Mock suicide bomber in Trafford Centre.
We often overlook how languages gets caught in political crossfire - and not only in relation to Muslims.
Sturgeon celebrates with the SNP intake after the election.
Everyone is trying to claim the Holyrood result furthers their own position. It's all noise.
First minister at her count in Glasgow.
The new normal for Nicola – minority rule once more.
‘Ain’t seen nuthin yet.’
New devolved powers, lots of parties and the indyref2 question ... hold on to your hats, Holyrood.
The hard sell to come.
England and Scotland see Europe differently and the EU question could hasten the end of the Union.
Pressing the flesh.
Spoiler alert: we already know the winner.
Why Scotland should raise a glass to a certain Brummie Bill.
Holyrood’s main debating chamber.
If Westminster and Holyrood don't do the right deal over the Scotland Bill, here's why they will be storing up more trouble for the future.
Unitary we are not.
The union can survive its current period of volatility, but moves like English votes for English laws and ruling out a UK coalition with the SNP could yet bring it down.
Edinburgh remains in play.
Twelve months on from the vote on Scottish independence, there are no signs of constitutional healing - nor elsewhere in the UK.
The reds: no longer under the bed.
As the Labour Left's fourth choice of candidate prepares to take the party reins, he may have taken the lead from Scotland's Yes campaign and ushered in a new age in UK politics.
If you thought you had the political wiles of Caledonia covered, this’ll be well worth a look
Haggis and Irn Bru have long since been usurped by politics as the greatest Scottish peculiarity. Here's a bunch of nuggets on that subject that are all too often overlooked.
Did the indyref make a permanent difference to voter apathy?
There is a widespread belief that the independence referendum stumbled across the elixir for dispelling longstanding voter apathy. In the areas where it matters most, it is just not true.
‘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.
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.
Reasons to be cheerful.
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The SNP won’t hold a second independence referendum until it knows it can win. That is an obvious statement, but it seems to have been missed by the party’s opponents. They should be pushing SNP leader…
The truth about Scots is sometimes surprising.
Some of Scotland's top political scientists have been thinking about the implications of the constitutional change taking place. Here are some of their observations.
Glasgow’s central square has seen relentless drama in 2014
Stunned, open-mouthed, horrified. How else to describe the events in Glasgow three days before Christmas as a council refuse lorry ran out of control in George Square in the heart of the city? It mounted…
Is former Better Together leader right about consequences of income tax devolution?
Alistair Darling, writing in the Financial Times, warned this week that the full devolution of income tax to Scotland would increase UK borrowing costs and expose Scotland to the destabilising ups and…
Any talk of a Scottish federation should be put on ice.
First the No victory in the Scottish referendum, now the debate about how much extra power should be extended north of the border. While the commission tasked with coming up with proposals prepares to…