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Chris Deerin is the New Statesman's contributing editor (Scotland).
Any sense that Scotland is being denied the right to self-determination by English Tories will alienate voters.
Nicola Sturgeon may have to separate the issue of EU membership from independence.
The left-winger has dismally failed to improve his party’s performance. But its problems go much deeper.
The world-class Logan review on tech should be at the heart of manifestos for next year’s Scottish election.
In the absence of a strong opposition, there are precious few means of holding Nicola Sturgeon’s government to account.
For the sake of her government’s credibility, Sturgeon must remove John Swinney as Scottish Education Secretary.
The frontrunner to become the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives will have to contend with a bouyant SNP and a country increasingly in favour of independence.
A breakaway party would alienate voters just at the moment that ultimate victory is within reach.
Rising support for Scottish and Welsh independence has been matched by a new awareness of “the English government”.
The autonomy demonstrated by the Scottish government has given voters an enticing taste of separation.