SNP

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…

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…