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Michael Fry: SNP Took Right-Wing Constituencies for Granted and Paid the Highest Price
Michael Fry | 13th June 2017
ONE thing that has struck me in all the commentary and analysis since the General Election is the refusal to accept that there might be a kind of right-of-centre Scottish nationalism, and that its alienation from the present leadership of the SNP could be a reason for the setbacks last Thursday.
For instance, blogger James Kelly wrote in The National about the groups of voters the SNP lost this time on the way to the ...
Michael Fry: Despite The SNP's Blind Spots, They Are The Best Hope For Our Economy
Michael Fry | 6th June 2017
Apart from my colleagues on The National, the columnist I admire most is Matthew Parris in the Times of London. His piece on Saturday ran under the heading “May has my vote but only with gritted teeth”. I liked that line because it neatly summed up my own feeling about Nicola Sturgeon.
My column in this spot last week appeared on the day the SNP’s election manifesto was to be launched, so it had to be ...
Brexit from a Scottish Perspective
David Simpson | 6th June 2017
Theresa May’s central message to voters is that she will be a more effective advocate of British interests in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations than Jeremy Corbyn. From a Scottish point of view the diffculty is that she will be seeking an outcome that is directly opposed to Scottish interests. She is giving up membership of the single market in order to limit immigration from the EU. Because of the fragile state of its ...
The SNP's Top Priority Should Be Bolstering Our Underperforming Private Sector
Michael Fry | 30th May 2017
The SNP launches its manifesto today in an electoral situation more fuid than anybody can remember with just nine days left before we go to the polls. There is a chance the right words might make a real difference. The other parties have, after all, not come up with much.
The main challenger in Scotland, Ruth Davidson gave a car-crash interview to the BBC last week, which in its incompetence ...
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