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Tag: Derek Bateman

The new Leaderene faces a Britain that crumbles while she plays...

Commentary by Derek Bateman I imagine the Leader sweeping into the room, mouth in a tight smile, eyes glinting within intent. She is flanked by...

Zulu! Time for new Empire job, heading up Africa Desk

Commentary by Derek Bateman Much activity at Castle Bateman including a visit by a friend from Oxford who didn’t mind staying with an anti English...

Podcast: In British politics, the chaos plays on

So, two English by-elections. Labour lose a safe seat to the Tories but fight off UKIP to retain another one. Jeremy Corbyn lives to fight...

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...