Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman. He has been the editor of Granta, a senior editor at the Observer and a staff writer at the Times.
Jason Cowley on the struggles and woes of the Labour leader.
Nicola Sturgeon is adored by the party’s activists. She is a formidable machine politician and a capable media performer.
Under the talented and popular Nicola Sturgeon, the party will become stronger still. Labour is on the run.
Our present constitutional settlement is not merely unacceptable; it is broken.
NS editor Jason Cowley writes from a cold, grey-skied Edinburgh on the eve of the vote.
The belief that waves of proletarian Scots will carry the nationalists to victory seems far-fetched.
If Britain cannot work out how to stay together when so much unites us – language, culture, shared sacrifice, blood – the portents for the 21st century are dark indeed.
If it’s a narrow No, the campaign for a second Scottish independence referendum will begin on Friday 19 September.
Alex Salmond, whose political mission from the outset was to destroy Great Britain, might end up creating the conditions in which it can be remade and thus saved.
The Gaza conflict has raised the important question of empathy. Would that both sides were capable of greater empathy and, indeed, imagination.
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