Tommy Sheppard: Tories won’t grab our powers without a fight
Brexit rumbles on. Last week the SNP walked out of parliament in protest at not being allowed to discuss House of Lords amendments that will seriously affect how we are governed. If we can’t have our say inside the chamber we’ll make our arguments outside.
Brian Montieth: May is showing a healthy political savvy – at last
You do not have to agree with something people say or do to admire and respect the thinking behind it or the execution in delivering it. Understanding the skill and craft, the cunning even, of an opponent is an important aspect of gaining some humility.
Ian Swanson: Independence an uphill trudge for SNP despite walkout
THE expulsion of Ian Blackford from the House of Commons and the immediate walkout by all the other SNP MPs catapulted Scotland to the front of UK political consciousness in a way little else short of another independence referendum could.