There is a rumbling debate about the timing of a proposed Scottish independence referendum, highlighted by remarks from Labour’s Keir Starmer and the SNP’s John Swinney.

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You don’t have to be Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest fan to take serious issue with his suspension from the Labour party yesterday, you just have to have some commitment to basic principles of honesty, fairness and justice.  The party’s General Secretary David Evans has not actually been willing to even explain to the National Executive Committee, […]

Is dissent allowed in Keir Starmer’s Labour?





“The increasingly dominant view within Tory unionism is that devolution has backfired, and its institutions have only provided a vehicle for the Union’s enemies. Why not engineer a conflict through which devolution might be undercut?”

Sean Bell: Power grabs and the future of devolution



It’s a sign of the strange and frankly deeply disturbing Twitterisation of political debate in the UK that Robert Jenrick is not sacked as a Minister for a classic case of corruption, while Rebecca Long-Bailey is sacked as a shadow Minister for sub-tweeting The Independent’s interview with an actor who she knows from her constituency, describing her […]

Racist policing is a systemic, international problem


“From the virus itself, to the economic fallout, party infighting and the national question in Scotland, the party will struggle mightily to present a unified and popular alternative. What prospects are there for Starmerism in the 2020s?”

The mounting problems facing Starmer’s new Labour era