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Tag: Derek Bateman

Election campaign analysis from two leading writers

Two top writers from different disciplines joined Derek Bateman this week to ponder the election campaign and whether the polls are really telling the...

Salmond Pt 3: Devo Max, The Vow (and the black black...

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Alex Salmond relates the tussle with the Unionist parties over the question of a "Devo Max" option on the referendum ballot...

Salmond: Labour’s paying the price for missing the trick on Devo...

by a Newsnet.scot Reporter Alex Salmond believes Labour and Tories made massive mistakes by ignoring the "Devo Max" referendum option when it was being negotiated...

The world according to Derek and Clive, or ‘Kevin’ as he...

Leading Scottish political columnist Kevin McKenna is to join Newsnet.scot as a regular contributor in the run-up to the UK General Election. Kevin made one...

Does this Labour aircraft have a steady pilot and reliable crew?

Commentary by Derek Bateman I have a friend who’s an airline captain and trains other pilots. He says it isn’t the technical side of flying...

Video: Billy Kay, cultural polymath and all-round good guy

Billy Kay visited Newsnet's studio to discuss life, history, Scots in Russia and our long-held fondness for claret, captured here on video to complement...

Without perspective, all information is worthless

Derek Bateman: Scunnered after a week of political niggling Two aspects of our debate today which are connected and leave me scunnered. First, read this reply...

How Yes couldn’t cope with the Better Together spin campaign

Book review: Derek Bateman Near the start of the referendum campaign I contacted a Scottish publisher to suggest a book on its progress with insider...
Ex ambassador Craig Murray

Episode 26: A shocking tale of torture and indifference

Lifelong diplomat Craig Murray had a career-ending experience as "Our Man in Tashkent" when he reported widespread use of torture and other malpractice by...