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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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Revealed Part 2 – The Scottish Government and NATO’s Communications

Earlier this month on the blog I published my FOI return surrounding the Scottish Government and NATO’s communications. The returns detailed the following: Only one contact took place between 2007 and 2014 The contact was Scottish Government officials visiting NATO HQ … Continue reading

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Revealed – The Scottish Government and NATO’s Communications

It was currency unions not military unions which fuelled debate in the final weeks of the independence referendum. Every now and again, however, defence would be raised as a referendum issue. On every occasion the same two arguments from the … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn won’t stop the SNP’s rise, he will solidify it

As the Labour leadership election draws to a close it looks increasingly likely that far-left’s candidate Jeremy Corbyn will be the man to replace Ed Miliband. Corbyn’s pitch to Labour members and supporters is that he will provide the anti-austerity … 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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