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Podcast: Scottish Labour and its limited options

  It has been a funny old week for the Labour Party in Scotland. While the UK wonders if it might actually elect Jeremy Corbyn...

Scottish Labour: The party for whom ‘nationalism’ remains a dirty word

Independence supporter and former MSP Campbell Martin takes a look at the Scottish Labour leadership campaign, now that the two candidates have been formally...

“So the Commies are fighting the Muslims?” Not quite, Mister President

Commentary by Derek Bateman Earthquakes in Mexico, a fusillade of hurricanes in the Caribbean, the unstoppable warming of the Earth, a Dr Strangelove President threatening...

Duggers Diary: Around the world in, er, 80 days?

Duggers Diary Social media is sooo essential to the modern politician these days, don’t you think? How else would I share the minutiae of my...

Yes voters and the temptations presented by Jeremy Corbyn

Reporter: Patience Magill Leading Yes campaigner and Scottish author and playwright Alan Bissett has cast doubt on Jeremy Corbyn's credentials in Scotland. In an exclusive interview...

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...

Podcast: The new broom at Scotland’s biggest city council

Susan Aitken, the woman taking charge of Glasgow, arrived in the Newsnet studio to reflect on her first week at the helm of a...

Sturgeon: Scotland at crossroads with opportunity to seize lasting change

On the eve of what may become a historical Scottish Parliamentary vote in favour of a new independence referendum, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chose...

As SNP and Tories slug it out, Labour slides towards greater...

As the SNP spring conference opens in Aberdeen, having taken on the Brexit-bound UK government, Derek Bateman examines the position of the once-dominant Labour Party...

Labour’s ‘progressive’ talk that pulls in opposite directions

Commentary by Derek Bateman Hello Darkness, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again… Yes, it certainly is a murky view ahead with darkening...