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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 – 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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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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Scottish Nationalism and Catholicism

I have decided to write this article on the back of comments made on Twitter by pro-independence activists supporting  the closing of Catholic schools and the wider discussion sparked by Common Space editor Angela Haggerty’s response to those comments. The … Continue reading

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Corbynism in a Cold Climate

One of the promises of Jeremy Corbyn’s reign was the turning of the Nationalist tide in Scotland. Leading Scottish Labour left winger Neil Findlay MSP prophesied that the SNP would “fear a Corbyn led Labour party” and would see “a … Continue reading

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The 20 Women For Independence Members That Called In Police Scotland

Leading today’s news agenda in Scotland is the unraveling tale of financial mismanagement at the pro-independence campaign Women For Independence (WFI). The initial first grumblings of trouble were unearthed by the Daily Record’s David Clegg. Since then Clegg has uncovered … Continue reading

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By-Election Autopsy: Scottish Tories On The Rise At Labour and the Liberals’ Expense

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