CONSIDER the SNP’s position after nearly seven years of Sturgeon rule, a tumultuous era that in theory should have given a huge boost to nationalism.

Brexit, a Tory landslide at Westminster, and bogeyman Boris Johnson taking the reins of power: any one of these should have been a fillip for…


WHEN the official history of the SNP in government is finally produced, who will write it?

Well, given their control freakery, party chiefs might well want to author this definitive masterwork themselves, without external input.

But will there be any donors left to fund it? Possibly not, at this rate…


AFTER six years of entrenched secrecy, the Sturgeon regime is finally buckling under the weight of its own deceptions.

And there’s little doubt it will cling doggedly to those secrets for as long as it can, perhaps until after it has ceased to exist.

Richard Nixon spent most of his…


BACK in 2014, Nicola Sturgeon pledged her Government would be ‘open, listening, accessible and decentralising’.

Now her deputy John Swinney faces a no confidence vote for refusing to hand over key legal documentation to a Holyrood committee.

Lord Advocate James Wolffe is in a similar position: he’s head of the…


WITH some trepidation, I asked my energy supplier how much I could expect to pay next month after a fixed dual fuel deal comes to an end.

There was no point switching — despite all the experts urging us to do so for years — so an ominous-sounding variable tariff…


A SNAPSHOT of Scotland in the 21st century: four people a day are dying from drugs, the highest death toll in Europe, if not beyond.

The fallout is easy to see on the streets of our cities, where addicts openly inject — wretched souls hollowed out by uncontrollable addiction.

Against…


IN a matter of weeks, Scotland’s biggest city will be showcased to the world at a United Nations climate change summit.

Doubtless the many thousands of dignitaries will be carefully contained in expensive hotels or within the bounds of conference venues.

Perhaps that’s just as well because Glasgow’s in a…


HISTORY is full of barmy conspiracy theories, some wilder than others, from who shot JFK to those secret oilfields we heard so much about back in 2014.

Nicola Sturgeon might seem far too sensible to subscribe to hypotheses about grassy knolls, but yesterday she outlined a bizarre belief of her…


NICOLA Sturgeon unveils her ‘net zero’ programme for government today, which coincidentally sums up the number of new ideas she has.

There’s likely to be zero dynamism — and net zero interest in anything other than keeping her new Green partners sweet, while pushing the same old separatist agenda.

You…


TOUGH on crime, tough on the causes of crime was the old Blairite mantra — one that typically tried to ride two horses.

The proposition was that New Labour was progressive, trying to root out the social evils that lead to offending, but wasn’t soft on criminals.

In Scotland, Alex…

Graham Grant.

Home Affairs Editor, columnist, leader writer, Scottish Daily Mail. Twitter: @GrahamGGrant Facebook: @sdmnewspaper

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