Tag Archives: Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP’s quiet revolution in its approach to devolution

Devolution, devolution and more devolution. It is the order of the day.   Yet it is not a new phenomenon in our country’s politics. Administrative devolution began in 1885 and was followed, eventually, by legislative devolution in 1999. The arguments … Continue reading

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#FrenchGate Full Round-Up

A round-up of the main #FrenchGate events in chronological order.   3 April, Friday 21:39: Telegraph publish story by Simon Johnson that cites a leaked Scottish Office document detailing a meeting between Nicola Sturgeon and French diplomats where she allegedly … Continue reading

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SNP and cannabis: will openness lead to the devolution of drug laws?

With further devolution talks under way many areas of public policy is being scrutinised by academics, politicians and journalists. Devolution is a messy and confused business. For instance, Westminster accidentally devolved Antarctica (seriously). But on more serious matters many of … 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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