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Tag: Christopher Silver

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...

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...