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Tag: Christopher Silver

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...

Triumphalist Tories leading the deluded island towards isolation and failure

Newsnet commentator Christopher Silver considers the real implications of Brexit as articulated by Theresa May and other leading Tories in Birmingham this week. Across the...

Back to the future for Theresa May and old-school English Tory...

Christopher Silver reflects on Tory plans to re-introduce grammar schools in England The political obsessions of a country are often highly revealing. At moments of...

Journalism or churnalism? Daisley affair symbolises Scottish media decline

Investigative journalism still exists in Scotland, but the squeeze on media makes it harder to find. The last few days have witnessed a heated...

Scottish Six: What does it all mean for Scotland to have...

In the first of a two-part series, Christopher Silver discusses the implications of the Scottish Six which the BBC is considering as a solution...

Podcast: The media in Scotland, where’s it going and what next?

Where next for the Scottish media? And what exactly is it anyway? We invited a group of people from the industry into the studio...

Alas poor country: Brexit and the Break up of Britain

Commentary by Christopher Silver Britain, we are told, doesn’t go in for revolutions. The urge to completely overturn the established order is said to be foreign....