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Scotland

Total 35 Posts

Holyrood’s death by a thousand Tory cuts

5 min read
In a recent interview with the News Agents podcast, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that she is no longer 100% certain that the Conservatives would not attempt to abolish the Scottish Parliament

Starmer: SNP and Tories using Gender Recognition Bill for political advantage

3 min read
Sir Keir Starmer argues that the SNP are using the Gender Recognition Bill to distract from pressing issues in Scotland, and accuses the Tories of using it as a tool to divide people and play politics.

UK Politics: Tweedledrear and Tweedletrump

7 min read
The most notable thing about Keir Starmer’s speech last week was the way in which the Labour leader shamelessly nicked so many Tory and Vote Leave slogans. Will he be touring the UK in a bus with £350 million a week for the NHS on the side of it next?

Simple arithmetic with Rishi Sunak

6 min read
It’s either very bold or gob-smackingly arrogant for the leader of a party that has been in charge for the past 13 years to demand a clean slate and to be judged on future results based on some self-serving criteria.

The inevitable backlash

6 min read
The decision of the Supreme Court is a seismic and fundamental shift in the basis upon which Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom, a change which has been imposed on Scotland without consultation, consent, consultation or permission.

UK supreme court rules Scotland cannot call a second independence referendum – the decision explained

5 min read
The Scottish government wanted to trigger a second independence vote without consulting Westminster but that has been deemed not legally permissible.

It’s Brexit, stupid

6 min read
We are stuck in the Tory game of make-believe that everything is coming up roses in an English country garden. The reality is that following Brexit the rest of the world looks at England with a mixture of perplexity, pity, and amused contempt.
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