Tag Archives: nicola sturgeon

  1. How do the SNP achieve a second independence referendum?

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    December 17, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    Whilst it is definitely Scotland’s decision on whether or not to leave the union, it is legally and constitutionally not …
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  2. Why the SNP might make all the difference

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    November 7, 2019 by Paul Goldsmith

    If the Tories do not win a majority, the SNP will likely be involved in supporting or creating the next …
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  3. Is Ruth Davidson in the wrong Parliament now?

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    June 15, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Theresa May would probably not be Prime Minister now if it wasn’t for Ruth Davidson. Jeremy Corbyn might have had …
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  4. What your choice means at this election

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    June 8, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    I am an unashamed centrist. I vote for what works. It gets me into ‘trouble’ with people who have far …
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  5. Theresa May – just not debate-able

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    May 2, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    From the very start of this General Election campaign, Theresa May has insisted that it is about who leads this …
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  6. Scottish #Toryfightback on the cards?

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    May 1, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Have a look at the charts above. They don’t indicate a political earthqauke, like is predicted in Wales, but there …
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  7. Why is Scotland different?

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    April 21, 2017 by Paul Goldsmith

    Scotland is a country part in this General Election. The issues that matter there are very different from those that …
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  8. SNP manifesto – the longest ransom note in history

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    April 21, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So there we have it. The manifesto season has closed with the SNP’s manifesto, launched by the all-conquering Nicola Sturgeon. …
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  9. Why a Conservative / SNP pact after the General a Election is more likely than you think

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    April 20, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Somewhere, deep in Conservative Party headquarters, under some kind of secret codename, and most probably dressed in black, will be …
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  10. How Nicola Sturgeon somehow grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat…for David Cameron

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    April 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The moment the Conservatives were waiting for in the Challengers debate for Opposition leaders came right at the end. Until …
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  11. Lessons from The Godfather for Ed Miliband: Offer the SNP nothing.

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    April 13, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Like the the ‘many’ fellow political obsessives in England, I spent Tuesday evening glued to my IPad as I watched …
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  12. Renewal of Trident is NOT a condition of SNP putting Labour back in No 10

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    April 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    “Remember: Ed Miliband stabbed his own brother in the back to become Labour leader. Now he is willing to stab …
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  13. ‘Nikileaks’ case might be the ‘Zinoviev letter’ of our times

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    April 6, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Let’s get something out of the way first. It is possible but highly unlikely that Nicola Sturgeon did say to …
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  14. The leaders’ debate. How they rated. 

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    April 3, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    So that was the mass debate (stop saying it quickly at the back). Seven adults shouting at each other repeating …
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  15. Why the SNP must hope that Labour can form a government without them.

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    March 13, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Sometimes, when the Conservatives want to float a particularly controversial idea, but don’t want to have their fingerprints all over …
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  16. Advice to Labour – leave the SNP alone after the election

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    March 10, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    What does 30 years of having little more to say to an electorate than “We’re not Thatcher, vote for us” …
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  17. Why there is nothing odd about SNP MPs voting on English health laws that involve money

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    January 23, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    It seems that Nicola Sturgeon just has to sneeze these days and Westminster, both politicians and journalists, runs around trying …
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  18. “The Nationalist” – a first pro-independence Scottish newspaper…ready for the next referendum?

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    November 23, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    One of the most important complaints that Alex Salmond and the SNP had about the run up to the referendum …
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  19. Now we know how much the SNP want a Tory government in the 2015 General election

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    November 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    So, now we know how desperately the SNP want the Conservatives to hold the balance of power at the next …
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  20. Scottish Labour leadership contest – why it really matters to the rest of the UK

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    November 7, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Nominations have closed in Scotland for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party. You may think that this has nothing …
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  21. Nicola Sturgeon faces a full inbox, even without the opportunity of independence

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    October 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There were some existential questions for the Scottish Nationalist Party after the referendum was lost. If there is little chance …
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