It’s long past panto season, but Scottish politics didn’t get that memo. With each day the inquiry into the Government mishandling of the Salmond affair gets more slapstick, more ribald and more grotesque.

Source Direct: He’s Behind You!



The investigation into the Scottish Government’s handling of the Salmond affair has consumed column inches and online discussions. But that’s all happening in bubbles of political trainspotters. What about public sentiment? Does anyone care?

Source Direct: A House Divided


At stake here, on both sides of this debate, is tolerance. And, more broadly, to what extent the state becomes involved in arbitrating on it. Historically, these questions have been just as meaningful for socialists and communists as for conservatives. Indeed, substantially more so.

Source Direct: Hating the Hatred



Ahead of SNP annual conference tomorrow, Living Rent tenants’ union are delivering their Tenant Manifesto to the SNP’s party HQ in Edinburgh. They’re calling for proper rent controls, after the Scottish Parliament introduced Rent Pressure Zones in 2016 that councils have been unable to use, due to the cost of data collection requirements placed on them to […]

A strange conference in a strange moment for the SNP