John MacLeod

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Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The SNP has no mandate for a second independence referendum

Let’s look calmly at how Scotland voted last Thursday, especially as commentators by the dozen – appalled by Boris Johnson’s …

By John MacLeod

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Something is stirring in Scotland and the Nats are worried

At this stage of the 2015 general election, Nicola Sturgeon was wafting around Scottish Labour seats with five digit majorities, …

By John MacLeod

Friday, 6 December 2019

SNP embroiled in its own antisemitism scandal

A week ago, Neale Hanvey was the Scottish National Party’s disgraced, disowned candidate in the extremely marginal seat of Kirkcaldy …

By John MacLeod

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP have been a disastrous failure on Scottish education

“From the earliest years until adulthood,” insisted Nicola Sturgeon, in April 2016 and ten days out from the last Scottish …

By John MacLeod

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Constituency profile: Morningside, Scotland's last bastion of socialism

Morningside, Edinburgh. Elegant Victorian tenements and sweeps of gracious villas. There are large, expensive cars; at least a fifth of …

By John MacLeod

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Don't write the Scottish Tories off yet

Conventional wisdom holds that the Scottish Conservatives face obliteration. Conventional wisdom, though, did not last week hold in the Aberdeen …

By John MacLeod

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Shrill SNP has badly mishandled Brexit

More Scots – 1,018,322 – voted Leave in June 2016 than turned out for the SNP in the general election …

By John MacLeod