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Tag: Derek Bateman

The Green case at Holyrood and 18th century Scots in Poland

Scottish Green activist Zara Kitson has entered the battle to enter the Scottish Parliament as a list MSP next May. Zara wants her party to...

One man’s protest is another’s Putinesque intimidation programme

Derek Bateman responds to the Nick Robinson furore, as the BBC's outgoing political editor chose his appearance at Edinburgh Book Festival to condemn the...

Purcell reflects on Corbyn, Labour and what it might mean for...

Former leading Labour figure Steven Purcell believes the surge of Jeremy Corbyn MP towards the leadership of the UK Labour Party represents public frustration...

Can Corbyn de-toxify the Labour brand in modern Scotland ?

Commentary by Derek Bateman I’ve got Corbynitis from the bug that’s been sweeping the country and I’m getting inoculated with a Sturgeon serum. It doesn’t...

Commentary: ‘Let us hasten demise of Scottish Labour’

Commentary: Earlier this week Derek Bateman gave a qualified welcome to the arrival of Kezia Dugdale as Scottish Labour leader. Here G.A. Ponsonby provides...

Dugdale wins Scottish post, just as Corbyn moves the goalposts

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Edinburgh MSP Kezia Dugdale won an expected sweeping victory as the latest leader of Scottish Labour, just as "Corbynmania" threatens to...

Corbyn frenzy reduces Scottish leadership to a tartan sideshow

As Scottish Labour prepares to announce its new leader and deputy this weekend, Derek Bateman assesses the state of play for the party in...

Billy Kay: Broadcaster with a firm commitment to ‘the cause’

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Top Scots broadcaster and social historian Billy Kay is to re-visit the referendum in an updated version of his radio documentary...

SNP must resist temptation and stick to House of Lords’ boycott

Commentary by Derek Bateman Iain Macwhirter has been up to his old tricks – applying logic to politics. This will never do. What where might that...

Chris Silver: The case for addressing Scotland’s ‘media deficit’

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Scottish political blogger Chris Silver has launched a podcast series discussing the case for addressing what he describes as "Scotland's media...