Sturgeon

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…

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…

Scotland's next constitutional fight won't be over a referendum

23 May 2021 4:00 pm

Get ready for a constitutional rammy during the first half of this, the sixth session of the Scottish parliament. Just…

Sturgeon can’t hide the economic costs of Scexit

11 May 2021 5:09 pm

Might the 2020s be the seismic decade in which the post-war consensus, that liberal democracies do not and should not…

How Alex Salmond can game the loophole in Scotland's voting system

6 April 2021 5:56 pm

Two decades after devolution, the Scottish Parliament’s election system still confuses ordinary voters and seasoned political observers alike. Politicians on…

Salmond's comeback is a pitiful sight

27 March 2021 4:13 am

When Alex Salmond lost his seat at the 2017 general election, he finished his concession speech with a quotation from…

Sturgeon's rush for a referendum could backfire

26 March 2021 3:11 am

The Holyrood election campaign kicks off with Nicola Sturgeon buoyed by James Hamilton’s report concluding that she did not break…

Was the civil service compromised by the Salmond affair?

18 March 2021 4:23 am

The fallout from David Davis’s intervention in the Alex Salmond affair is all about the messages. The texts which the…

Will the SNP finally see sense on its flawed Hate Crime Bill?

7 March 2021 5:30 pm

The saga of the SNP’s Hate Crime Bill is drawing to a conclusion. This week, Holyrood will cast a decisive vote…

Is the SNP prepared for Scotland's next financial crisis?

7 February 2021 6:00 pm

As the world continues its fight against Covid-19, the Scottish National Party has been busy plotting Scotland’s exit from the UK. If…

Spectator letters: What decommissioned officers did after the war

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Soldiering on Sir: Max Hastings’s article about demobbed army officers trying for a job after the war struck a chord…

Won't somebody please try to win this election?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

The age of two-party politics is over: we know that because everyone keeps saying so. We are entering an era…

Is this election a Champions League game? Or Millwall vs Brighton?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

I’ve been trying to think of a good football analogy to describe the battle between the two main parties as…