John Davis: Boris Johnson and his acolytes have exposed themselves as spiteful English nationalists
John Davis, Professor of Education at The University of Strathclyde, analyses English nationalist assumptions about Scotland’s place in the Union and what the reaction to the Inner House Of The Court Of Session prorogation ruling tells us about Tory shame-game politics
IT IS so sad that it takes an MEP to summarise the current state of the Tory broken union and to show us what has been there, under our noses, for many years.
Stop the Coo
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller looks at Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament and the ‘stop the coup’ movement
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Sturgeon unveils Climate Emergency focused Programme for Government and lays the groundwork for a General Election campaign
Outlining the 2019-20 Programme for Government, the first minister confirmed that the SNP will put Scotland’s opposition to Brexit and right to choose independence “at the very heart” of any General Election campaign
What can Scotland expect from a snap General Election?
If Boris Johnson’s plans for an October 14 election comes to pass, what key developments can we expect from a Scottish perspective?
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson yesterday [2 September] made it clear that if MPs back an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit, he will authorise a snap General Election for 14 October within 24 hours.
Analysis: Ruth Davidson – a legacy of failure
The Scottish Tory leader leaves behind no major accomplishment beyond providing cover for the populist right which has left Britain in chaos
TIMING. According to comedians, it’s important. Turns out it can garner a few laughs in politics as well.
Analysis: The British constitution is broken - now it should be dismantled completely
Boris Johnson has gamed UK democracy because Britain’s archaic system is easy to exploit – this precedent can’t be put back in the box; a constitutional revolution is needed, Ben Wray finds
THE reality of institutional power is only revealed at times of crisis. This is one of those times for the British state, and the machinations of Boris Johnson’s government certainly is revealing.