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Angry Salmond: Peaceful indy the perfect brew

Nathaniel Currier's lithograph showing tea being destroyed at Boston harbour

Can Scotland declare independence, like the USA did? - @JulieAir1

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

British Sea Power are still fighting off misconceptions about their music

British Sea Power are still fighting off misconceptions about their music

TWO misconceptions about British Sea Power, the Cumbria-born band of eccentrics making music since the turn of the millennium, must be dealt with. The first, that they're somehow dull – The National is still appalled to have read a review around a…

6:30pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

George Kerevan: Ukip may be in its death throes but a rabid right wing is still a real threat

At the weekend, Douglas Carswell announced he would defect from Ukip and run as an independent. Photograph:  Ian Forsyth/Getty

DOUGLAS Carswell, formerly Ukip’s sole MP but now turned independent, leads a solitary, spectral life at Westminster. When he’s there, that is. Carswell is tall, thin and lugubrious. If he has any charm he hides it well. All in all, he is a tragic…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Mhairi Black: When the country is in shock the last thing we should do is listen to right-wing extremists

After Wednesday’s attack, the likes of Nigel Farage led the divisive messages. Photograph:  Jean-Francois Badias/PA

ONE of the problems with a rolling 24-hour news service is that people tend to get desensitised to what is happening in the world. How often do you turn on the TV and see stories of murder, death and violence from every corner of the world but think…

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: ScotRef will happen – but what’s at stake is the timing

Yes supporters in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street in 2014. The next vote wont be any less politicised Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty

FOR a long time, many media people used to invoke the famous Aberdeen Press and Journal headline on the day after the Titanic disaster to ridicule the parochialism of the Scottish press. “North-east man lost at sea”, it said. Except it didn’t.…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017

Pat Kane: Wikileaks is providing post-indy food for thought

Julian Assange, still living in limbo in London, is back in the spotlight following WikiLeaks’ Vault7 revelations

IT’S like a reject script fished from the bins of the Sherlock writing room. Inside an elegant building in Knightsbridge, London, under the protection of a Latin American embassy, lurks one of the most destabilising men in the world. His hair and…

12:00am Saturday 11 March 2017

EU Parliament negotiator keen to prioritise deal on foreign citizens’ rights

Guy Verhofstadt tweeted that the European Parliament would prioritise a deal on UK citizens in the EU and EU citizens in the UK  Photograph: Mark Renders/Getty Images

THE European Parliament’s chief negotiator in the forthcoming Brexit talks has underlined he wants to prioritise a mutual agreement on foreign citizens’ rights.

12:00am Friday 3 March 2017

Carolyn Leckie: This is a time to be bold, not cautious – we can win in 2019

In 2011 the then Scottish Tory leader Annabel Goldie urged Alex Salmond to take a 'brave pill and get on with the referendum'

WELL, what a week it has been. Writing a column amidst a political atmosphere that changes faster than the Scottish weather is a bit of a challenge. But looking back can help to put things in context and make some sense of tumultuous times.

12:00am Monday 20 March 2017

Former Tory treasurer faces police probe after party is hit with record expenses fine

Labour Candidate Will Scobie, left, Ukip Leader Nigel Farage, second leftm and FUKP candidate The Pub Landlord, listen to the Conservative candidate Craig Mackinlay, right, receive his declaration results for the South Thanet Constituency

THE former treasurer of the Conservative Party is facing a police investigation after the party was hit with a record fine over its General Election expenses.

12:00am Friday 17 March 2017

Lesley Riddoch: We must keep the heid to convince the switherers and win independence

Nicola Sturgeon set a tone for the forthcoming campaign when she chose to announce her plans at Bute House rather than the SNP conference

WHY was there no dancing in the streets after the declaration of indyref2 – or ScotRef as we must apparently learn to call it?

12:00am Thursday 16 March 2017
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