Driving through central Edinburgh over the weekend I noticed in the distance a small crowd waving banners. As this is August, I assumed it was a mass participation Fringe event, but then, closer up, deduced from the type of noise they were making that it was a demonstration.
Supporters of Boris Johnson believe his latest ploy to propel himself on to the front pages has revived his Tory leadership chances and given him another possible crack at Number 10.
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When does an apparently persecuted minority become a persecutor? Is it when its cause is appropriated by those with their own political agenda?
Ever since Sir Iain McMillan retired as head of the Confederation of British Industry in Scotland, the voice of the wealth-creating sector has been oddly silent.
One thing most of Britain’s political parties have in common over Brexit is their bitter internal divisions. Now we have a general election looming, those differences will no doubt set the tone of the campaign.
There may be a few days left of 2018, but I think it’s safe to say the big triumph this year is that we’ve got through it without an election.
Monday’s Budget gave Scotland’s government little to go on in terms of blaming Westminster for its own shortcomings.
If anyone was in any doubt about Nicola Sturgeon’s true intentions regarding her Brexit strategy, all was revealed on Monday morning during a deeply troubling radio interview.
Anyone who didn’t think Boris Johnson would quickly become a liability in Downing Street must now be wondering how they could have been so naïve.
Campaign literature from all the main parties dropped through the letterbox on Monday. Some of it makes fascinating reading.