Scottish Politics

The question is not SHOULD Scotland be an independent country

We’ve heard, and we’ll doubtless continue to hear, unionist politicians and commentators bleating that the outcome of this week’s General Election was “exactly” what the SNP, and the wider pro independence movement wanted. A Tory majority at Westminster – hardline ...

Why there’s a “natural majority” for Full Fiscal Autonomy

Back in 2014, during the heady days of the referendum, the Yes campaign were guffawed at by opponents for claiming there was a “natural majority” in favour of independence. Fair enough you might say. As it turned out, a majority ...

This has gone on long enough, it’s about time we ...

The BBC’s James Cook received a few colourful tweets over the weekend, which left him – quite rightly – a bit peeved. Cue a spree of articles and comments on “cyberNats” and “the ugly side of nationalism”. The Spectator’s Fraser ...