Analysis: Ruth Davidson – a legacy of failure
The Scottish Tory leader leaves behind no major accomplishment beyond providing cover for the populist right which has left Britain in chaos
TIMING. According to comedians, it’s important. Turns out it can garner a few laughs in politics as well.
Analysis: What does John McDonnell’s intervention mean for a second independence referendum?
The Corbynite inner circle has indicated its openness to a second vote before – for it to mean anything, a commitment will need to be secured
FOR the embattled ranks of Scottish Labour, it was an epic betrayal; for those invested in the future of the Union, an act of supreme, unforced recklessness; for enemies of the Corbynite project within Labour, further proof that the party high command has lost touch with political reality.
For John McDonnell… It was Tuesday.
‘Unethical, unsustainable and makes no financial sense’: Edinburgh Sick Kids scandal shows time’s up for private financing, argue Greens
Massive cost of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People demonstrates the failure of the private finance infrastructure model, says Scottish Green co-leader Patrick Harvie
Analysis: Could the Scottish Tories break-away?
With Ruth Davidson’s popularity among UK Tory members in sharp decline as the party is at loggerheads north and south of the border, does Murdo Fraser’s idea of a break-away Scottish party have legs?
THE news that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is the least popular figure among UK Conservative members in a poll by Conservative Home comes as no surprise, but it is worth registering how far her star has fallen amongst the Tory faithful.
What is to be done? Indy activists on political strategy in the era of Boris Johnson
The rise of Boris Johnson has provoked a sense of urgency in the Scottish independence movement. How should it respond to his premiership, and what should its next move be? CS speaks to activists in the movement to find out.
BORIS JOHNSON’S accession to Downing Street has placed fresh emphasis upon the Scottish Government’s calls for a second independence referendum.
Mediation, 'Agent of Change' and no equal right of appeal: 5 conclusions from the passage of the #PlanningBill
After a week of often emotive debate, the Planning Bill has now passed – what are the major consequences?
THE most amended bill in the history of the Scottish Parliament has now been passed, by 78 to 26.