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Tag: Derek Bateman

Reporting Distortion?

By Derek Bateman I’ve never believed the media lost us the 2014 referendum. That’s deflection and avoidance of responsibility. But they played their part. And...

The cosy relationships within Scotland’s chattering classes fail to impress

Derek Bateman's article about Labour's exploitation of the holiday period to line up several days of pre-arranged press coverage sparked an angry reaction from...

Labour exploits Scottish media void to press unchallenged claims

Analysis by Derek Bateman The media has been positively bursting with bad news stories about the SNP government over the holiday period. Expose after expose...

Cute SNP budget undermines Labour and Tory case for prosecution

Commentary by Derek Bateman The SNP ain’t half cute when it comes to strategy. Sure, you can argue they got the Brexit Means Indyref2 case...

Podcast: The woman in charge at George Square

What do you do when you get one of the most powerful women in Scottish local government in front of a microphone? Well you...

Podcast: From almost our only foreign correspondent

How should we in Scotland digest our international news? As the conventional Scottish newspaper industry grapples with the twin forces of intense competition from...

Podcast: Notes and impressions from the Catalan front

Scots are watching the Catalan controversy with more than a passing interest. As Madrid and Barcelona slug it out over the region's future status,...

Podcast: Days of chaos on planet Britannia

What's all the fuss about? Priti Patel drops in on, er, 12 meetings while on "holiday" in Israel, including a friendly chat with the...

Podcast: Author Peter Lynch on the referendum trail

How was the 2014 independence referendum for you? It might seem a strange question, but academic and Yes campaigner Dr Peter Lynch has been...

Podcast: Life as a nationalist MP in the Commons

Last June was an unusually nervous time for the SNP. Riding high in successive post-referendum elections, suddenly majorities were shaky and canvassers were finding...