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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...

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 moment approaches for absolutes to collide in Scottish politics

Commentary by Derek Bateman The BBC news at 5.30 this morning started with an item about Boris Johnson burrowing away to wheedle promises about trade...

Newsnet’s Nostradamus takes a look at Scottish politics, 2017 style

In the spirit of New Year, regular commentator Bernard Thompson touts his expertise to the Scottish opposition for 2017 The weak are a long time...

Brewster skewers Great Fluffy Puddin o’ the Chieftain Race

Commentary by Citizen "Sir" F'tang F'tang Ole Biscuit Barrel, er-Cuddis, Knight of the Realm of Despondency that is Scotlandshire. Gordon Brewster's recent Politics Scotland interview with...

Podcast: Halloween horrors of a Tory majority at Holyrood…

What a weird world we are living in right now. A world where Japanese car manufacturers suddenly reverse all their concerns about Brexit and...

Whatever happens to Labour, is bell tolling for the Dugdale leadership?

Commentary by Bernard Thompson Perhaps Labour really does need a new leader – in Scotland The leadership contests in the Labour and Conservative parties have been...

Border reivers and the minefield that could be European trade post...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Here’s a talking point from history for you as a weekend treat…it comes from an academic whose identity I will shield....

Caution the by-word as conservative Scotland shuns radical thought

Post-election analysis by Christopher Silver When Hugh MacDiarmid contested Alec Douglas-Home’s Kinross and Western Perthshire seat for the Communist Party in 1964, he achieved a...

The Tory dilemma: Attacking SNP whilst having to defend Cameron and...

The SNP lost its majority on Thursday. Here Derek Bateman draws comfort from the party's big vote and its new Leader of the Opposition I’ve...