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The SNP, Scottish Labour, Loyalism and Scotophobia

There are some folk, mainly Labour types, who have a visceral hatred of the Scottish National Party. I have heard all kinds of characterizations of the SNP and all of them are wrong. 1,508 more words

Tories

The SNP, Scottish Labour, Loyalism and Scotophobia

There are some folk, mainly Labour types, who have a visceral hatred of the Scottish National Party. I have heard all kinds of characterizations of the SNP and all of them are wrong. 1,508 more words

Tories

The Polling Station 9 - IndyRef Mark 2

The Polling Station is a podcast of around 5 minutes with short informative little pieces on the election matters that are being missed, evaded, obfuscated or… 205 more words

Politics

Wikileaks reveals that David Cameron met with Sony before the Scottish Independence referendum to discuss the release date of Outlander

I have no real time for conspiracy theories as people reading these blogs will know. Sure, some are fun but mainly they’re there to be dismissed so when before the Scottish Independence referendum there were people saying that the UK government had ‘blocked’ the broadcast of… 268 more words

News

Blukip and the Black Hole

By Mike Small

As the full horror of Nigel Farage emerges into the daylight, the prospect of keeping the Tories out appears alongside the very real need to keep UKIP out too. 1,227 more words

Commentary

Writing Scotland down - the power of myth in post-indyref politics

I don’t have much of a track record as a tipster – the horse I backed in last weekend’s Grand National exceeded my expectations simply by not dying – but even I feel emboldened to hazard that the SNP might do quite well in next month’s General Election. 3,069 more words

Politics And Ideas

A deliberative system in Scotland?

The last two days I’ve been in Edinburgh talking with academic colleagues, civil servants, activists and think tankers, journalists and interested others about deliberative systems. I’ve been interested in applying deliberative systems thinking to get a handle on the quality and extent of public debate in the run-up to, and beyond, last year’s Scottish independence referendum. 688 more words

UK Politics And Policy