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Tag: Derek Bateman

One nation Scottish Toryism supplanted by the cold stridency of Ruth...

Commentary by Derek Bateman What went wrong with the Tories? There was a time when it was respectable, normal even, to regard the Conservatives as...

Time to face up to Unionists’ palpitating fear of Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a Tory surge…they’re going to have more MPs…hunners and hunners o’ them…The bonfires are being lit on the hilltops and...

Podcast: An election, cor blimey and luv a duck

Cor blimey, turn your back for an instant and before you know it that Theresa May's gone and called an election! What's that all...

It’s time to move to Def Con 1 on Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman I want to make clear that I am not deviating from any prescribed path towards self-government. On the contrary, even a...

Democracy carpet-bagged live on TV, millions of witnesses

Commentary by Derek Bateman Well, this changes everything. We’re now staring at the carpet-bagging of democracy as a Prime Minister who said Now is not...

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...