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.
When the BBC was forced last summer to reveal the pay details of employees earning more than £150,000 there was widespread outrage.
Monday’s Budget gave Scotland’s government little to go on in terms of blaming Westminster for its own shortcomings.
As Theresa May enters the ring again today with her EU adversaries – for that is what they have become – we can make several assertions.
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When Angus Robertson lost his Moray seat in the 2017 general election, he joined a queue of big SNP beasts heading out of frontline politics.
The parliaments north and south of the border may still be enjoying their lengthy summer recesses but there has been no shortage of politics over the holidays, and politicians of all parties will now be girding themselves for the bruising conference season.
Even to non Brexiteers, the campaign for a People’s Vote on Europe insults all normal concepts of democracy. For what did we have back in June 2016 but a vote by the people?
There has been much condemnation of the vile language used by a hardline Brexiteer against Theresa May, which brought divisions over Europe to a new low. An unnamed (at the time of writing) former Tory minister was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying: “The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon.”
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.
Unless you were one of the 50,000 people the SNP claims to have spoken to over the weekend you may be unaware there was a nationalist ‘Day of Action’ across the country.