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Tag: Derek Bateman

BBC Scotland channel: the nationalist case for optimism… almost

Commentary by Derek Bateman I’ve just been interviewed by BBC Scotland for their new digital channel. ‘So, Derek. What do you think of our plans for...

Podcast: Populist politics and the media. Discuss.

Sometimes on Newsnet Radio we use our weekend podcasts to reflect on political events near and far, using that landscape to compare and contrast...

Podcast: Patrick Grady MP on that Brexit ‘debate’

Well, if Scotland was under any illusions about its place in the "Mother of Parliaments", they were shattered during the past week's bizarre days...

The task of explaining Scottish independence to Reporting Kurdistan

Commentary by Derek Bateman I was interviewed by Kurdish television about Scottish independence (they’re not exactly disinterested in the subject themselves) and found myself articulating...

The grotesque failings of a Prime Minister in thrall to uncivilised...

Derek Bateman reflects on a few implications of Trump's Muslim ban. The inhuman fiasco at American airports and the failure of a British Prime Minister to...

Podcast: All the legal niceties of the rough-house

Never mind the bollocks, here come the Supreme Court judges. Whatever your views on the Scottish constitution, you at least know now that our shiny...

British position on political powers amounts to nauseating mendacity

Derek Bateman follows up on this week's Supreme Court ruling that devolution doesn't amount to much, legally speaking. Sometimes there’s only so much you can...

Referendum that left Scotland’s fate in the hands of Westminster

Commentary by Derek Bateman What did you think you were voting for? In September 2014 the question on the ballot may have said independence, but...

Podcast: What can you see by the dawn’s early light?

So what can you see by the dawn's early light? As Washington plays host to the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States,...

What stories do Scots tell about our history, and our very...

Derek Bateman examines the way Scottish culture has been marginalised  Not so many years ago opponents used to laugh at Scottish Nationalism as an echo...