Tagged: SNP

No Such Thing as a “Progressive Alliance”

With figures across the left calling for an electoral pact between “progressive” parties, Antony Tucker says why this isn’t a realistic or worthwhile idea. Over the last few months, many figures across the left...

The SNP officially supports remaining in Europe but could leaving be a huge boost to their independence campaign? (Photo: The Independent)

The EU Referendum: Ajockalypse Now

The SNP has threatened to hold another independence referendum if Scotland is dragged out of the EU by England. The consequences of ignoring Scotland’s voice in this debate have never been direr. Whilst a...

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...

Nationwide council, assembly, parliamentary and mayoral polls have resulted in a mixed but disappointing showing in Jeremy Corbyn’s first major electoral test as Labour leader. (Image: BBC/Getty Images

The Costs of Complacency

With Labour’s mixed showing in this May’s elections, Antony Tucker argues that major changes are needed to revive the party’s electability. With the results of the council, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, Police and Crime...

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...

Crowds in Dublin celebrating the Republic of Ireland’s “Yes” vote for marriage equality in May 2015. (Photo: BBC/ Getty Images)

Equality Is Not Optional

The rising use of the referendum to decide on equaliy issues is profoundly wrong, and undermines the idea of fundamental rights – so says Antony Tucker In 2015 the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia...

Will Sturgeon still be laughing in May? (Picture: Press and Journal)

Sturgeon’s Silver Lining

After gaining 56 seats in the 2015 general election, the SNP are going from strength to strength. Could they reach an overwhelming majority again in the Scottish Parliament elections? As the date of the...

Brave Hearts: Scotland Must Break Free

Nicola Sturgeon tells anyone that will listen that a “No” vote in the coming EU referendum may spark another poll on Scotland’s membership of the UK. Filibuster’s Sam Betley spells out the irony of...

Where next for Labour?

Labour is currently in the throes of a leadership battle. With Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall out in front, Yvette Cooper hot on their heels and radical latecomer Jeremy Corbyn throwing his hat in...

Ukip: Viewing the Silver Lining

Our new writer, Jordan Wareham, a Ukip member and activist, looks back at Ukip’s performance last Thursday and provides reasons for Ukippers to be cheerful.  The Aftermath: Ukip By Jordan Wareham _________________ Former and...

Labour: As the Dust Settles

Will Matthias, a Labour Party member, reflects on his party’s dismal showing last Thursday and asks: where now? The Aftermath: Labour By Will Matthias ___________________ Ed Miliband holds his hands up and accepts full...

The Conservatives: Why We Won

Stephen McKenzie, the Conservatives’ Team2015 co-ordinator for the constituency of Hendon (which the Conservatives held) gives his reaction to the shock result of Thursday’s election and explains how David Cameron led his party to...

CAMERON WINS MAJORITY

CAMERON WINS MAJORITY

SHOCK RESULT CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY OF 12 CONSERVATIVES – 331 (+24) LABOUR – 232 (-26) SNP – 56 (+50) LIBERAL DEMOCRATS – 8 (-49) DUP – 8 (-) SINN FÉIN – 4 (-1) PLAID CYMRU...

Credit where credit’s due.

The first peacetime coalition since the 1930s is now coming to an end. Even as a Labour supporter, one has to concede that while it’s been far from perfect, this coalition has surpassed all...

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