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Tag: Christopher Silver

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...

Polling day comment: However we vote, Holyrood needs independent minds to...

Commentary by Christopher Silver What do the people want of the place? They want it to be filled with thinking persons as open and adventurous as...

Who dares wins: Does post-election Scotland need a new party politics?

With one party so far ahead in the polls, Christopher Silver considers the post-election landscape in Scotland and asks whether the pro-Union parties will...

Phantom Power: Planning an online TV take on culture and politics

Phantom Power and Newsnet contributor and author Christopher Silver published a pilot version of an online weekly politics and cultural show, The Sunday Review,...

Costing success: The dilemma of devolution and nationalism for the SNP

Commentary by Christopher Silver With the SNP’s manifesto launch, we now have a clear picture of how Scotland’s public affairs will be managed over the...

An election campaign that is nullifying real political conversation

Commentary by Christopher Silver Any election that is a foregone conclusion is destined to be a mediocre affair. The election for the Scottish Parliament next month will...

Altered State: Reflections on Scotland first independence referendum

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter A new video has emerged that reflects on last year's Indyref, from the perspectives of various writers and bloggers from the...