The nub of his case is that the long-term future of the Union is more important than this election campaign – which is, by its nature, short-term.
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It doesn’t matter how you cut it: the seat I’m contesting is very much the flashpoint of all of the ideological battles we face with Labour during this election campaign.
Having failed to destroy the Union by turning Scottish voters against it, Salmond now proposes to do so by turning English ones against it instead.
Playing up Nicola Sturgeon to undermine Ed Miliband is a tempting game to play – my enemy’s enemy is my friend – but it is ill-judged, and is playing with fire.
In a hung Parliament in which the Conservatives are the largest party, he would need the minor parties – starting with the SNP.
The campaign is impoverished and the electorate insulted by the refusal of the main party leaders to talk about a new settlement for the United Kingdom.
I worry that we are not learning from the experience of the Scottish referendum, and what it might mean for the next plebiscite looming on the horizon.
Andy Maciver: As Scottish Conservatives gather for their conference, a stark message for Cameron. Only federalism can now save the Union.
The SNP is winning the referendum aftermath. The Unionist parties are losing. The Smith Commission proposals aren’t working. Only a radical UK-wide solution will.
Labour have fed the SNP by laying the blame for every calamity at the door of Westminster.
The former ground the Commons to a halt in his campaign for Home Rule. That wouldn’t be so easy for the SNP. But they will make their presence felt…
The Strathclyde Commission’s proposals have paved the way for one.
A clear plan. A strong retail offer. The right direction. A vision for the country. Labour’s strategic failure. And let’s not forget…Ed Miliband.
There are strict limits to what we can or should do for Ukraine. However, NATO member countries are a different matter.
Party members’ views of coalition red lines: the EU referendum and renegotiation come top – as before
The survey findings have scarcely changed in over a year.
If, once the overall budget has been set by the UK Parliament, MSPs take decisions on the NHS in Scotland, shouldn’t English MPs alone do the same for England?