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Chris Deerin is the New Statesman's contributing editor (Scotland).
New international rankings showing pupils falling further behind in maths and science confirm the desperate need for change.
The party’s unambiguous opposition to independence could help it remain the country’s second largest force.
The country’s socialists view independence, not the UK, as the vehicle for transformative change.
Politicians will inevitably seek to influence the board and management of the new institution.
The party must conduct a serious and honest conversation about the Curriculum for Excellence and its unintended consequences.
The contest north of the border could determine whether Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister and whether the country moves closer to independence.
Nicola Sturgeon had a good conference that points to a less fractious path to independence, but what happens with Brexit could still upset her plans.
The former PM grasps the scale of the UK’s predicament but not the full need for transformative constitutional reform.
For the Corbynites, a second referendum is a price worth paying for securing power.
Whenever Sturgeon departs, there will be a fight not just for the top job but for the soul of the party.