First WMDs, then regime change, now 9/11: Blair’s story shifts again

For Tony Blair, reality is whatever he believes it to be, at whatever moment he chooses to believe it. One has to sift...

Six days on, what lessons should we learn from the Norway attacks?

By John Knox Like most people, I suspect, my first reaction to the Norwegian attacks was one of shock. Then came anger. Then came shame...

SNP’s irresponsible council tax plan will subsidise the rich

So now we know. The 2011 election campaign will be fought on council tax. Labour is prepared to lift the council tax freeze and...

Nicola Sturgeon: scotching the myths about independence

The following is an article by Scottish deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon, first published in yesterday's Sunday Herald. Last weekend in Inverness, the SNP fired...
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Friday song: Devo Macs

You can keep your Engelbert and your Humperdinck: here is the Scottish Eurovision entry from the Sensational Alex Salmond Band, Devo Macs. The band's Best...
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Scotland’s economic future: Business will ‘thrive’ regardless of independence

Business likes certainty. It wants to operate in an environment where it can take the kind of decisions which will have lasting effects. Thus...

Austerity budget may be Swinney’s easiest yet

It is somewhat ironic that John Swinney, the Finance Secretary, will find it easier to get his budget through the Scottish Parliament this year,...

New ‘national’ newspaper hits the streets but has little relevance outside London

In one of those bizarre moves that only could happen in the mad world of newspapers, a new daily title has just been launched...

Vince Cable conference speech

I have come to account to you, Conference, for the work I have been carrying out in the Coalition Government. I have managed to infuriate...

Why civil society is vital to finding the answers on press regulation

By Douglas White As the Leveson Inquiry embarks upon its first formal hearings this week, it is already clear that the debate about the future...