The royal prerogative

6 Dec

Wait, Scotland is a what now, Conservative Home? Beyond the embarrassing clanger, though, the article is an interesting analysis of the key marginal seats in Scotland next week, which is to say nearly all of them. With anywhere between 25 and 50 being …

The bidding war

27 Nov

Remember this, readers? What a long time ago it seems. And we don’t just mean Ruth Davidson being in favour of staying in the EU. Remember the days when politics was to be settled by democracy? “You don’t get a referendum for free, yo…

The Panel

19 Nov

This, frankly, is something that we should have done years before now. But it’s never too late to start. One of the most annoying and undemocratic things about modern politics is the ease with which MPs and candidates can simply ignore the electo…

We are confused

18 Nov

We’ve just taken our first week off in eight years, and no sooner are we back than the whole world’s turned on its head. Because this is Brian Wilson in today’s Scotsman. The only thing we don’t understand is: if a Holyrood majo…