The myth of the Union

The myth of the Union

As the UK lurches towards a Common vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and it becomes ever more obvious that no route out of the Brexmess enjoys the support of a majority of MPs, the entire future of the UK and everyone in it is being held hostage. British politics...

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Taking the strain

Taking the strain

We’re on about Day 79 of NoScottishPoliticsNewsGate (today’s big in the Herald is something , and was also an “exclusive” in yesterday’s Scottish Sun), so we found ourselves getting diverted by something else in the papers this morning. The Scottish Daily Mail had a piece on the cost of train...

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Labour activist in sewage protest over anti-Semitism allegations

Labour activist in sewage protest over anti-Semitism allegations

Gregson and his allies took the action to publicise the ongoing action by Labour and trades unions against members who have protested the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians. The protesters say that Israel is a racist apartheid state. Doing so contradicts the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism, which...

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Alyn Smith: Tomorrow will be a landmark day for ‘The Scottish Case’

Alyn Smith: Tomorrow will be a landmark day for ‘The Scottish Case’

I’m proud that Andy Wightman MSP and Ross Greer MSP for the Greens, Catherine Stihler MEP and David Martin MEP for Labour, Joanna Cherry MP and I along with Jo Maugham from the Good Law Project have been able to put the party badges to one side in bringing the...

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No-confidence vote ‘inevitable’ if May’s deal is rejected

No-confidence vote ‘inevitable’ if May’s deal is rejected

Labour and the SNP – as well as up to 100 Tory MPs – are expected to vote against May’s plan when it goes to a vote on December 11. Speaking to Sky’s Sophie Ridge, the shadow Brexit secretary said: “We’ve got nine days to go so we will have...

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