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Tag: Derek Bateman

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...

Podcast: Elliot Bulmer on the need for a Scots constitution

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon may be planning a "reset" on Scottish independence, but what does that mean for those who support the idea? Is...

The Barnett bypass won’t survive Tory deflection and abuse of UK...

Commentary by Derek Bateman The Barnett Bypass is the worst example I recall of what is an accepted funding formula being exploited unfairly for raw...

Theresa, the DUP, and the pipsqueak ‘representing’ Scotland in Cabinet

Commentary by Derek Bateman What is a Secretary of State for? Scotland’s was abolished in 1746 when naughty highlanders attempted some pre-emptive devolution but was...

Podcast: 1,2,3,4… we got the Brexit anniversary blues

Woke up this morning... a year on from the day Nigel declared to be "Britain's independence day!" (Cue cheers of lard faced gents in...

Podcast: Making sense of the electoral fall-out

A week on from the election that everyone won (and lost) and its implications are becoming clear. The UK is virtually leadership, the Tories...

Podcast: First reactions to Theresa May’s self inflicted poll

Well well well.... welcome to 1974 or thereabouts. A dithering Tory PM. Undue influence awarded to a belligerent set of Ulster Unionists. Europe. Where...

Friday morning blues and the shameless revision of politicians

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s over but who won? Not Theresa and the Tories – they had the setback of all time. Not Labour, they...

Forward to a Britain led by a scarecrow that’s afraid of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If people didn’t understand the EU referendum, is there a chance they compound the problem by misunderstanding this election? We never got...