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Dorothy-Grace Elder
Let them eat porridge (or boil marrowbones for soup)?

Let them eat porridge (or boil marrowbones for soup)?

ORDINARY PEOPLE, especially “the poor” are now being insulted openly in a repulsive shift away from the atavistic private mutterings of those who consider themselves “their betters” for reasons known only to themselves. 

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Elizabeth Smith
Murphy's complaints are out of date

Murphy's complaints are out of date

ONE OF the current fascinations about Scottish politics is the war between the SNP and Labour about who will become the true champion of the Left. 

Given the early signs in the ...

Elizabeth Smith
SNP land reform is ideologically driven

SNP land reform is ideologically driven

ALL GOVERNMENTS face a significant challenge when it comes to striking the right balance between the two conflicting principles of individual liberty and the authority of the state. The issue is very much at the ...

D.J. Knowles
The SNP and UKIP are more similar than you might think

The SNP and UKIP are more similar than you might think

THE SNP really, really don’t like being compared to UKIP.

Pete Wishart, one of the party’s Westminster MPs became particularly irritated when, during the most recent Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron said ...

D.J. Knowles
Time for prayer at the SNP's megachurch

Time for prayer at the SNP's megachurch

 

RECENTLY I watched the live stream of the SNP event at the Glasgow Hydro Arena assuming I would be witnessing a large and impressive political rally. What I saw was the ...

Elizabeth Smith
Taking the First Minister at her word

Taking the First Minister at her word

DURING her first question time appearance as First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said that she was taking up the job with an open mind and she promised that she would consider suggestions from MSPs across the ...

Lap Gong Leong
The federalisation of Britain – but will Scotland wait?

The federalisation of Britain – but will Scotland wait?

WHETHER or not Scotland wants to stay in the Union, Britain is now on its course to becoming a de facto federal state. How do we know this? Criminally underreported and under discussed in Scottish Politics, the ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
Revolting Scots

Revolting Scots

NICOLA STURGEON's latest wheaze to maximise the sense of grievance and resentment among her supporters is the absurd suggestion that Scotland should have a veto over a UK wide referendum on the EU, in the ...

James Corbett
Scottish Labour – nothing lasts forever

Scottish Labour – nothing lasts forever

AFTER THREE attempts at writing a piece on the woes of Scottish Labour that I’m personally happy with I’m beginning to ask myself why anyone really cares?

Honestly, would you look at ...

James Corbett
All-you-can-eat devolution buffet is a recipe for indigestion

All-you-can-eat devolution buffet is a recipe for indigestion

IN THE SAME WAY Britain used to be called a nation of shopkeepers, Scotland is starting to look like a nation of constitutional obsessives. I predict a surge in popularity for woolly Christmas jumpers this ...

Eben Wilson
Change will now come – but should we be uneasy?

Change will now come – but should we be uneasy?

HALF AN HOUR after declaring the “No” majority in the referendum, politicians were being asked what they “felt” the outcome would be from a debate we are about to have following the “decision” by the ...

Kyle Thornton
What kind of Scotland do we want to be?

What kind of Scotland do we want to be?

THE LAST WEEKEND of campaigning had me absolutely speechless. Not only was this because of excellent canvass returns but more that the general public got a real glimpse into the 'Yes' side that us die-hard ...