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Tag: Derek Bateman

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...

PODCAST NEWS: The Prof, the news and BBC Reporting Scotland

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter The BBC's Reporting Scotland was hailed as TV news programme of the year for 2014 by the Royal Television Society this...

Scottish Labour must break away and possibly change its name, says...

Exclusive by a Newsnet.scot Reporter Steven Purcell, former leading light of Scottish Labour, believes his party must undertake a completely separate operation if it is...

Memogate: Let the LibDems’ main man swing in the breeze

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s time to leave Alistair Carmichael alone or, to put it another way, let him swing in the breeze. The hot...

Dodgy geezers working to milk the rest of us for money

Commentary by Derek Bateman Some dodgy geezers get together and meticulously plan a daring heist which will make them fabulously wealthy by plundering the riches...

Election fall-out: where next for the tartan commentariat ?

Commentary by Derek Bateman As if the near obliteration of Labour, Lib Dem and Tory parties wasn’t enough, we should remember the other big losers...

Podcast: Top Scots playwright Peter Arnott on Scottish politics today

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Leading Scottish playwright Peter Arnott arrived in the Newsnet Radio studio to help analyse the election outcome - one week on...

Sweet success means Scotland will never be the same again

Commentary by Derek Bateman Mhairi Black will know how this feels…you wake up with a mouthful of sand, the Orange Order big drum is pounding,...