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Rory Scothorne is completing a PhD on the relationship between the Scottish radical left and nationalism, and is the co-author of Roch Winds: A Treacherous Guide to the State of Scotland.
The new Cambo oilfield shows a planet-killing industry retains its grip on Nicola Sturgeon’s party.
With the Union on the brink, the radical nationalism of the Scottish intellectual seems more prescient than ever.
Scots have discovered that the trick to getting noticed is to continuously threaten the structure of the British state.
As the political prospects for a combination of Scottish UK and EU membership disappear, more unionists are backing Brexit and more Remainers are backing Scottish independence.
Without fundamental change, Scotland’s strategy of attracting inward investment may end up heightening inequality and insecurity rather than tackling it.
The Radical Independence Conference may help rouse both Scottish nationalism and the wider left from their slumber.
The rising support for the Greens among young, principled voters is a warning to Scottish Labour.
In Alex Salmond’s new party, Scotland has produced a bekilted ally of Faragism and the right-wing press.
The creation of the Scottish parliament precipitated the collapse of more radical forms of territorial dissent, while failing to address the problems driving them.
The party has successfully made itself the symbolic expression of almost all of Scotland’s overlapping memories, experiences and anxieties.