Tagged with "SNP"
  • Nicola_sturgeon

    The SNP's neo-authoritarian machinations

    The SNP is making a right old mess of governance in Scotland, harming health, education and law and order. But it is good at some things: centralising power and pressing the grievance button against the English

    by Robin Mitchinson - 12 November 2015
  • Sturgeon_today

    SNP's Sturgeon finds kindred spirits in 3rd rate Greek populists

    Confused, superficial, and shallow, it is quite possible that the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon sees a kindred spirit in Greece's Syriza. Responsible governing in the interests of real people comes second to this collection of third-rate, far-left chancers and demagogues

    by Tom Gallagher -  2 July 2015
  • David-cameron-in-scotland

    Cameron's world: Peril and opportunity for the Union

    Cameron needs to understand that his second term is about preserving the Union. This requires a total re-think on strategy. In their hearts and minds, most Scots want the Union to prevail. Cameron needs to get clever, and ignore opportunistic Tories just as much as the neo-authoritarian SNP

    by Tom Gallagher - 12 May 2015
  • Cameron_latest

    Will new Tory govt fudge the constitutional challenges?

    The first Cameron administration was about the economy, the second is about our constitutional arrangements: Scotland, Europe, and our failed electoral system. Will Cameron fudge the lot, or will he rise to these enormous challenges?

    by the commentator -  8 May 2015
  • Snp

    50 shades of Sturgeon: Ed Miliband sleeping with the enemy

    The Labour leader knows deep down that his only route into Number 10 is in the arms of Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party. Such an outcome wouldn’t simply put Britain’s international credibly at risk, it would lead to the simultaneous breakup and bankruptcy of our great country. Don’t risk it

    by Clare George-Hilley - 26 April 2015
  • Nicolasturgeonwide_0

    Rise of Nicola Sturgeon: Shallow empress of north Britain

    Scotland’s insurgents offer no original formula for politics. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is, in reality, a shallow political hack with no coherent vision. Her primary drive is to end the durable British experiment and entrench a bossy, introspective state in the north irrespective of whether it is economically viable or not

    by Tom Gallagher - 22 April 2015
  • John_major_latest

    John Major's ill advised gift to Scottish nationalists

    Here's what John Major got so disastrously wrong: Instead of concentrating on the dangers of a Left-leaning alliance, he came off as sounding as though the SNP had no legitimate right to get elected to Westminster and then behave like every other party. He effectively made a case for Scotland leaving the union

    by the commentator - 21 April 2015
  • Miliband_and_sturgeon

    Ignore the dissembling, Labour would definitely govern with the SNP

    Why is there even any doubt about it? Of course, Ed Miliband would accept SNP support to get into Number 10. After all, he stabbed his own brother in the back to get a shot at it. You really think he'd hesitate if the electoral maths allowed it after May 7?

    by Anticybernat - 19 April 2015
  • Scotland_polarised

    Scotland 2015: Total electoral polarisation

    Scotland is convulsed by confrontation as the SNP and its supporters intimidate opponents. Democratic civility is treated with contempt, and prejudice and disdain are the order of the day

    by Tom Gallagher - 13 April 2015
  • Downing_street

    If the election is a bidding war for votes, Labour will win

    David Cameron is now pledging to freeze rail fares until 2020. But trying to emulate Labour's social populism simply plays into their hands. Conservatives need to look tougher and harder if they want the respect of the British people. It worked for Maggie, and it might work for Dave

    by the commentator - 10 April 2015
  • Nicola-sturgeon-012

    Yet more robotic populism from Nicola Sturgeon

    Nicola Sturgeon is the ultimate robot populist. On any given issue she is programmed to buy votes. The latest shameless move is to bankrupt our children by blocking pension age increases. Neither the SNP nor its potential Labour allies must be allowed to destroy our nation's future

    by the commentator -  7 April 2015
  • St_georges_primary_school

    Religion and Trotskyism mix well in Scotland

    The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon has made quite a splash this week. But if people knew what SNP supporters were playing at with the minds of Scottish kids they might have pause for thought

    by Tom Gallagher -  4 April 2015
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    Ed Miliband's indecent SNP proposal

    The Labour leader betrayed his own brother, tore his family apart and has an arrogant disdain for British businesses. His latest plot to team up with the Scottish National Party is entirely fitting with his lack of character and is another reminder why he is not fit to be Prime Minster of this great country.

    by Steven George-Hilley - 11 March 2015
  • Ed-miliband-closing-gap-david-cameron

    For David Cameron 2015 general election is on a knife-edge

    David Cameron is the most impressive of all of the party leaders and the PM’s supporters boast that his popularity ratings are comfortably ahead of his party’s. But Jim Callaghan was much more popular than Margaret Thatcher when she defeated him in the 1979 general election. That's food for thought

    by Simon Richards -  2 January 2015
  • Salmond_follow_money

    Sick of Scottish whingers

    The English are pig-sick of the whining, whinging Caledonian oat-crunchers, with their never-ending catalogue of grievances, constantly complaining about how badly they are treated by the Sassenachs and at the same time stuffing their sporrans with English money

    by Robin Mitchinson - 17 December 2014