The UK is now the only democracy where the children of formerly colonised people are running the country that colonised their parents’ and grandparents’ nations.
The SNP’s new leader only just squeaked over the line against his rivals, which is a bad sign for his ambition to take Scotland out of the UK.
It’s rare to have quite so many former PMs and first ministers still in parliament.
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Does the law that created the Scottish parliament allow it to call indyref2?
There is talk of delay, but the Scottish parliament has been working since last year to make sure this vote can be held safely.
The prime minister may be assured that this issue will not be going away any time soon as Nicola Sturgeon makes a democratic case for transferring powers rather than a legal one.
Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May.
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Scotland’s decision to reject the Brexit Bill may herald a national constitutional crisis.
Fioramonti in Edinburgh.
South African economist is one of leading voices questioning the way we relate everything to a single statistic.
Sturgeon addresses SNP spring conference on Friday March 17.
The Scottish and UK leaders exchanged fire this week – so, who’s winning?
That’s no Sturgeon .
The two women at the top of UK politics could be heading for a disagreement.
‘Nice knowing you.’
If Holyrood is ultimately answerable to Westminster, Westminster is ultimately answerable to realpolitik.
Without community journalists, many constituents would be uninformed about local issues.
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Community media is ensuring society stays informed at all political levels.
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.
The number of female candidates has risen substantially in this year’s regional elections.
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More candidates mean a change in politics, but it’s not as easy as creating policies such as all women shortlists.
Where next for supporters of end-of-life choice?
The defeat of the Scottish Assisted Dying Bill may be a blow for supporters, but it is not terminal.
More powers are on the cards for the Scottish parliament.
One of the key themes of the referendum campaign will soon be aired when the three unionist parties in Scotland make a joint declaration about plans for more powers for Holyrood in the event of a no vote…
We should beware removing the ancient corroboration rule
The recent decision by the Scottish Parliament to scrap the need for corroboration in criminal trials is designed to solve a longstanding problem: there is a low rate of convictions in rape cases and…
Hands up if you want to end the union.
A year away from the Scottish referendum, we have opinion polls almost weekly, as the media tries to discern the rise and fall in the standings of the rival teams. Yet the most striking fact is the stability…
First Minister Alex Salmond could be the man who regained Scotland’s independence.
Scotland has always been a distinct nation but since the Act of Union in 1707, it has been a nation within a larger political entity: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The election…
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond made a roaring success of minority government.
In Anglo-American democracies at least, having a “minority government” is often regarded as an undesirable state of affairs. Canada may have had considerable experience of the phenomenon, New Zealand learnt…