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The SNP must prepare Scots for the ascent to reach the summit 

As we settle into 2016, Scotland could have been readying itself for independence in around 11 weeks’ time. It’s quite a thought. You can almost hear the bells ring out and the sight of pint glasses in the air. George … Continue reading

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1918 and The Repeating of British Electoral History

One of the finest pieces of analysis on the general election campaign emerged from Alex Massie in The Spectator this week. The article contains various points of interest but one that got me stroking my barely noticeable stubble was Massie’s comparison … Continue reading

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The Ulsterisation of Scottish Politics

    Comparisons to Northern Ireland always make some people uncomfortable. Whether it’s the rampant sectarianism, its murderous past or the area’s harsh accent it seems Scots don’t like being compared to our close neighbours. Yet we share not only … Continue reading

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The Sturgeon Dilemma

With little over a month away the SNP conference is set to elect Nicola Sturgeon as party leader.  Conference attendees will also be electing the Deputy Leader from the current nominees; Keith Brown, Stewart Hosie and Angela Constance. The seats … Continue reading

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