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The day it all changed

The fate of the Scottish Parliament was decided on Wednesday 16 May 2007. On that date, the first SNP administration was sworn in. On that date, the British establishment realised the measures to keep Holyrood firmly and permanently under the … Continue reading

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What will we wear?

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What will we wear? That’s the big question facing Scotland’s separatist movement. People need to know what clothes they will have after independence. SNP insiders admit that uncertainty about apparel was a significant factor…

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Brexit limbo

David Davis may well be “thinking of STARTING negotiating a trade deal with the EU“. And, to the sane people, this may seem extraordinarily belated. But it’s not at all clear that any meaningful trade negotiations with any country are … Continue reading

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New referendum! New mindset!

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If an independence referendum were to be called today and the SNP go it alone and be the official ‘Yes’ campaign and it’s SNP versus everyone else, we will lose based solely on voting…

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A British accommodation

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The latest bit of British jiggery-pokery with the EU power grab represented a potentially tricky situation for Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie. There first instinct, as always, is to blame the SNP. But the…

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Who are these people?

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For many, I feel sure, the shock revelation coming out of the Hansard Society’s 15th annual Audit of Political Engagement is the discovery that as many as one in seven people in Scotland is…

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A stagnant system

Lot’s of excitement about Amber Rudd’s resignation. I’m not sure why. What has changed? What is different now that she’s gone? The witch-hunt is surely one of the more unedifying spectacles of the British political circus. Taking a scalp has … Continue reading

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