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Tag: scottish politics

The fundamentals: why we need to  talk about place and...

Commentary by Christopher Silver What does it mean to live a life tied to a particular place? To feel your fate inescapably tied to it? Is it...

Scottish TV journalist making news in the desert for Al Jazeera

Andrew McFadyen, Scots-born programme editor at the international TV news channel Al Jazeera, reflects on a life in broadcast journalism and the Scottish newsroom diaspora Billy...

Fear Itself: Geopolitics and the rise of the SNP

Christopher Silver reflects on fear as a powerful political weapon in the 21st century Our world is fragile and precarious. Markets tremble, alliances strain, leaders...

Fox attacks SNP to deflect blame for ‘mammoth defence cuts’

Defence is the latest battleground in Scottish politics following the SNP’s remarkable victory in the Holyrood elections earlier this month. The weekend comments by...

Keep calm and carry on

by Kenneth Mcneil As the dust settles, slowly, on the momentous events of last week it’s time to look forward to how the great...

Labour’s rout sparks leadership fight

Labour in Scotland was plunged into turmoil over the weekend as the party which suffered a humiliating defeat in the election by the SNP...

How the London political classes see Scotland and the future of...

by Gerry Hassan, Open Democracy There is now a discernable political trend of London based centre-left policy wonks and commentators attempting to demystify or...

Literacy is fundamental, as no fule Tories no.

by Paul Kavanagh Yesterday the Conservative party launched their manifesto for the forthcoming Holyrood election.  Annabel Goldie described her party's achievements in the last...

Scottish politics and the politics of change after social democracy

by Gerry Hassan, Scottish Review, March 9th 2011Scotland likes to see itself as a radical nation.  An egalitarian country.  A country of socialism and...

Nick Pearce responds on Scotland, Labour and devolution

by Nick Pearce, Open Democracy Gerry Hassan has written an insightful critique of a blog I posted last week following a trip to Edinburgh. ...