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Tag: Derek Bateman

“So the Commies are fighting the Muslims?” Not quite, Mister President

Commentary by Derek Bateman Earthquakes in Mexico, a fusillade of hurricanes in the Caribbean, the unstoppable warming of the Earth, a Dr Strangelove President threatening...

Podcast: Casting an eye over global affairs

  What is Scotland's place in the world? In the post-indyref, pre Brexit environment, can Scotland's voice be heard amidst the light and heat of...

Podcast: The great Labour / Tory / Brexit crisis, discussed

Another week in Scottish politics, another Scottish Labour upheaval with the abrupt resignation of erstwhile leader Kezia Dugdale. Another week in British politics came with...

Podcast: GERS and Scottish economic prospects

Yes, this week witnessed "GERSmas", the annual frenzy that accompanies the economic figures that mean all things to everyone as soon as they are...

Who is the basket case and where are the broad shoulders...

Commentary by Derek Bateman So GERS proves Scotland is a basket case – independence is over. No, wait. It proves the opposite – we need...

Podcast: What next for Scottish politics?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's Steven Purcell! Here at Newsnet Studios we have been waiting Steven's arrival for some...

Podcast: Where next for the independence movement?

What next for the Scottish independence movement? With support apparently stalled in the polls, indy still runs high in terms of public support --...

Brexit-inspired crisis may demand a break from ‘normal’ politics

Commentary: Derek Bateman The time is coming when normal politics may have to be put on hold in the national interest. Yes, just like wartime....

Unfolding Brexit tragedy is a new low in post-war mismanagement

Commentary by Derek Bateman Sorry not to join the general lament but I return from a few weeks in France* with renewed optimism about independence. The...

The SNP has a cause: it’s time that we heard it...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Haven’t written for a while – I’ve been doing the day job. I’ve also been preparing to go on holiday and...