A prisoner of Unionism

A prisoner of Unionism

Johann Lamont is Scottish Labour’s sixth leader since the establishment of the Scottish Parliament. Unlike her predecessors, she leads all of her Party in Scotland – MPs, MSPs, councillors and party activists alike. She heads a Party that is now more fully devolved from UK rule than at…

Rejected Tories can’t impose will on Scotland

Rejected Tories can’t impose will on Scotland

As part of the independence movement, one of the challenges faced by the SSP is persuading a majority of our fellow citizens to vote for Scotland to retake the status of a normal independent nation. The last poll of 2011 showed the tide of public opinion beginning to…

What happened to SNP’s ‘champions’?

What happened to SNP’s ‘champions’?

As we head towards a new year, it’s worth taking a small glance back at 2011. For those of us involved in politics, 2011 will forever be remembered as the year when a pro-independence party won a majority of seats in the Scottish Parliament, and by doing so…

What is Salmond’s Plan MacB?

What is Salmond’s Plan MacB?

Alex Salmond never tires of telling the Westminster Government that it should be copying his ‘Plan MacB’: the…

New SNP and their Devo-Max

New SNP and their Devo-Max

Amid all the speculation about the Independence Referendum and how many questions will be posed, a significant issue…

Nothing less than independence for Scotland

Nothing less than independence for Scotland

I have to be honest and admit I didn’t actually watch Alex Salmond’s speech to the SNP Conference.…

Don’t leave independence to the SNP

Don’t leave independence to the SNP

Later this month the SNP will gather in Inverness for its annual conference. This will be the first…

SNP roll over on ConDem cuts

SNP roll over on ConDem cuts

The Programme for Government, recently announced by First Minister Alex Salmond, is remarkable mainly for one thing…its lack…

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