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Tag: The “Vow”

Scottish Independence Referendum H of C Briefing paper

Shades of legal grey – Part 2

Molly Pollock in Part 2 looks at the constitution part of the briefing paper leading to the Edinburgh Agreement and the parts played by both legal and political process, including the vital importance of the SNP majority at the 2011 Holyrood election.
Around the corner Phantom Power

Around the corner

By Margaret Johnstone This is an excellent video, made some months ago, that lays out what is ahead of...

Perils of British independence: what does residual unionism tell us about...

Commentary by Christopher Silver “The vote on 18 September could indeed be a moment of destiny, but not the one the separatists are praying for:...

Broken ‘Vow’ means Sturgeon’s 2016 manifesto must pledge indyref2

Opinion by G.A.Ponsonby There was a cracking headline in the Herald newspaper a few days ago.  It read "Sturgeon set to be invited to tell...

Salmond Pt 3: Devo Max, The Vow (and the black black...

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter Alex Salmond relates the tussle with the Unionist parties over the question of a "Devo Max" option on the referendum ballot...

BBC Trust rejects more complaints of indyref news “bias”

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter The BBC Trust has rejected a tranche of appeals against BBC News for its coverage of Scottish affairs during last year’s...

Indyref changed everything – except what makes ‘news’ at BBC Scotland

By G.A. Ponsonby Scotland has changed, and things will never be the same again. How many pundits have you heard saying that?  You can’t pick...

The nearly revolution, in words and pictures

Book review: Maurice Smith It was in some senses the "nearly" revolution, that spring and summer of 2014 when the joyous, optimistic roar of a...

The legend of Gordon Brown

Analysis by Maurice Smith   At the height of the independence campaign, as Gordon Brown paced the stage during his carefully-choreographed interventions, my attention was drawn...