SNP

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…

What are we going to do about urban foxes?

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Forget about the countryside. When is the government going to do something about the vulpine creatures wreaking havoc in central…