Author: Ryan Curran

The government’s campaign of fear is the dishonourable way to win the referendum, but the evidence suggests it’s working. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA)

Project Fear Is Working

Scaring the electorate into voting for “Remain” may be wrong, but it is working nonetheless. Having witnessed the passion and intense level of debate during Scotland’s independence referendum in 2014, it seemed the rather...

Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station, 4 September 2015. (Photo: Mstyslav Chernov)

Tipping Point

David Cameron devoted copious amounts of time to negotiating the terms of his insignificant EU deal, yet with public concern growing over the worsening refugee crisis, perhaps his focus should have been elsewhere As...

Following her big win in New York, Hillary Clinton’s lead is now insurmountable (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On the Back-Berner

Bernie Sanders now has no feasible path to White House, but he can still help shape the Democratic debate. Almost a year since Bernie Sanders officially announced his presidential bid, it’s safe to say...

This year’s Scottish parliamentary election was the fifth since Holyrood’s formation. (Photo: Getty)

Holyrood’s Rude Awakenings

As the dust settles from Thursday’s Scottish Parliament elections, Ryan Curran looks at how Scottish politics is no longer simply a matter of left vs right, but rather one of nationalism vs unionism. Last...

Boris Johnson should stop being so apoplectic over the government’s pro-EU leaflets. (Photo: Andy Rain/EPA)

Lay Off the Leaflet

The government has just spent £9m on pro-EU leaflets for every household. Ryan Curran has a simple message for the Brexit camp if they want to win: get over it. Naturally, if you begin...

Ruth Davidson has got Scottish Labour in the crosshairs. (Photo: Channel 4)

Tartan Tories: Ruth’s Revival

After decades of near political irrelevance in Scotland, are the Conservatives finally undergoing a revival under Ruth Davidson? For decades, the Conservatives have remained a near political irrelevance in Scotland. Following devolution and the...

George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March (Photo: Flickr/UK Parliament)

George’s Marvellous Medicine

George Osborne’s recent Budget unravelled spectacularly last week. Does this spell the end for his hopes of becoming prime minister? Observing the chaos currently overwhelming the Conservative Party following George Osborne’s Budget, it is perplexing...

Can Tim Farron help reinstate the Liberal Democrats as an influential parliamentary force? (Photo: Flickr/Liberal Democrats)

The Lib Dems: Going to Pot

In order to prevent continued irrelevance beyond 2020, the Liberal Democrats need to be bold. By adopting a radical stance on cannabis, they’re doing just that. In the lead up to last year’s general...

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