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Tag: Gordon Brown

Perils of British independence: what does residual unionism tell us about...

Commentary by Christopher Silver “The vote on 18 September could indeed be a moment of destiny, but not the one the separatists are praying for:...

The fate of Scotland amidst Brexit and the death throes of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman A foundation stone of the Better Together case was the integrity of the UK. In other words, the political and constitutional...

The hubris of Gordon Brown on borrowing, and long-forecast perils of...

Commentary by Hugh Kerr The current crisis in Edinburgh's schools is only the tip of the iceberg caused by the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). The...

Labour won’t support Scottish opt-out if UK votes to leave European...

By a Newsnet reporter Scottish Labour will not back calls for a pro-EU Scotland to remain in the European Union if the rest of the...

New Labour is finally no more, spun to its grave at...

Derek Bateman kicks some dust over the grave of New Labour The real failure of Labour wasn’t Blair, it was marketing. If they had known how...

Broken ‘Vow’ means Sturgeon’s 2016 manifesto must pledge indyref2

Opinion by G.A.Ponsonby There was a cracking headline in the Herald newspaper a few days ago.  It read "Sturgeon set to be invited to tell...

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...

Treasury chief Macpherson rapped for abandoning civil service impartiality

Report by Thomas Connolly The head of the Treasury has had his knuckles rapped by a House of Commons select committee for his admitted bias...

Indyref changed everything – except what makes ‘news’ at BBC Scotland

By G.A. Ponsonby Scotland has changed, and things will never be the same again. How many pundits have you heard saying that?  You can’t pick...

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...