The break-up of Britain is in the interests of neither the English, the Scots, nor the US. Scottish nationalism is "a game played at the end of history"
Spain's model of "asymmetrical devolution" may not be very encouraging for those who want devolution to come to a rest.
Unlike Frenchness, Britishness never suppressed earlier identities. Will a Scots parliament come to its aid?
A new regular column on the political upheaval in "these islands" starts its journey with scandal-ridden Dublin
Is home rule enough? Dear Andrew, It is many years since you and I were foot soldiers in the Portobello Labour party in Edinburgh. Scottish politics looks very different today (alas, the same cannot...
The Scottish media cannot see that Tony Blair is selling devolution to the English
Devolution for Scotland will mean the end of a politics distorted by the national question. Peter Jones, of The Economist, says issues will soon have to be discussed on their merits. This might come...
Scotland's unsettled will Dear David, You have said that devolution or home rule, as I prefer to call it, is "the settled will" of the Scottish people. I am not so sure about that. Setting aside the...
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