Unionism

Osborne the Unionist

9 January 2012 15:00

There’s much chatter in Westminster today about the fact that George Osborneis chairing the Cabinet committee on Scotland. Osborne is,…

Cameron’s balancing act over Scotland

9 January 2012 9:38

The Cabinet is meeting about 5 miles away from Downing Street today, at the Olympic Park in Stratford. But its…

How Not to Save the Union

5 January 2012 18:52

There is a good deal of good sense in the magazine’s main leader this week. By which I mean of…

1707 And All That

1 December 2011 15:22

In the midst of a futile* call for partisans on either side of Scotland’s great constitutional debate to avoid twisting…

The Union needs a champion

6 November 2011 17:51

The First Minister of Scotland v the Secretary of State for Scotland on the Politics Show today was a non-contest.…

Yesterday’s Men for Tomorrow’s Woman

7 October 2011 18:07

If Murdo Fraser can boast that a bare majority of his colleagues are backing his leadership campaign, Ruth Davidson enjoys…

Murdo Fraser’s Eightsome Reel

7 October 2011 15:13

With one notable exception most of the Tory “establishment” appears to be backing Ruth Davidson in the Scottish Conservative leadership…

A Unionism That Does Not Deserve to Prevail

29 September 2011 13:52

Regarding Mr Miliband’s hapless interview with BBC Scotland David, like James Kirkup, expresses what is the conventional view in London:…

All Hail the Free Unionists, Saviours of Brave New Scotland!

7 September 2011 11:05

Like most sensible folk I have a grand opinion of Alan Cochrane and, this being the case, alert readers will…

Nationalist Measures for Unionist Aims

31 August 2011 17:40

John McTernan’s latest Telegraph column has an entertainingly provocative headline –Tell the Truth: Scotland has been indulged for far too…

The Problem of the Supreme Court

2 June 2011 2:29

Readers in England and other less-fortunate lands may not have been following the latest stushie in Scotia new and braw.…

This Scotland Subordinate? Only to a Crying Fool.

18 May 2011 15:30

Much of Alex Salmond’s speech on the occasion of his re-election as First Minister was entirely unobjectionable and some of…

The Size of Things to Come & Unionism Needs a New Story

10 May 2011 0:27

Recalling the collapse of RBS, Tyler Cowen suggests that Scottish independence might not be such a nifty notion: The conceptual…

Barnett’s Beastly Treatment of Barnet

15 December 2010 16:36

Tim Montgomerie’s response to Danny Finkelstein’s column is, as was expected, interesting and challenging. For now, however, let’s focus on…

The unions start to swing behind Ed Miliband

15 July 2010 15:21

Bear with me, CoffeeHousers, while I return to the Labour leadership contest. You see, the GMB has this afternoon announced…

John Wilkes Rises From His Grave

9 May 2010 19:23

John Redwood says it is “Time to speak for England” while over at ConservativeHome Paul Goodman argues that this is…

"The only good Tory is a dead Tory"

2 April 2010 23:14

Earlier this week, Coffee House pointed out that the Labour Party National Executive Committee’s decision to exclude local candidates from…

How more strikes could work for the Tories

30 March 2010 18:23

During the last Tube strike, a couple of lines kept going. As I made my way home by a rather…

The Lib Dems attack Labservatism

30 March 2010 14:04

In this post-expenses election, there is going to be a considerable vote going for the none of the above party.…

A week to forget for Andrew Adonis

26 March 2010 11:31

The weekend cannot come quick enough for Andrew Adonis. What an awful week. The BA strike wrecked travel; the absurd…