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Tag: Derek Bateman

The Barnett bypass won’t survive Tory deflection and abuse of UK...

Commentary by Derek Bateman The Barnett Bypass is the worst example I recall of what is an accepted funding formula being exploited unfairly for raw...

Theresa, the DUP, and the pipsqueak ‘representing’ Scotland in Cabinet

Commentary by Derek Bateman What is a Secretary of State for? Scotland’s was abolished in 1746 when naughty highlanders attempted some pre-emptive devolution but was...

Friday morning blues and the shameless revision of politicians

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s over but who won? Not Theresa and the Tories – they had the setback of all time. Not Labour, they...

Forward to a Britain led by a scarecrow that’s afraid of...

Commentary by Derek Bateman If people didn’t understand the EU referendum, is there a chance they compound the problem by misunderstanding this election? We never got...

Election may turn on the extraordinary weaknesses of ‘strong and stable’...

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a week since the slaughter of the innocents at the Manchester Arena and the single image I can’t get out...

Politicians, the media and a nurse’s attack on pay during TV...

Commentary by Derek Bateman She was called Diana Gould and came from Cirencester in Gloucestershire, a middle aged, middle class lady from the shires. She...

The weird pro-Union election consensus gathering against the SNP

Commentary by Derek Bateman Something strange has happened in Scotland. A transformation of sorts has overturned completely the accepted basis of our politics. Broadly, it went...

One nation Scottish Toryism supplanted by the cold stridency of Ruth...

Commentary by Derek Bateman What went wrong with the Tories? There was a time when it was respectable, normal even, to regard the Conservatives as...

Time to face up to Unionists’ palpitating fear of Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman It’s a Tory surge…they’re going to have more MPs…hunners and hunners o’ them…The bonfires are being lit on the hilltops and...

It’s time to move to Def Con 1 on Scottish independence

Commentary by Derek Bateman I want to make clear that I am not deviating from any prescribed path towards self-government. On the contrary, even a...