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Tag: scottish politics

Podcast: Casting an eye over global affairs

  What is Scotland's place in the world? In the post-indyref, pre Brexit environment, can Scotland's voice be heard amidst the light and heat of...

Podcast: The ‘list’ dilemma – to ‘Green’ or not to ‘Green’?

Top Scots playwright Peter Arnott and up-and-coming Green activist Zara Kitson joined our regular host Derek Bateman in the latest Newsnet podcast. SNP member Peter...

Podcast: Scottish politics, Europe, and the battle for the ‘second vote’

The Newsnet Radio podcast returned for 2016 with a round-table discussion involving Common Space editor Angela Haggerty and ScotGoesPop opinion poll analyst and blogger...

Scottish TV journalist making news in the desert for Al Jazeera

Andrew McFadyen, Scots-born programme editor at the international TV news channel Al Jazeera, reflects on a life in broadcast journalism and the Scottish newsroom diaspora Billy...

Fear Itself: Geopolitics and the rise of the SNP

Christopher Silver reflects on fear as a powerful political weapon in the 21st century Our world is fragile and precarious. Markets tremble, alliances strain, leaders...

Fox attacks SNP to deflect blame for ‘mammoth defence cuts’

Defence is the latest battleground in Scottish politics following the SNP’s remarkable victory in the Holyrood elections earlier this month. The weekend comments by...

Keep calm and carry on

by Kenneth Mcneil As the dust settles, slowly, on the momentous events of last week it’s time to look forward to how the great...

Labour’s rout sparks leadership fight

Labour in Scotland was plunged into turmoil over the weekend as the party which suffered a humiliating defeat in the election by the SNP...

How the London political classes see Scotland and the future of...

by Gerry Hassan, Open Democracy There is now a discernable political trend of London based centre-left policy wonks and commentators attempting to demystify or...

Literacy is fundamental, as no fule Tories no.

by Paul Kavanagh Yesterday the Conservative party launched their manifesto for the forthcoming Holyrood election.  Annabel Goldie described her party's achievements in the last...