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Tag: Derek Bateman

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...

Podcast: Spring has sprung, the grass is ris…

We wonder where the birdies is... Climate change, renewables and the need to keep the lights on... the dawn chorus is starting earlier and it's...

Who’s kidding who on two way trade with England?

Derek Bateman goes in search of facts on Scotland's supposed trade deficit with England and what might happen in the event of independence. Disclaimer. I’m pretty...

Podcast: Setting the record straight on Scottish economy?

Independence means you'll be poor, says Radio 4 Today presenter John Humphrys. We'll stop writing you cheques, says The Telegraph... Two bizarre establishment responses...

As SNP and Tories slug it out, Labour slides towards greater...

As the SNP spring conference opens in Aberdeen, having taken on the Brexit-bound UK government, Derek Bateman examines the position of the once-dominant Labour Party...

Finally the cards are played in the first round of a...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Let’s admit at the outset that Theresa May is right. She doesn’t have an option except to block a referendum during the Brexit two-year...

Indyref2 call betrays Downing Street mis-reading of SNP Brexit stance as...

Commentary: Derek Bateman reacts to Nicola Sturgeon's confirmation that she will press for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Poor Theresa sure misjudged this one....

Podcast: Making sense of all the madness…

Was this the week we all realised that things might change and never be the same again? Philip Hammond doesn't care about the self-employed. Theresa...