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Jenny Hjul

This ban smacks of an SNP distraction

October 25 2017

Nicola Sturgeon will have been pleased, on the whole, with the headlines that greeted her decision to ban the smacking of children in Scotland. While her government presides over a crisis in primary health care and plummeting education standards, the debate about physical punishment provides a handy distraction.

Jenny Hjul

No more bleating by the Brexit sidelines, please

October 18 2017

With Brexit negotiations on a knife edge it seems irrelevant to bring up the subject of Scottish independence – again. But the link between leaving Europe and leaving the UK is made ad nauseam by the nationalists, so link them we must.

Jenny Hjul

We will pay cost of fracking ban

October 11 2017

Inside the SNP bubble this week the focus has been on the party itself yet again but in the world beyond the conference hall patience with Scotland’s ruling party is wearing thin.

Jenny Hjul

Divisions troubling for Theresa May

January 18 2017

Europe, and Britain’s place in it, might have propelled Theresa May to the top job in British politics but it has also given her a permanent headache since she entered Number 10. This week the pain must have intensified somewhat.

Jenny Hjul

The SNP’s school daze

September 6 2017

It’s hard to decide what is more worrying in Professor Lindsay Paterson’s critique of the Scottish Government’s education policy.