Monthly Archives: October 2016

Nicola Sturgeon’s lonely decision

by James Mitchell  One issue will dominate discussion at the SNP conference in Glasgow this week, though not on the floor of the conference. The decision on when a second independence referendum is held is in the hands of Nicola … Continue reading

Posted in Local Government, Parliament, Scottish Government, Scottish Politics | Leave a comment

The future of the Scottish Tories: more than theatricals…

by  James Mitchell   For three decades, senior Tories in London were perplexed by political developments in Scotland. As they saw it, the party’s support receded as Scots embraced their policies. Scots bought their council houses but showed little gratitude … Continue reading

Posted in Local Government, Parliament, Scottish Government, Scottish Politics | 2 Comments