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Tag: SNP

Podcast: Tory Brexit election and what it means for Scotland

It's hard to run a weekly political podcast and ignore the fact that Scotland has two elections to undergo over the coming weeks. Scottish council...

Zulu! Time for new Empire job, heading up Africa Desk

Commentary by Derek Bateman Much activity at Castle Bateman including a visit by a friend from Oxford who didn’t mind staying with an anti English...

Podcast: After last year, who dares predict what 2017 will bring?

A lost majority for the SNP... then Brexit...now Trump... Who dares to predict what 2017 might bring, after all that? Surely only a fool...

Podcast: Should Scotland be thinking global, acting local?

World affairs are getting so scary, so baffling, that people are grasping for historical parallels. Is it the 1930s all over again? The cataclysmic...

Let’s get back to basics on Scottish independence and Europe

Commentary by Derek Bateman The SNP favour the Norway option which I can’t stop thinking of as a Monty Python sketch in a pet shop...

Podcast: Alex Neil MSP and the Nationalist case for Brexit

Alex Neil, one of the Scottish National Party's most prominent figures, shocked some colleagues when he revealed recently that he voted for Brexit in...

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: Strange days, odd alliances and missing mandates

"Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes / No" asked the front page of the Daily Record on Friday. Yes, the Daily Record, creators...

Interview: Brexit Minister on the way ahead for Scottish Government

Michael Russell MSP, the man called back into Government to help deal with the consequences of Brexit, spoke about the task facing the Scottish...

Europe solved the problem of Britain: only the SNP can save...

Commentary by Christopher Silver Sovereignty and borders — the great political themes of the current crisis, were a defining feature of both the SNP and...