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Tag: nicola sturgeon

Wind stops blowing in Scotland’s favour, thanks to incompetent Nats

When a cub reporter for Radio Shortbread’s four p.m Newsdrive programme misapplied the BBC’s quality control procedures, an unspun package believed to have been...

Russia, China, and the military implications of another Clinton in the...

The focus has all been on a Trump presidency, but the prospect of Hillary Clinton ascending to the Oval Office, vacated 16 years ago...

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...

Stop the world – England wants to get off, and Scotland...

Russell Bruce argues that Scotland has everything to gain if the Tory Right proceed with a "hard Brexit" as their way out of Europe Is...

Sturgeon launches referendum Bill and challenges May to honour old promises

Report by Patience Magill First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to publish an independence referendum Bill next week, challenging the UK Government to protect Scotland's...

Time to re-appraise Scotland’s relationship with Ireland and the Irish

Amid all the Brexit inspired talk about identity - British, Scottish, European, regular commentator Bernard Thompson reflects on the Irish experience in Scotland, and...

Brexit, Scotland and calculating the consequences of ‘known unknowns’

Commentary by Derek Bateman I don’t know if your antennae are twitching and what messages they’re picking up. I’m best known for my protruding proboscis...

SNP courts controversy by continuing to place advisers on Holyrood committees

By Patience Magill The Scottish National Party's controversial decision to place party-appointed assistants on Holyrood committees has continued to attract criticism as well as attacks by...

Media critic writes in defence of the ‘totalitarian’ SNP government

Retired media analyst John Robertson takes issue with press criticism of the SNP in government ‘Arrogant, dismissive, illiberal, reactionary, totalitarian!’  What, UKIP? Not UKIP? Don’t tell me...

Sturgeon and May kick off first post-Brexit talks as Scots await...

By Patience Magill The Scottish role in UK Brexit negotiations with the European Union looks likely to be enhanced, but details remain sketchy following an...