Unionism

Spectator debate: It’s time to let Scotland go

25 May 2012 11:46

The campaign for an independent Scotland launches today — but the date to really keep in mind is the 27th…

10 Pretty Unpersuasive Reasons for Scottish Independence

22 May 2012 15:17

This week the SNP will launch their campaign for Scottish independence. Or, rather, it’s the official beginning of what they…

The Predictable End of An Old Fighting Song

8 May 2012 10:58

Years ago, before government began to take its toll I remember reading an interview with young David Cameron published by…

Does Ed Miliband Have A Clue About Scotland?

27 April 2012 13:14

I’m not sure Ed Miliband’s people will be altogether happy that James McIntyre’s Prospect interview with the Labour leader devotes…

Cameron’s Message to the Scottish Tories: Man Up, You Wimps

23 March 2012 16:36

On the Daily Politics today Andrew Neil asked David Mundell Why are the Scottish Tories so useless? It will not…

Liberal Unionism? In Ulster? Why Not?

15 March 2012 18:42

On balance, theGood Friday Agreement was (forgive me) a Good Thing. It should be possible to welcome the Agreement yet…

The questions Alex Salmond can’t answer

15 March 2012 10:40

Should Scotland be independent? I’d have thought that only a few people — most of them Scottish — would care enough…

Devo disunity

2 March 2012 15:19

The trouble with the Unionist cause is that it’s so disunited. Douglas Alexander’sspeech in Scotland today may appear to bring…

Cameron Ducks His Own Scottish Question

22 February 2012 16:04

Since the NHS is a subject even more boring than American healthcare, I was more interested by the Prime Minister’s…

Can Cameron Deliver on His Promise to Scotland?

17 February 2012 11:38

Well, Pete, I’m not so sure that David Cameron done brilliant in Edinburgh yesterday. To put it mildly, he has…

David Cameron Abandons The Tory Diehards

16 February 2012 17:46

David Cameron’s apparent willingness to contemplate greater devolution after an independence referendum (pithily summarised by one SNP MSP as: Vote…

Cameron’s plan to protect the Union

16 February 2012 14:46

‘When the referendum on independence is over, I am open to looking at how the devolved settlement can be improved…

David Cameron Opens the Door to Devo-Max

16 February 2012 13:53

At this moment, I dare say industrious hacks are searching for politicians to condemn David Cameron for “selling the jerseys”…

Alex Salmond, Supply-Sider?

16 February 2012 13:01

Today’s Chat With Dave is all very well and good but Alex Salmond’s speech to the LSE last night was…

Mr Cameron Comes To Edinburgh

16 February 2012 3:01

So Dave meets Eck at St Andrews House today. Earlier in the week there had been talk that their tea-time…

A poll to darken Salmond’s day

31 January 2012 12:25

It looks like Fraser was right to question Vision Critical’s recent Scottish independence poll. That poll surveyed just 180 Scots…

Salmond’s dangerous strategy

24 January 2012 13:00

Cartoonists like to portray Alex Salmond as a modern-day Braveheart preparing to charge the English enemy. But, in truth, Salmond’s…

From the archives: Saving the Union

13 January 2012 19:01

With Scottish independence very much the issue of the week, we thought you might enjoy this Spectator leader from 1979,…

Osborne sparks the unionists’ fightback

13 January 2012 9:03

Edinburgh It became clear last night why George Osborne was put in charge of the Coalition Government’s fightback against Alex…

Peter Oborne Returns to Form

12 January 2012 0:26

After last week’s mishap, Peter Oborne returns to form with a column best considered as a mash-note to the Radio…