independence – self-determination – autonomy

Alistair Darling

  • Commentary
    3rd Apr'15 42
  • Commentary

    A Question of Legitimacy

    Today’s YouGov #GE2015 Scotland poll seats: SNP 48 (+42) Lab 9 (-32) Con 1 (=) LDem 1 (-10) are causing widespread panic. As the reality […]

    15th Mar'15 55
  • Commentary

    Back to Business

    As Alistair Darling and Johann Lamont come together In Manchester to gloat and dwell in unpleasant self-congratulation, how are things going for Labour across the […]

    Mike Small 24th Sep'14 46
  • Commentary

    Flipper Flopped Flapped and Failed

    A decisive moment and crucial timing last night as Alistair Darling crumbled under the onslaught of Salmond’s analysis. If the body language was anything to […]

    Mike Small 26th Aug'14 51
  • Commentary


    And Eck was cast into a furnace of fire: there was wailing and gnashing of teeth. To Britain’s journalists there was no question, Darling bested […]

    Alistair Davidson 15th Aug'14 45
  • Austerity Britain

    Use Your Loaf

    Picture it, if you will. I am standing in a short shop queue waiting my turn to be served, when a man runs past me […]

    Stewart Bremner 31st Jul'14 80
  • Commentary
    Kevin Williamson 13th Jul'14 28
  • Alex Salmond
    Kevin Williamson 10th Jul'14 61
  • Poetry
    Mike Small 7th Jun'14 11
  • Media

    An Inaudible Mumble

    Today we hear that Ed Miliband’s main response to the Queens Speech is to decry the fact that there isn’t another immigration bill. What a […]

    Mike Small 5th Jun'14 41
  • Commentary

    Here Comes Boo Radley

    Here comes the Boo Radley of Scottish politics again. If Gordon Brown did a tour like Gorgeous George it would be called ‘Stepping Out of […]

    Mike Small 23rd Apr'14 19
  • Commentary

    Unionism’s Credibility Gap

    The distinguished psephologist Professor John Curtice has suggested that we may expect the turnout for the Scottish Referendum on 18th September to be around 80% […]

    John Warren 16th Apr'14 21
  • Economics

    Money Trouble

    Now that is embarrassing. After weeks of carefully contrived coordination between Tories red, blue and yellow, the Great Currency Union Bluff seems to have fallen […]

    Mike Small 28th Mar'14 77
  • Commentary

    North Star

    “Alex Salmond is right “Cameron doesn’t speak for England, he speaks for a Westminster elite” Go for it, Scotland” – Billy Bragg The last few […]

    Mike Small 8th Feb'14 10
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