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Tag: GE2017

Continuity in Crisis: Lessons From #GE2017

Commentary by Christopher Silver It is risky to attempt to predict where the Great British Crisis will lead us all next. No one can be more...

The after-party hangover and that terrible feeling of regret

Commentary by Carolyn McCole For Teresa May, this must feel like the morning after a bad party. Going in with the expectation of making more...

The yawning chasms within British Conservatism over its DUP love-in

Commentary by Russell Bruce The people have spoken, the bastards So said Dick Tuck in his concession speech following his loss in the 1966 California State...

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...

Cuddis election special 2: Why can’t Tories just leave me alone?

Citizen Caddis concludes his one-man election mission to explain For the second time this month, our postie violated the airspace of my lobby by poking yet...

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...

The Cold Reading: An election story by Citizen Cuddis

A decidedly hingin’ luggit Wullie Rennie addresses the threadbare remnants of his party. No loaves or fishes will be required to feed this mini-multitude...

Election may turn on the extraordinary weaknesses of ‘strong and stable’...

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a week since the slaughter of the innocents at the Manchester Arena and the single image I can’t get out...

How the Tories gamed devolution and why we can’t let them...

Commentary by Christopher Silver In 2007 I overheard a conversation in an Edinburgh pub on the politics of devolution. This was, as I recall, an...

Podcast: Onward march of simplistic election politics

Halfway through the general election campaign, the various party manifestos slipping into the public consciousness, and the opinion polls remain largely unchanged. Is the...