SNP

Spectator letters: How to save the Union; who cares for Paolozzi’s murals

7 March 2015 9:00 am

A disaster for unionists Sir: I share Alex Massie’s view that ‘this election is going to be a disaster’ for…

What Ukip wants: get Farage elected, then prepare for a Labour collapse in the north

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Inside the party’s Mayfair headquarters

My plan for Question Time: mug up and fail anyway

7 March 2015 9:00 am

I was invited on Question Time this week, which gave me a few sleepless nights. Natalie Bennett’s disastrous interview on…

Why an SNP surge at Westminster could mean the end of Britain

28 February 2015 9:00 am

A landslide for the SNP will inevitably lead to the end of the Union

Immigration, not money, will improve Scotland's most deprived schools

14 February 2015 9:00 am

I suppose we should be thankful that Nicola Sturgeon has acknowledged there’s a problem with Scotland’s public education system, even…

How Labour lost Scotland (and could lose the Union)

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Just four months ago Scotland was the scene of great cross-party co-operation — unprecedented in peace-time politics. Gordon Brown was…

Why cheap oil could mean a Labour victory

7 February 2015 9:00 am

BP’s profits are down, and the oil giant is slashing up to $6 billion out of its investment plan for…

From coalition to chaos – get ready for the age of indecision

13 December 2014 9:00 am

A recent email from Samantha Cameron started an intriguing debate in the Prime Minister’s social circle. It was an invitation…

The National shows just how much danger the Union – and Scotland – is still in

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The successful launch of a nationalist newspaper shows just how much trouble the Union is still in

Meet the new Queen of Scots: Nicola Sturgeon’s unstoppable rise

22 November 2014 9:00 am

‘She sold out the Hydro arena faster than Kylie Minogue,’ said one awestruck unionist of Nicola Sturgeon this week. Scotland’s…

How Ed Miliband lost his winning hand

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband’s internal critics used to complain that he had a 35 per cent strategy. They claimed that his unambitious…

Ukip is a party for people who hate London. That’s why Labour should be scared

8 November 2014 9:00 am

It is interesting that neither Scotland nor Wales have been much bitten by the Ukip bug. The supposedly sensible view…

Scotland needs Jim Murphy (even if he doesn’t want to go back there)

1 November 2014 9:00 am

There should, by rights, have been a stampede of candidates to replace Johann Lamont as the leader of the Scottish…

Santander’s secret: to conquer the world, stay like a small-town bank

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Four years ago, I wrote that I knew no dark rumours about Santander, the rising force in UK high street…

My electrifying 'Führer Kontakt' with Alex Salmond

20 September 2014 9:00 am

It was just after the Tory party conference last year that I met Alex Salmond. Not alone, obviously, but as…

One week to save Britain

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Next week, the most important vote in recent British history will be held. Indeed, it may well turn out to…

Letters: Andrew Roberts on Cameron, and a defence of Kate Bush

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Advice for Cameron Sir: David Cameron once saved my life from a school of Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish, so…

The surprise winners from the referendum? Scotland. Politics. Big ideas are back at last

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Whatever the outcome of the referendum, Scotland will be better for having had the debate

The SNP’s 'cybernats' are a modern political scourge – with the zeal of converts

30 August 2014 9:00 am

The push for Scottish independence is driven forward by converts’ zeal

How to lose Scotland

26 April 2014 9:00 am

For centuries, the possibility of Scottish independence seemed so remote as to be laughable. Until recently the nationalists seemed quixotic,…

Scots and English are the same people, with different accents. Why pretend otherwise?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

The Scots and the English have far more in common than the SNP likes to admit

It’s time that Scotland’s timid posh folk spoke out

22 February 2014 9:00 am

I took part in a documentary about Scottishness a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t bad at all. I mused,…

Any other business: The friends of Putin taking home gold from the Sochi Olympics

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Imagine if the BBC’s excitable commentators had been asked to cover the building of Sochi’s facilities, rather than the Winter…

Portrait of the week: as the waters continue to rise

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Floods grew worse in the West Country. The village of Moorland, Somerset, was abandoned. Then the Thames flooded, from…

Spectator letters: Fears for Scotland, and John Cornwell answers Melanie McDonagh

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Save our Scotland Sir: Matthew Parris is quite right to praise Lord Lang’s speech in the Lords on Scottish independence…