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Tag: Derek Bateman

Podcast: The fine lines between success and failure

Andrew Tickell enjoys studying failure. The law lecturer, political blogger and media commentator kicked off this theme as part of a conversation about our...

Podcast: Tory Brexit election and what it means for Scotland

It's hard to run a weekly political podcast and ignore the fact that Scotland has two elections to undergo over the coming weeks. Scottish council...

One nation Scottish Toryism supplanted by the cold stridency of Ruth...

Commentary by Derek Bateman What went wrong with the Tories? There was a time when it was respectable, normal even, to regard the Conservatives as...

Time to face up to Unionists’ palpitating fear of Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a Tory surge…they’re going to have more MPs…hunners and hunners o’ them…The bonfires are being lit on the hilltops and...

Podcast: An election, cor blimey and luv a duck

Cor blimey, turn your back for an instant and before you know it that Theresa May's gone and called an election! What's that all...

It’s time to move to Def Con 1 on Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman I want to make clear that I am not deviating from any prescribed path towards self-government. On the contrary, even a...

Democracy carpet-bagged live on TV, millions of witnesses

Commentary by Derek Bateman Well, this changes everything. We’re now staring at the carpet-bagging of democracy as a Prime Minister who said Now is not...

Podcast: Our media and the shifting sands of foreign affairs

We are living in an unpredictable world, with wars in the Middle East, turmoil in Europe, and the Trump ascendancy in the United States....

Podcast: Reflections on a week of gestures and symbols

It has been a strange week of gestures and symbols. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon met in Glasgow, agreeing to disagree, before the Scottish...

Brexit plays out as bawdy farce. Well a farce anyway…

Hello Little Englanders. With a stroke of her (Montblanc) pen, that nice Mrs May has sent us back to the 1970s. Inspired, Derek Bateman...