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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...

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...

Can Scottish Labour find a way back from the brink in...

Commentary by Christopher Silver If 2016 was the year when Scottish Labour was damaged, probably beyond repair, 2017 could well be the year that sees...

OBFA vote and High Court rulings demonstrate limits of modern democracy

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s the struggle between people and power…the state versus the citizen. It could be the courts or the politicians, no matter....

Podcast: Jez, Kez and Brexit, from fracking to football

What a busy news week it's been. From Jeremy Corbyn's massive leadership election victory (and all its consequences for Labour north and south of...

Corbyn conquers Labour dissidents while Scotland shrugs and looks away

As Jeremy Corbyn hails his second party leadership victory, Derek Bateman reflects on the slow decline and sudden fall of Labour's fortunes in Scotland A...

Podcast: Simon Pia on old Labour habits and his conversion to...

What makes a former Labour Party spin doctor make the decision to support Scottish independence? Simon Pia, once close to Better Together leader Alistair...

Podcast: Ex-MP Eric Joyce on Scotland, England, Labour and independence

Eric Joyce, once one of the rising stars of an ascendant Labour Party, could be a man haunted by his own failings and his...