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May and Sturgeon on A50 collision course. Indyref2 within days?

WE’RE all familiar with the game of chicken from Hollywood films. Two testosterone-fuelled men drive head-on at high speed in the sure knowledge that the weaker will eventually swerve to avoid catastrophe – only sometimes they don’t. But it seems women are just as capable of playing this dangerous game. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon … Continue reading

Viva Wallonia . There are lots of special “substate” arrangements in the EU and Sturgeon has every right to demand one for Scotland

THE first time Nicola Sturgeon met Theresa May was in June, shortly after she had become Prime Minister. They got on well, we were told. As women at the summit of politics, they have a lot in common, and May was trying to present herself as a more down-to-earth leader than the Eton elitists she … Continue reading

Sturgeon wants a special relationship with the EU. She just might get one.

Read her lips: “I am determined that Scotland will have the ability to reconsider the option of independence before the UK leaves the EU.” That was the passage from Nicola Sturgeon’s first speech to the SNP conference that made the headlines and aroused the 3000 odd activists at the SNP conference to a pitch of … Continue reading

Now MPs are getting their act together on Brexit, time for Holyrood’s parties to follow.

BETTER late than never, MPs in Westminster have started to get their act together over Brexit. It’s a month since Theresa May made clear she intended to push Article 50 through under pre-democratic powers of Royal Prerogative. It seemed obvious that by-passing Parliament raised questions about executive power and parliamentary sovereignty. But a lack of … Continue reading

Narcissism of small differences likely to dominate Holyrood elections.

POLITICS is often called a dialogue of the deaf, but on Thursday’s First Minister’s Questions it really was. Labour’s Kezia Dugdale seemed unable to hear Nicola Sturgeon ruling out lifting the threshold for higher rate taxation as outlined in George Osborne’s budget. Four times Ms Dugdale asked and four times she got the same message: … Continue reading

Testing in primary schools and a review of police governance are hardly going to quell the complaints that Sturgeon has lost her radical edge.

The reintroduction of testing in primary schools and a review of police governance are hardly going to quell the complaints that the Scottish Government has lost its radical edge; that’s if you accept it had one in the first place. Testing was originally a Tory idea, warmly welcomed by Ruth Davidson. And the First Minister … Continue reading

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