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Tag: scottish parliament

Tommy Sheppard on the Union

In the day before Westminster broke up, for the summer that is - Westminster has been breaking up day after day during the course...

Claim of Right debate: Tommy Sheppard’s brilliant speech

By Russell Bruce The SNP Claim of Right debate brought SNP MPs out in force at Westminster. But then they are there in force every...

Does Brexit vote underline Scotland is not a country, but a...

Citizen Essay by Alf Baird Anyone can see from recent events the constitutional powerlessness of Scotland as a nation, and how empty is any notion...

Podcast: How to lobby at Holyrood, and other stories

Nicola Sturgeon in the USA, Donald T***p in Florida, MSPs at Holyrood. This week has been a routine one in politics, which led us...

Podcast: Spring has sprung, the grass is ris…

We wonder where the birdies is... Climate change, renewables and the need to keep the lights on... the dawn chorus is starting earlier and it's...

Podcast: All the legal niceties of the rough-house

Never mind the bollocks, here come the Supreme Court judges. Whatever your views on the Scottish constitution, you at least know now that our shiny...

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...

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...

Time for Scots, and the SNP, to rally to the Kurdish...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Should the SNP and Scottish Nationalists in general be publicly supporting the Kurds? They aren’t just trying to establish a homeland, they...

Mayor of New York thanks Scottish Parliament for 9/11 support

The Mayor of New York has personally written and expressed his gratitude to an SNP MSP following a motion at the Scottish Parliament that...