podcast: Should Scotland be thinking global, acting local?

World affairs are getting so scary, so baffling, that people are grasping for historical parallels. Is it the 1930s all over again? The cataclysmic...

In Trump’s new world, Scotland must speak for the stateless

Commentary by Christopher Silver Nigel Farage has already branded 2016 as a year of political revolution. Last week, the UKIP leader beamed, like a small boy...

Enemies of the people hover at the gateway to the promised...

  At the end of a vicious US Presidential election campaign Christopher Silver reflects on the implications of a Trump ascendancy, in the context of failed...

Europe solved the problem of Britain: only the SNP can save...

Commentary by Christopher Silver Sovereignty and borders — the great political themes of the current crisis, were a defining feature of both the SNP and...