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Tag: Christopher Silver

Responsibility, dignity, maturity – why angry movements persuade no-one

Commentator Christopher Silver takes a deep breath and discusses the recent spats within the Yes movement. “Was it too busy in standard?” is a legitimate enough question...

Promising the past: why Corbyn needs a new policy on Europe

Analysis by Christopher Silver At a certain point, Brexit will have to be implemented. However, its unprecedented nature makes any clear reckoning of the outcome impossible. Brexit...

To look beyond Brexit, we have to liberate Scotland’s creativity

Commentary by Christopher Silver This weekend, cinemagoers across the U.K and all over the planet will head out in droves to see Christopher Nolan's much...

A renewed search for Yes amidst the debris of Brexit

Commentary by Christopher Silver On the morning of June 24 last year, when the UK decided to leave the European Union, there was little comfort...

Tales of two cities: Can Scotland’s anti-Tory majority be mobilised?

Commentary by Christopher Silver Sometimes events on the ground throw mainstream politics into flux. If you’re sceptical of such an assertion it is worth nothing...

Continuity in Crisis: Lessons From #GE2017

Commentary by Christopher Silver It is risky to attempt to predict where the Great British Crisis will lead us all next. No one can be more...

How the Tories gamed devolution and why we can’t let them...

Commentary by Christopher Silver In 2007 I overheard a conversation in an Edinburgh pub on the politics of devolution. This was, as I recall, an...

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...

Only mongrels here: independence and an open country

Commentary by Christopher Silver The saying of something remarkable in politics – the conjuring up of those rare phrases that ring more true with repetition...

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...