The Scottish Conservative Leader joins our expert panel for this discussion following the recent Holyrood elections.
Posts Tagged: nationalism
David Gauke: These results show the Conservatives set for success in the 2020s – unless their opponents can adapt
In England, the Tories have monopolised support on the Right, while the Left vote is split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.
Jethro Elsden: Why, paradoxically, vaccine nationalism can help end the global pandemic early, not prolong it
What really matters is how quickly we vaccinate everyone. This means maximising vaccine output as rapidly as possible.
An important point to consider is whether or not respect for the way all law works has declined.
It seems to gaze upon the SNP’s seemingly unstoppable rise and conclude that Sturgeon’s party is doing something right.
Andy Maciver: Johnson must change the Scottish Conservatives’ policy on a second independence referendum
He will be the Prime Minister who will either lose Scotland, or kill nationalism. There is no longer any in-between option.
The second piece in our new mini-series looks at the strange bedfellows and hard choices for unionists, nationalists, Leavers and Remainers alike.
Fraser Raleigh: We must continue to campaign for the Union – and shun loose talk of trading off Scottish votes for English ones
As we champion the Union, we need to recognise that each nation is having a subtly different conversation with itself about its future.
Garvan Walshe: Nobody except the Catalan separatists will gain from Spain’s second election of the year
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
James Frayne: Why a populist programme wouldn’t work for Johnson. Working class voters aren’t values votes.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
The desire to protect your home is as universal as the desire to love, to work and to raise a family. Why should protecting your country be any different?
Perhaps, against all the odds, we will find a way of muddling through and preserve our broad church for a time after the era of Brexit has passed.
David Shiels: Brexit, Northern Ireland, and borders. Why the DUP may yet break ranks with May – and force a general election
The issue of the backstop is becoming more heated and harder to navigate as time goes by.
Falling standards, the cutting of college places, and the capping of courses available to Scots at Scottish universities are the direct consequence of their policy.