SNP

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit bounce

15 October 2019 17:27

There was a fairytale quality to Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to the SNP conference this afternoon. On the one hand, she…

How to tame Scottish nationalism

18 September 2019 17:15

Happy Union Day, the fifth anniversary of Scotland’s vote to remain in the United Kingdom. It’s gotten so commercial, though…

Gordon Brown has done enough damage in Scotland

27 August 2019 16:59

Gordon Brown has broken his silence again. The former prime minister told the Edinburgh International Book Festival that the Scottish…

Scotland’s dirty little secret: we’re as anti-immigration as England

13 May 2019 10:11

In August 2007, three months after coming to power at Holyrood, the SNP launched its National Conversation on Scotland’s constitutional…

It’s too late for the SNP to rein in the cybernats

8 May 2019 14:50

‘It is better to ride the tiger’s back than let it rip your throat out’ is reputedly how Tony Blair…

Who does Nicola Sturgeon think she is?

7 February 2019 19:35

It’s been a busy old week in Scottish politics. The SNP government is suffering a public backlash over plans to…

The price of the SNP’s Brexit strategy

9 October 2018 12:21

Nicola Sturgeon’s indication that SNP MPs will back a second vote on Brexit might be clever politics but it is…

Alex Salmond’s fundraising efforts

30 August 2018 17:49

In a rather dramatic turn of events, former first minister Alex Salmond quit the SNP last night over allegations of…

Alex Salmond: why I have resigned from the SNP

29 August 2018 22:16

I truly love the SNP and the wider independence movement in Scotland. They have been the defining commitment of my…

Revealed: the Scottish uni courses for (feepaying) English students only

17 August 2018 16:57

When Alex Salmond stepped down as First Minister, he famously unveiled a commemorative stone engraved with the message ‘The rocks…

SNP’s fake Brexit news

27 July 2018 9:53

Given the current mess the Conservative party finds itself in, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all their opponents need…

Why is Sturgeon rolling out the red carpet for Catalonia’s president?

6 July 2018 8:27

Pity the flunky at Bute House, official residence of Nicola Sturgeon, whose job it is to get the red carpet…

Sturgeon’s cabinet reshuffle marks the beginning of the end

27 June 2018 14:50

Greater love, as wags responded to Harold Macmillan’s “night of the long knives” reshuffle, hath no man than that he…

The myth of the SNP’s Brexit ‘power grab’

18 June 2018 17:57

Forgive me if I seem out of sorts but my country has been through a lot this past week. We have…

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…