As parliament was about to be prorogued on Monday night, it was ironically a Scottish Nationalist MP who voiced outrage, on behalf of opposition party leaders, at the threat to British democracy.
The political crisis in Westminster has been a gift to the SNP government, which has exploited every Brexit twist and turn to push its case for independence.
The departure of Ruth Davidson from the front line of Scottish politics is as big a blow to the United Kingdom as it is to her party.
In an ideal world, there would be no more talk of nationalism, nationalist movements and other divisive, xenophobic, introspective crusades.
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When British politics wasn’t dominated by its lunatic fringes, as it is now, sturdy stalwarts of the mainstream, like Gordon Brown, were rarely accorded due respect.
Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll showing a majority of Scots are in favour of independence may be the first such result of its kind in more than two years.
Barring a miracle, Boris Johnson will move into Downing Street next week, replacing Theresa May as prime minister, and uniting his opponents (inside and outside his party) in outrage.
One thing the many contenders for the Tory leadership contest had in common was a determination to rule out a second independence referendum in Scotland.
On a recent trip to Sutherland I was struck (not literally, thank goodness) by two things – motorbikes and motorhomes.
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As the battle for the Tory leadership is now a two-horse race, it should be easier for Conservatives to back their man (no women are left in the contest).