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James Maxwell is a Scottish political journalist. He is based between Scotland and London.
But the SNP’s lack of radicalism makes it difficult for the Yes campaign to capitalise.
The SNP could use Labour’s promise to maintain coalition austerity policies to increase union support.
Scotland will not be forced to adopt a scorched earth approach to public spending if it leaves the UK.
The pro-independence camp can't afford to spend the next 20 months simply responding to aggressive unionist and media questioning.
The independence debate is breathing new life into Scottish socialism.
A dispute over Scottish membership of NATO will raise questions about the party’s strategy and values at its conference in Perth this weekend.
When it comes to the Union, Miliband matters.
Working class Scots are more likely to support independence but less likely to vote than their middle class counterparts.
How might the Scottish constitutional debate affect politics in Northern Ireland?
Petty tribalism has ruined two potentially useful consultations on the independence referendum.