CSM EDITORIAL The big problem that UKIP have this general election is Brexit. The UK Independence Party seems as sensible a name after Article 50 as advertising Christmas bargains in January. No wonder that Paul Nuttall is struggling to hold his party together. No wonder they have been through torrid leadership elections since the EU Referendum. Little wonder that Nigel Farage is staying well clear … Continue reading SNP: Temporary, Brittle & Divided
BY JOHN ISMAEL It seems Nicola Sturgeon is still struggling to control extremists in her party. The modern political scourge of SNP’s cybernats doesn’t seem to be going away despite her party’s efforts to sort the problem out during that low point of abuse when former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy faced a torrent of foul online messages from nationalist supporters in the weeks before … Continue reading Damaged SNP Unleashes Cybernats
CSM EDITORIAL Any damage that the Conservative Party or the Liberal Democrats can do to the awful SNP in Scotland will be most welcome. There are several seats which could change hands in Scotland at the upcoming General Election, including the seat of Moray held by Angus Robertson, the SNP deputy leader. If, as polls currently predict, the SNP loses nine seats then Nicola Sturgeon’s … Continue reading The SNP, Hitler & the IRA
BY DAVID HARTHILL What vested interest have the English in the preservation of the United Kingdom? Historically, England has won many battles against the French—Crecy, La Roche-Derrien, Poitiers, Agincourt, to name but some. Those battles were won despite English kings having to leave forces behind in the north to guard against opportunistic incursions by Scots. E.g. 1346, when a Scottish army marched south to eventual defeat … Continue reading The English Case for Union
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?
BY VADIM STELKOV It seems to be the season for blaming Russia for everything. And no doubt, though it may come as a shock to civvy street, there is substance in the losing Democrats’ claims of the US elections being disrupted by Putin’s Russian hackers – and Obama political appointees in US intelligence agencies have confirmed as much. The extent of Russia’s hacking is a … Continue reading The SNP Russian Adventure
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN David Sole’s Scotland’s 1990 Calcutta Cup defeat of the Auld Enemy before a partisan crowd at Murrayfield Park in Edinburgh was agonising for all Englishmen to watch. Since then, there have been skirmishes won (and a few lost) but none hurt the English so much as that gut-buster of a defeat. I was studying A-Level History at the time and struggled to keep up with … Continue reading What is Scottish?