The no-hopers

The no-hopers

While Paris Gourtsoyannis makes the same mistake as all too many commentators in assuming that a pact with the SNP is British Labour’s for the asking, it’s good to see somebody offering a realistic appraisal of Corbyn’s prospects in the…

There’s not a snowball-in-hell’s chance of ‘Scottish Labour’ backing independence

I see there are more calls for the mythical beast known as ‘Scottish Labour’ to ditch Unionism and embrace independence.  Former BBC reporter Paul Mason and writer & broadcaster Lesley Riddoch are the latest. I admire the optimism of these…

Confusion over Dugdale’s Corbyn stance

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is coming under pressure to clarify her views on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after appearing to give BBC reporters two different answers to the same question. Immediately after the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, Dugdale was…

Taking it too far

Taking it too far

From the outset, Theresa May has been intent on ensuring that the SNP would be tainted by the unfolding disaster of Brexit. Her very first move was to meet with the First Minister and then declare that the Scottish Government…

Planning blind

Planning blind

How can Derek Mackay provide information that he doesn’t have? How can there be any realistic scenario planning when there are so many variables and so much uncertainty as to what the UK Government is going to do? Scenario planning…

Indyref2 will be the SNP vs the Tories

By Pete Wishart MP   I remember when Scottish politics was pretty boring and predictable and nothing ever seemed to happen. When I was first elected in 2001 only one Scottish Westminster seat changed hands and in 2010 absolutely no seats…