Henry Hill

Scrapping English votes for English laws could spell trouble

17 June 2021 9:56 pm

It has been almost 45 years since Tam Dalyell first asked the West Lothian Question. It is a damning indictment…

Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland

11 June 2021 12:38 am

Even a pessimist could be forgiven for being surprised by Joe ‘I’m Irish’ Biden’s ham-fisted intervention in the ongoing row…

Eurovision is too important to let the SNP play politics with it

26 May 2021 6:27 pm

The SNP never passes up an opportunity to make the case for separatism. Now, its campaign for independence has moved away…

The problem with 'Devo-max'

14 May 2021 4:06 pm

A common failing of pro-Union politicians down the years has been the stubborn belief that there exists somewhere a tidy…

What Arlene Foster’s ousting means for Northern Ireland – and the Union

1 May 2021 7:24 pm

The brutal defenestration of Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party could have severe implications for an already…

Why a 'Unionist alliance' will never work in Scotland

20 April 2021 3:35 am

When a commentator first referred to the ‘Ulsterisation’ of Scottish politics, he was jumped on by people keen to take…

The Northern Ireland Protocol is untenable

16 April 2021 11:00 pm

The process that delivered us the Northern Ireland Protocol already seems to have been rewritten in official memory. It suits…

Downing Street is clueless on Scottish independence

12 April 2021 11:07 pm

It has been pointed out before that the SNP and the Scottish Conservatives have something of a symbiotic relationship. Bitterly…

Could Holyrood ever be abolished?

9 April 2021 3:04 am

Although Alex Salmond and his Alba party have understandably been getting most of the attention, the separatists aren’t the only…

Boris has a trump card in denying Sturgeon an 'illegal' referendum

2 April 2021 4:45 pm

Amidst all the dry economic arguments, one of the more emotive fronts on which the 2016 referendum was fought was…

Is the United Kingdom still one nation?

27 March 2021 5:45 pm

Is Britain a nation? If you’re trying to maintain the United Kingdom — or destroy it for that matter —…

The shine has finally come off the SNP

23 March 2021 4:59 am

This week is still going to be a bad one for Nicola Sturgeon. But it seems probable that we won’t…