Unionism

David Cameron’s speech on Scottish independence – full text and audio

7 February 2014 11:49

At the Lee Valley Velopark today, David Cameron gave a speech where he called on people across the UK to…

Putin’s strange intervention over Scottish independence

20 January 2014 14:48

Is it useful to have Vladimir Putin on your side or not? One would have hoped anybody in the UK Government would…

Alex Salmond is impaling himself on problems of his own making

13 January 2014 15:39

When the independence debate finally started to rumble last year, most people thought it would be the big issues which…

Nobody’s noticed, but the White Paper on Scottish independence has failed to move public opinion

2 December 2013 10:33

It is not surprising that the first Scottish opinion poll to be done since Alex Salmond published his White Paper…

Scottish independence is a little more likely today than it was yesterday

26 November 2013 14:53

The argument about Scottish independence which, it should be said, is not a new one is best understood in terms…

Is Boris Johnson the Man to Save the Union?

25 November 2013 13:27

This is not as obviously a Question to Which the Answer is No as it may initially seem. The Mayor of…

Scottish independence: the Union is endangered by premature and misguided complacency

15 November 2013 16:48

Somehow I managed to miss Iain Martin’s praise for the manner in which David Cameron has “handled” the referendum on…

The Union is in peril

7 November 2013 11:20

Something quite remarkable happened last week. David Cameron proposed a major change to the constitutional fabric of the United Kingdom…

I see no ships (on the Clyde)

6 November 2013 10:32

The sorry truth of the matter is that Glasgow has been in decline for a century. 1913 was the city’s…

A Game of Numbers: Pollsters Go To War in Scotland

3 September 2013 12:19

On Sunday an opinion poll was just a poll. Nothing to be too excited by. Unreliable too. The real poll…

David McLetchie’s decency served the Tories well but they need bolder leadership now.

14 August 2013 14:51

David McLetchie, who died this week aged only 61, was a politician who, in style and manner, rebuked those cynics…

Scottish independence: it’s still (almost) all about oil.

21 May 2013 15:57

The Scottish government published a paper on the national economy today that, according to Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, makes…

Defending the Right Union

7 May 2013 14:43

The Scottish Tories look like supporting more devolution. Cue predictable apoplexy from some. Devolution was a terrible mistake, slopes are…

David Cameron’s Legacy? Preserving the Union or presiding over the Break-Up of Britain

4 April 2013 15:51

Politics is at least partially a matter of perspective. The same object can look very different depending upon the angle…

David Cameron won't debate Alex Salmond because televised debates are for losers.

13 March 2013 11:36

The standard assumption about political debates is that the campaign with most to gain in all in favour of them…

Is the press biased against the SNP? Probably. But we are all nationalists now. - Spectator Blogs

31 January 2013 13:03

So we have a question and it is a simple one. Should Scotland be an independent country? There, that wasn’t so difficult…

Nicola Sturgeon is ready for her close-up - Spectator Blogs

4 December 2012 12:39

In the rabid hamster-eating-hamster world of Scottish politics Nicola Sturgeon is a rarity: a politician of obvious competence who’s respected…

Scottish independence referendum: at long last the phoney war comes to an end - Spectator Blogs

15 October 2012 7:34

So now’s the day and now’s the hour at which, if you will forgive the mixed allusions, we may discern…

The SNP's Slumbering Summer - Spectator Blogs

25 August 2012 12:34

I have it on good authority that, as matters stand, some senior figures within the SNP are concerned by the…

Multicultural Britain, Olympic Games, Danny Boyle - Spectator Blogs

7 August 2012 11:17

Back from holiday and it seems just about the only “controversy” at these splendid* Olympic Games lies in Danny Boyle’s…