BY EFFIE DEANS The SNP has been demanding a second referendum on Scottish independence from the moment it lost the first one. We never get a break. I began writing about Scottish politics in 2012. I was willing to be magnanimous when we won in 2014. I advised people not to gloat or rub it in. That we were all Scots together and now was … Continue reading Scotching the SNP
Under the EU’s phased negotiating strategy, which has been described as “inflexible” by the UK, talks on trade can only begin once “sufficient progress” has been made on citizens’ rights, the Brexit bill and Ireland. Progress, albeit slow at times, is being made on the first and last of those subjects but the financial settlement is at a dead end, with the UK refusing to … Continue reading How Should May Play?
BY JOHN ISMAEL A YouGov poll for The Times put Labour eight points ahead of the Conservatives back in the first week of July. A week is a long time in politics but a month is at least four times longer. According to a BMG Research poll conducted between the 7th and 11th August, the Conservatives are on 42 per cent while Labour has plunged … Continue reading Pied Piper’s Pipe Piping Piffle?
The BBC is generally disliked. What best to do with it? Reform or finish it? After all, it is the British Broadcasting Corporation and allegedly it belongs to us – the British People. Have Your Say. Continue reading What Shall We Do With The BBC?
The last Scottish Referendum – lost by the SNP – was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation poll. Now Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP Leader and Scottish FM, is talking about a new referendum because the Tory Government is not listening to her or the Scots on Brexit. What should happen next? Continue reading What Next For Scotland?