What would you do if you were Prime Minister for a day? It’s not a bad question to get a sense of someone’s character and creativity. Douglas Ross, hotly tipped to be the next Scottish Tory leader after Jackson’s Carlaw’s shock departure yesterday, was once asked this in an interview, and, quick as flash, without […]

The calibre of political opposition in Scotland is woeful


Alert Source Direct readers will have noticed that we have barely mentioned the words ‘the Labour Party’ for months. That’s because they are not in power in Edinburgh or London, and have had little to say about those which are at the helm that was worth paying attention to. Keir Starmer arrived as UK party leader and […]

Better Together; the Pandemic edition


“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