Scottish Politics

Anglophobia and Xenophobia in Scotland have Nothing to do with ...

Forward thinking though we may be in Scotland, we’re far from perfect, and any society that wishes to call itself progressive must acknowledge that reality. But truth be told, we Scots are not very good at facing up to our ...

SNP, RISE or Green: On the Morning of September 19th ...

As the Holyrood election of 2016 approaches, the wider pro-independence movement faces its greatest challenge yet. Emotions are already running high, and if we’re not careful, that rainbow coalition which made up the Yes campaign looks set to become more ...

What if Journalists Were Actually Like the Rest of us: ...

I might shock a lot of people with what I’m about to say here – probably not anyone who’s heard me talk about the so-called “mainstream” media before – but still: I don’t believe that the Scottish media’s problem is, ...

Michelle Thomson is a Convenient “bad apple” – After All, ...

There’s an sense of celebration in the air amongst opponents of the SNP this week, there have been a great number of near-scandals over the past 8 years, but this time they smell blood and they’re not about to let ...

Tommy Sheridan is my Hero

He’s not, but I figured this article would be roundly misinterpreted from the off, so why not go all out? As it happens, Tommy Sheridan was once a hero of mine. That was before he split the socialist vote in ...

We’ve Maybe 15 Years & Another Defeat Before Independence

This time last year – like most people I know – I was physically, emotionally and mentally numb. For around three days or so, Scotland was shrouded in a sort of leaden mist, both literally and figuratively; so suddenly we’d ...

If You Oppose Gaelic Signs You’re an Idiot

Stupid bloody Gaelic! No one speaks it anyway, and no one ever did. Probably. The familiar refrain of the Scottish cringe, which rears its ugly head pretty much any time anyone wants to spend any money on anything related to ...

Mhairi Black & Scotland’s Ingrained Classism

Amidst a sea of praise following her maiden speech last week, the SNP’s Mhairi Black found herself on the receiving end of some pretty scathing, even offensive comments from some that were less than impressed with her performance. If she’d ...

Obviously the SNP Would Rather a Tory Government in London. ...

That Alistair Carmichael’s position as MP is on shaky ground, will not be news to many. We all know he lied, we all know what he did was wrong, and we all know (despite the convenient protestations of some) that ...

Is the SNP’s Full Fiscal Autonomy a “Triple Bluff”?

The SNP have gone awfully quiet about Full Fiscal Autonomy of late, or so goes the refrain of the opposition parties in Scotland. The insinuation being that FFA is actually something of a poisoned chalice. We are to believe that ...