SNP

The SNP walk out was about attention, not accountability

13 June 2018 17:41

The SNP thinks Westminster is an anachronism but boy does it love those anachronisms. The Nationalists’ London leader Ian Blackford…

Does the tantrum-prone SNP not realise how privileged Scotland is?

13 June 2018 16:32

Jeremy Corbyn had one of his best PMQs ever. Then it all went wrong. His witty use of Boris’s recent…

The poor wee SNP

13 June 2018 16:04

Of course it was a “stunt” – the Westminster village’s preferred term for any piece of nonsense that disrupts the…

Kezia Dugdale comes to the SNP’s defence

13 June 2018 14:46

When Kezia Dugdale stepped down as the leader of Scottish Labour, there were rumours that she was planning to defect…

A Brexit ‘power grab’ could play into the SNP’s hands

16 May 2018 12:44

The stramash between Theresa May’s government in London and Nicola Sturgeon’s ministry in Edinburgh over the need for the devolved…

Why is the SNP trying to rewrite history?

1 May 2018 9:01

One of the joys of living under a nationalist government is the exciting pace at which the facts change. What…

Nicola Sturgeon’s response to Brexit has utterly failed

26 April 2018 8:18

What’s Nicola Sturgeon playing at on Brexit? Quick answer: politics. Longer answer: politics.  The SNP leader has rejected a deal…

The Tories just don’t get it

21 March 2018 13:03

Sometimes it is the little details that tell you everything you need to know. So when, as Politics Home revealed…

The Russian spy poisoning is tearing the SNP apart

21 March 2018 11:58

The SNP is a coalition that behaves like a megachurch and when the spirit is low, the congregation remembers its…

Chief Whip’s SNP blunder

20 March 2018 16:48

Oh dear. How best to stop a row over the terms for fishermen in the Brexit transition period escalating into…

SNP’s fake news

8 March 2018 12:48

The SNP are a quieter force in Westminster since the snap election. Along with a reduction in size, they now…

Is shortbread unpatriotic? Some Scottish nationalists think so

7 March 2018 17:11

Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society, was a red-baiter of such ferocity he made Joe McCarthy look like…

The SNP should reinvent itself

15 February 2018 12:33

The SNP, you’ll be distressed to learn, are having a time of it. The party is embroiled in a deputy…

Scotland is paying a heavy price for the SNP’s independence obsession

6 February 2018 8:16

Say what you like about Nicola Sturgeon but she’s consistent. Every autumn, when she sets out her programme for government,…

Why has the SNP inflicted this video on us?

19 January 2018 20:49

I don’t know where people get the idea the SNP is intolerant of criticism. Scotland’s most open-minded party has released…

Mhairi Black rejects Alex Salmond’s sartorial advances

18 December 2017 14:31

Since arriving in Parliament in 2015, Mhairi Black has caused a stir in Westminster. The 23-year-old SNP MP rarely misses…

Brexit tribalism is a virus, and it’s driving the right mad

2 December 2017 10:03

It’s remarkable how quickly tribalism can capture people. Three years ago, only a small number of politicians and commentators advocated…

Watch: Scottish Conservatives vs SNP

29 November 2017 19:04

It’s Opposition day and the SNP’s motion calling for improved transitional measures for the ‘waspi’ women has been the cause…

The SNP’s supporters have never been more angry and afraid

27 November 2017 16:55

It’s quiet up in Scotland at the minute. We’ve not tried to secede in a few months, some MSPs are…

Theresa May’s Scotland blunder

15 November 2017 8:26

Although it’s widely accepted that Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election was disastrous, one of the few upshots…

Watch: John Bercow’s strange Scottish turn

23 October 2017 17:41

Oh dear. Although John Bercow has a penchant for winding up Conservative MPs in the Chamber, he also has a…

Mhairi Black’s mixed messages

23 October 2017 13:49

Last week, the SNP proved particularly vocal at PMQs after they went on the offensive over a Scottish Conservative MP…

In defence of smacking children

21 October 2017 10:00

Scotland is fast becoming the most strident, unforgiving nanny state in the West. A world leader in the policing of…

Mhairi Black turns on herself

10 October 2017 12:31

Who would want an MP who had never had a career outside of politics to represent them? That’s the question…

Scotland’s artist-activists are the country’s truly sinister nationalists

21 September 2017 9:16

The SNP’s Fiona Hyslop is not an obvious candidate to lead a cultural revolution. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for…