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Tag: Derek Bateman

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...

Scottish Labour contender: we need a whole new dialogue

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Scottish Labour leadership contender Ken Macintosh MSP has told Newsnet that his party needs to build a whole new dialogue with...

Spicy Scottish politics and the Left view from Red Pepper

Leading Left thinker, academic and magazine editor Hilary Wainwright delivered the keynote address at the weekend launch of CommonSpace in Glasgow, and took time...

In politics, you have to believe in something… don’t you ?

Commentary by Derek Bateman There’s been some soul-searching on difficult issues lately resulting in deep-thinking articles and essays across the media, some of them excellent...

Scotland’s ‘alternative media’ has a long way to go if it...

G.A. Ponsonby, a founder and former editor of Newsnet.scot, presents a personal view on where Scotland's 'alternative media' should go next... It’s a term that...

Newsnet Radio: So what’s it like to be one of the...

So what's it like to be one of the SNP's new intake amongst the party's 56 Westminster MPs? Derek Bateman gets into conversation with Patrick...

Cross party co-operation requires politicians with imagination

Commentary by Derek Bateman It was 1988 I reckon when I headed into North Lanarkshire with a BBC film crew to speak to the new...

Making sense of election results and what they mean for Scotland...

Scottish politics is at risk of becoming bogged down in a UK debate about the constitution, federalism, and varying levels of devolution, a leading...

Orange festival is no threat to forward-looking Scotland

Commentary by Derek Bateman Sometime in the nineties I was asked by Sky News to spend the day in Larkhall filming. It was July 12th. I...