The SNP: one thing at a time

There is a joke I’ve been telling a lot recently, given the state in which the cause of independence finds itself. The military hold a training exercise to assess the reaction of soldiers to a sudden, unexpected crisis. They give a group of soldiers a sedative...

How to save the SNP

First published by The National There are no simple or comfortable answers to a political implosion. In fact there is no single, simple cause. The SNP just accumulated too many voters who had too much discontent. Some are unhappy with how policy has impacted their...

This defeat was the SNP’s own creation

The SNP has been careering towards a cliff-edge for a long time now. I am not in the camp that believes you can destroy your main political vehicle and rebuild an alternative without significant consequence. That is why I have been trying to warn about this outcome...

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