SNP

Nicola Sturgeon’s threat of Indyref2 could save the Scottish Tories

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In the village of Waterfoot on the outskirts of Glasgow, a lady in her thirties is explaining to her local…

Scotland used to have the best schools system in the world. Then devolution happened

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Once one of the best in the world, Scotland’s education system has been steadily marching backwards for the past ten…

Spectator Letters: Independent schools provide all-round education

8 April 2017 9:00 am

All-round education Sir: While much of Ross Clark’s analysis of the direction that independent education has taken is spot on…

For Theresa May, the real fight really does start now

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Most people are glad to see the end of a referendum campaign, but the losing side always wants to keep…

The key to providing better aid for refugees

1 April 2017 9:00 am

No blanket solution Sir: Paul Collier is right to say that the refugee crisis will not be solved with tents…

The SNP don’t speak for Scotland? Don’t be so sure…

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Speaking for Scotland Sir: I wonder if it is wise of Charles Moore (Notes, 18 March) to assume — as…

Meeting Martin McGuinness: when I saw the mask slip

25 March 2017 9:00 am

We keep being incited to find it heartwarming that Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley were known as the Chuckle Brothers.…

The SNP’s feat is to make non-Scots equate them with the Scottish people

18 March 2017 9:00 am

The great achievement of the Scottish Nationalists is to persuade people outside the borders of their own nation — including…

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts - any mistakes could be fatal

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts, and there is no room for mistakes

Brexit makes Parliament matter again. Is it ready?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Parliament is the cockpit of the nation, but MPs have been on autopilot rather a lot in the past 40-odd…

The proof that Scotland is better off in the UK

27 August 2016 9:00 am

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…

The SNP’s land reform fantasy world

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Fantasy-driven land reform is the SNP’s way of pretending it’s still a radical party

Nicola Sturgeon’s gigantic EU bluff

2 July 2016 9:00 am

The prospect of a Scottish independence vote is wildly overhyped

Labour can't learn from its mistakes. Here's why

14 May 2016 9:00 am

By now, Labour should be rather good at post-defeat inquests. Plenty have been conducted over the years and the drill…

Spectator letters: Frederick Forsyth on the EU gravy train

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The EU gravy train Sir: Despite his splendid forename, your deputy editor Freddy Gray has a very tenuous grasp of human…

In fear we trust: how the Tories became addicted to negativity

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Strange as it may seem, there are still people around David Cameron who regard the Scottish referendum campaign as a…

Spectator Letters: Hope for the Scottish Tories, policing charities after Kids Company

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Borderline case Sir: Alex Massie (‘The painful truth for Ruth’, 9 January) correctly identifies the challenges facing the Scottish Conservatives.…

The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

Letters: In defence of SNP Scotland

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Scotland isn’t failing Sir: It will take more than Adam Tomkins descending from the heights of academe to persuade the…

Letters

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Letters: In defence of SNP Scotland

Centralising, illiberal, catastrophic: the SNP’s one-party state

17 October 2015 9:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon’s government is an illiberal, centralising disaster. Time for a revolution

What Scottish professors have to fear from Nicola Sturgeon’s power grab

17 October 2015 8:00 am

What Scotland’s professors have to fear from the SNP’s latest bright idea

Max Hastings’s diary: How sporting tourists play into Nicola Sturgeon’s hands

12 September 2015 9:00 am

During our annual odyssey around the Scottish Highlands, I read Tears of the Rajas, Ferdinand Mount’s eloquent indictment of imperial…

Jeremy Corbyn won’t destroy Labour. But he might yet destroy the country

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Imagine, for a moment, the following scenario. In 2016 Britain votes narrowly to remain within the European Union, despite the…

The SNP surge at Westminster might just accidentally save the Union

25 July 2015 9:00 am

There are few quicker ways to annoy an MP than to suggest that they are on holiday when the House…