The Scottish Nationals’ emphasis on independence is an attempt to distract voters from the party’s woeful performance in office.
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.
The first minister of Scotland addressing the Edinburgh TV festival .
The Scottish first minister’s speech may have been strong on vision, but there were no signs of innovative thinking on how new Scottish services would be funded at a time of BBC cutbacks.
Man the ramparts! Could Inveraray Castle be heading into commoner hands?
The landed gentry don’t like the reforms that are in the offing. But that doesn’t mean there’s anything radical about them.
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.
Energy secretary Amber Rudd on the march.
With wind braced for more cutbacks, government backing of nuclear and fracking will end in tears.
Protesters gathered in force for the UK state opening of parliament on May 27.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.
‘More of a trim and a prune than digging up the whole garden’
Scottish and English land rules look set to further diverge, but talk of a revolution north of the border is somewhat wide of the mark.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove is overseeing human rights reform.
The Conservatives have got it half-right by seeking to repeal the Human Rights Act. Too bad they want to replace it with something almost as unhelpful.
‘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…