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Demise of Empire State Britain

Gerry Hassan with eleven takes on the SNP, Labour, independence and the problem of the British state

A welcome requiem for the English Empire?

Glyn Ford on post-Brexit fantasies

A better yesterday?

Gerry Hassan says Scottish Labour has to execute a dramatic forward-looking change if it is to reverse decades of decline

Scotland & the end of the Empire State

Gerry Hassan on self-government, the weaknesses of Labour (and Tory) opposition to the SNP and the need for a new constitutional settlement as the Brexit imbroglio unfolds

Scotland and the long game

Paul Salveson on Brexit conundrums and future scenarios

Gerry Hassan on a Scotland that keeps rejecting Labour

Gerry Hassan on the end of British politics and what it means for Scotland    There is no such thing as British politics. This was evident...

Dave Watson on Scottish Labour’s break with austerity

Dave Watson sees a long haul for Labour   The Holyrood election debate was looking pretty boring, but in February Scottish Labour suddenly made it interesting....

Scotland, Europe and Cameron’s follies

Paul Teasdale says that most people in Scotland hope that Cameron does not deliver on his pledges   The referendum in Scotland has ended in a...

Gerry Hassan on Scotland’s divisions in Chartist #271

We are One Scotland Gerry Hassan surveys the troubled politics of post-referendum Scotland as it becomes very clear that the dust has far from settled,...

The New Devolution Politics & the ‘Neverendum’

The aftermath of the referendum has been won by Scotland's Nationalists. This could have serious long-term consequences which could still see Scotland go it...

Better together: Have we arrived at our federal moment?

Scotland's NO vote in Thursday's referendum has left a number of hugely important questions. What will Devo-Max look like? what are the repercussions for...