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Tag: Hugh Kerr

Greens bring a halt to Scotland’s great multi-party wanderer

Serial political party activist and former Member of the European Parliament Hugh Kerr has finally met his nemesis. His career began with Labour and...

Cox murder a tragic conclusion to an ugly referendum campaign

Hugh Kerr reflects on the death of Jo Cox and its meaning for voters in Britain The death of Jo Cox has brought a tragic...

Hugh Kerr: embracing the new Holyrood landscape and Greenward bound

Analysis by Hugh Kerr Writing on Friday daytime, the major results of the election are clear. Firstly congratulations to my former party, the SNP, to have achieved...

Why leader’s Murdoch bond is a step too far for this...

By Hugh Kerr When I saw the picture of Nicola Sturgeon holding a copy of the Sun I dismissed it as a "photoshop". After all...

Why the Scottish Greens are getting my “list” vote in this...

By Hugh Kerr The latest Sunday Herald lead story (Battle is on for second vote) has further fanned the flames of the sharpest debate in the...

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...

Festival frolics, familiar problems, but an August programme to relish

By Hugh Kerr I attended the launch of the 2016 Festival programme on behalf of Newsnet Scotland. Fergus Linehan is in his second year as...

William McIlvanney: a personal tribute from a fellow academy boy

By Hugh Kerr Willie Mcilvanney, who has died at the age of 79, was very important to me and many other Scots. This is not an...

Bombings vote will expose fissures within several parties at Westminster

By Hugh Kerr The drums of war are beating heavily. While in Scotland both Labour and the SNP are officially waiting for Cameron to reveal...

Hardie-style Home Rule stance vital if Labour is to overcome the...

Commentary by Hugh Kerr As I predicted last week, Scottish Labour moved significantly to the left at its conference in Perth this weekend. I had hoped to...