‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
Will Plaid touch down at the 2016 elections?
Plaid did not fare as well as its Scottish cousin in the general election - and history can tell us why.
Murphy’s law has finally asserted itself.
The Scottish Labour leader's resignation was inevitable. You can't lose your seat and your entire Scottish beach head and seriously argue to the contrary.
‘We both knew that wouldn’t fly, Dave.’
It's obvious why the Smith Commission would never work.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition for the north of England to join Scotland. But deeper cooperation rather than secession is the answer.
Difficulties need flagging up.
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The SNP's big Scottish victory might appear to put full fiscal autonomy right back on the agenda. But here's why it doesn't.
The fearsome 56?
Scotland's pre-eminent historian analyses the road ahead for Scotland and the United Kingdom.
This Conservative Party leaflet kills three birds with one stone and is a classic example of Lynton Crosby’s campaign strategy.
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The British Conservative government’s re-election is the latest and perhaps most startling electoral triumph for Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby. So how did he do it?
A new era.
The Conservative Party looks set to do even better than the surprising exit polls predicted, but the real glory in this election lies with the small parties. The SNP have virtually wiped the main parties…
Cheers from the SNP as Labour’s Jim Murphy loses his seat.
After the astonishing events of the 2015 election, offering to implement the Smith proposals in Scotland will not suffice. The Tories will have to think bigger.
Under Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party has swept Scotland at Labour’s expense.
The Murdoch press strategy of supporting the Conservatives in England and the SNP in Scotland reflected a common interest in denying Labour government in the UK election.
On May 8, a new battle begins.
One of the consequences of the SNP's rise is that the new UK government will have very few seats in Scotland. This looks set to become a hot potato after the election.
Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has rebounded from the referendum defeat to emerge as the likely third-biggest party and kingmaker in the UK parliament.
Last year's independence referendum failed narrowly, but the Scottish electorate has emerged as a force that may well decide who forms the next British government.
Just try to get one past me.
One consequence of the 2010 leader debates was that they almost entirely erased women from the political discussion. It has therefore been refreshing, and widely commented upon, that three of the party…
Parliamentary arithmetic can be fun when you know how!
In 2010, there were more than 1,000 potential coalition options. Here's how to make friends in 2015.
Labour leader ruled out any SNP deals on Question Time.
A Tory election win is the best scenario for the SNP. If Labour squeak home, it will need to find a better way forward
Oh no. Are they coming this way?
A coalition would solve Labour's short-term number problem and could damage Sturgeon's plans in the long term.
He’s back - again.
As the Scottish Nationalists gear up for a big win on May 7, the contribution of one man is in danger of being overlooked
Britain’s true colours.
Politicians should cut the language deficit for the sake of voters.
‘Best job in the world’
Labour's Scottish position could not be any more grim. Here are some suggestions for the long road back to contention.