SNP

Nicola Sturgeon’s secret state

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Holyrood is one of the most opaque regimes in the democratic world

Ian Blackford's six step guide to untold riches

31 March 2022 11:15 pm

Inflation. Energy spikes. Tax hikes. Low growth. It’s a tough time for hard-pressed Britons at present. The cost of living…

No, Scottish independence is not like the war in Ukraine

2 March 2022 8:43 am

Perhaps it’s the absence of any oppression of their own country that compels Scottish nationalists to latch onto the oppression…

Nicola Sturgeon’s last laugh

12 February 2022 9:00 am

I was delighted to discover that the University of Bristol has been advising students how to address those who identify…

Women-only carriages are a bonkers idea

11 February 2022 12:01 am

Here we go again. Another suggestion, this time by the SNP transport minister, Jenny Gilruth, to introduce women-only carriages on…

SNP councillor: 'Prosecute Jimmy Carr's audience'

8 February 2022 1:13 am

Oh dear. It seems that the most illiberal party in Great Britain is at it again. In the nationwide haste…

Sex, trans rights and the Scottish census

22 January 2022 2:20 am

It takes some doing to make a census interesting. So congratulations to the National Records of Scotland (NRS). NRS, which administers…

To save the Union, ignore Gordon Brown

12 January 2022 10:38 pm

As he blasts his way through the remaining support beams of the UK constitution, Gordon Brown is doing more to…

What’s the evidence for Scotland’s vaccine passports?

18 November 2021 2:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon is considering extending vaccine passports to Scotland’s cinemas, theatres and pubs. ‘We are also considering whether an expansion…

Why Boris is losing his fight against Sturgeon

5 October 2021 5:38 pm

Gavin Barwell has made a good point, albeit inadvertently. Theresa May’s former chief of staff has a book out, imaginatively…

Will Scottish independence really be 'Brexit times ten'?

18 September 2021 4:00 pm

Scottish civil servants are to start work on a ‘detailed prospectus’ for independence so the Scottish government can hold another…

Does Nicola Sturgeon care more about oil revenue or climate change?

12 September 2021 6:45 am

‘Now, as I’ve hopefully made clear throughout all of my remarks, the North Sea will continue to produce oil for…

A Scotsman's home is no longer his castle

23 August 2021 10:15 pm

If you suggest to an English politician that your home should be your castle to use as you like, he…

The blind spot in the SNP's 'war on drink'

19 August 2021 3:30 pm

Scotland’s grim reputation for abnormally high drug fatalities has become embedded in the public consciousness over the past year. The…

Devolution doesn't work in a crisis

13 August 2021 11:35 pm

One of the worst features of devolution is the tendency of devocrats to insist on doing their own thing in…

The SNP-Green alliance is a victory for the cranks

13 August 2021 4:13 pm

The SNP’s nationalist outriders, the Scottish Green party, are reported to be within touching distance of agreeing the terms of…

Don’t pick a fight with the SNP

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Since the Holyrood elections in May, the campaign for Scottish independence has been noticeably quiet. But that is about to…

No, Boris didn't 'snub' Sturgeon

6 August 2021 11:45 pm

One of the reasons the SNP has dominated Scottish politics for so long is that it is extremely adept at…

Can Cole-Hamilton prevent the death of the Scottish Lib Dems?

29 July 2021 1:03 am

As expected, Alex Cole-Hamilton has put himself forward to lead the Scottish Lib Dems, announcing his candidacy with an obligatory…

Why the SNP fraud allegations matter

28 July 2021 3:30 pm

A common refrain from opponents of the Scottish National party is that ‘the SNP is not Scotland’. But it often…

Sturgeon’s economic council is a fig-leaf for independence

18 July 2021 4:00 pm

This month’s announcementof a new economic advisory council formed by the Scottish government came with the usual flow of superlatives.…

Revealed: The SNP strategy for a second independence vote

17 July 2021 4:35 am

A new leaflet from the SNP says another referendum on independence is ‘an issue of basic democracy’ and that Boris…

Who can make the Scottish Lib Dems great again?

13 July 2021 8:32 pm

Willie Rennie’s resignation — announced, as only he could, via a self-shot video while climbing Benarty Hill in western Fife…

Nicola Sturgeon isn't serious about IndyRef2

27 June 2021 3:30 pm

The announcement reeked of desperation. Nicola Sturgeon is‘delighted’ that the SNP National Executive Committee has approved her nomination of retired…

Does this SNP politician think buses are racist?

16 June 2021 9:23 pm

One of the benefits of devolution has been giving Scots their own parliament in which the great issues of the…