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Tag: Derek Bateman

The young will see UK crumble in slow burning but irreversible...

As we mark the first anniversary of Scotland's extraordinary referendum, Derek Bateman reflects on the 12 months that followed and what they mean for...

The Establishment pottiness of PMQs, reform or no reform

Commentary by Derek Bateman My first response is Who Cares? PMQs? Haud me back…a platform for the bully boys and bigots to bawl at each...

New Labour is finally no more, spun to its grave at...

Derek Bateman kicks some dust over the grave of New Labour The real failure of Labour wasn’t Blair, it was marketing. If they had known how...

A Corbyn-led Labour may still have a long wait for success...

Derek Bateman considers the implications of a Corbyn leadership for Labour and Scotland If you didn’t know who it was, you’d still think the man...

Politicians, hand-wringing, failed legislation and the future of Death

Commentary by Derek Bateman If there’s one piece of moral hypocrisy politicians are good at, it’s death. Or at least avoiding death…avoiding coming anywhere near...

Moral crime and the Wicker Man that is Scotland’s former Secretary...

Commentary by Derek Bateman On the day the recorded crime figures come out (down to 1974 levels – damn that single police force) it is...

A chance for Scotland to save the UK from itself on...

Derek Bateman reflects on the refugee crisis and its implications for Scotland, the UK and Europe You may say that the Scotland football team is...

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...