James Maxwell is a Scottish political journalist. He is based between Scotland and London.

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The Staggers
11 April 2014
Radicalism is the key to victory.
Politics
06 February 2014
Vince Cable became the latest UK government minister to warn (or imply, at any rate) that the financial crisis would...
Politics
28 November 2013
After more than a year of faltering starts, the Yes campaign has had a good week. Last Saturday, 1,100 left wing...
The Staggers
25 October 2013
Is the news from Dunfermline this morning another sign of Scottish Labour’s revival? Having managed to hold on to...
The Staggers
07 October 2013
There’s nothing Alex Salmond loves more than a rammy with the Secretary of State for Scotland. Since he first...
The Staggers
03 October 2013
Ed Miliband's conference speech may or may not turn out to be the game-changer his supporters hope, but there's...
The Staggers
18 September 2013
With a year to go until the referendum, it’s safe to say most Scots remain disengaged from the debate about their...
The Staggers
20 August 2013
The discovery of oil and gas in the North Sea in the late 1960s and early ‘70s had a transformative effect on...
The Staggers
01 August 2013
Unionists are ahead in the poll but losing the argument.
The Staggers
19 July 2013
2007 was a good year for nationalist parties in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. In addition to the SNP winning...
Politics
26 June 2013
For some months after the SNP defied electoral arithmetic to secure majority status at Holyrood in 2011, its control of...
The Staggers
24 May 2013
Contrary to his subsequent assertions, the protest which greeted Nigel Farage on his trip to Edinburgh last week was...
The Staggers
01 May 2013
Against expectations, the Chancellor’s visit to Glasgow last week was a success. Speaking to a gathering of...
The Staggers
02 April 2013
In 1968, Mick McGahey, president of the National Union of Mineworkers in Scotland, attacked nationalism, an...
The Staggers
28 February 2013
The publication earlier this month of the first report by the Scottish government’s Fiscal Commission Working...

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