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Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so Indyref2 can wait

Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so Indyref2 can wait

In 1922, when the British authorities handed Dublin Castle over to the provisional government of the new Irish state, one story goes that a fussy official said [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power made him the SNP’s Dr Yes

Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power made him the SNP’s Dr Yes

Picture the scene. It’s autumn 1991 and an SNP party political broadcast is about to screen on TV. Some party stalwarts in Edinburgh have agreed to give up the [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give blessing to new ‘authorised crime’ bill

Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give blessing to new ‘authorised crime’ bill

First it was Brexit, now it’s Covid-19: the former a problem of the UK’s own creation, the latter a deadly global pandemic. A consequence of both is that other [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, so let’s live our lives as best we can

Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, so let’s live our lives as best we can

When Boris Johnson expressed his “strong and sincere hope” in July that we could have a more significant return to normality in time for Christmas, the general [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the gap we still need to fill

Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the gap we still need to fill

The speed and severity of the shift from hope to anger could only have happened in this year of coronavirus. One reason why I think last week’s exam results ge [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can help get us through the pandemic

Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can help get us through the pandemic

Since arguing in this column that maximising local freedom of action and empowering communities should be the approach to rebuilding our economy and reshaping [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can hel...→
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Rush to second independence referendum ‘could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon’

Rush to second independence referendum ‘could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon’

A former adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has warned that calls from senior SNP figures for an independence referendum as early as next year could damage her leaders [...]

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Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep singing from the same hymn sheet

Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep singing from the same hymn sheet

One of the small compensations of being able to do less outside the house, due to restrictions required by the pandemic, has been rewatching umpteen old films [...]

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Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

A remark by Nicola Sturgeon at the end of her coronavirus briefing last Monday struck me as being significant, beyond even the exigencies of dealing with the p [...]

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Kevin Pringle: we have four governments, but one set of mistakes

Kevin Pringle: we have four governments, but one set of mistakes

How much difference has devolution really introduced into how the UK’s component parts are governed? In terms of conventional politics, it’s a lot. In Scotland [...]

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Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour’s national care service plan

Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour’s national care service plan

When the SNP came to office in 2007, an early decision was to change the name of Scotland’s devolved administration from “executive” to “government” — a reform [...]

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Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up — but not before independence

Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up — but not before independence

Jim Sillars, a former deputy leader of the SNP, may have been out of front-line politics for nearly 30 years but he has never lost the knack of grabbing headli [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new balance on the Union

Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new balance on the Union

Two cheers for the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross MP. One for accepting that the behaviour of his own government at Westminster is responsi [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new bala...→
Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political parties makes sense when it comes to Covid-19

Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political parties makes sense when it comes to Covid-19

Governments — all governments — will happily concede that they don’t have a monopoly of wisdom, while acting in a manner bearing little relationship to that se [...]

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Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-start the break-up of Britain

Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-start the break-up of Britain

We’re familiar with the old refrain “Ulster says no”. But could a British prime minister say “no” to Ulster, or at least to the six counties of the province th [...]

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Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are doing it for themselves

Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are doing it for themselves

As Scotland, like nations across the world, has navigated its way through the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve undergone a subtle but significant shift in our syste [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are ...→
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Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach by Boris Johnson will spur independence

Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach by Boris Johnson will spur independence

Consistency. It’s a hard quality to achieve in politics. An even harder one is the perception of behaving consistently. And among the hardest of all in British [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach b...→
Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so Indyref2 can wait

Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so Indyref2 can wait

In 1922, when the British authorities handed Dublin Castle over to the provisional government of the new Irish state, one story goes that a fussy official said [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so...→
Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new balance on the Union

Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new balance on the Union

Two cheers for the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross MP. One for accepting that the behaviour of his own government at Westminster is responsi [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new bala...→
Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep singing from the same hymn sheet

Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep singing from the same hymn sheet

One of the small compensations of being able to do less outside the house, due to restrictions required by the pandemic, has been rewatching umpteen old films [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep sin...→
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Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give blessing to new ‘authorised crime’ bill

Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give blessing to new ‘authorised crime’ bill

First it was Brexit, now it’s Covid-19: the former a problem of the UK’s own creation, the latter a deadly global pandemic. A consequence of both is that other [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give bl...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-start the break-up of Britain

Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-start the break-up of Britain

We’re familiar with the old refrain “Ulster says no”. But could a British prime minister say “no” to Ulster, or at least to the six counties of the province th [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-s...→
Kevin Pringle: we have four governments, but one set of mistakes

Kevin Pringle: we have four governments, but one set of mistakes

How much difference has devolution really introduced into how the UK’s component parts are governed? In terms of conventional politics, it’s a lot. In Scotland [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: we have four governments,...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the gap we still need to fill

Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the gap we still need to fill

The speed and severity of the shift from hope to anger could only have happened in this year of coronavirus. One reason why I think last week’s exam results ge [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the ...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach by Boris Johnson will spur independence

Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach by Boris Johnson will spur independence

Consistency. It’s a hard quality to achieve in politics. An even harder one is the perception of behaving consistently. And among the hardest of all in British [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach b...→
Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up — but not before independence

Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up — but not before independence

Jim Sillars, a former deputy leader of the SNP, may have been out of front-line politics for nearly 30 years but he has never lost the knack of grabbing headli [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up ...→
Rush to second independence referendum ‘could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon’

Rush to second independence referendum ‘could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon’

A former adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has warned that calls from senior SNP figures for an independence referendum as early as next year could damage her leaders [...]

Read full article: Rush to second independence referendum ‘...→
Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power made him the SNP’s Dr Yes

Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power made him the SNP’s Dr Yes

Picture the scene. It’s autumn 1991 and an SNP party political broadcast is about to screen on TV. Some party stalwarts in Edinburgh have agreed to give up the [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power...→
Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political parties makes sense when it comes to Covid-19

Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political parties makes sense when it comes to Covid-19

Governments — all governments — will happily concede that they don’t have a monopoly of wisdom, while acting in a manner bearing little relationship to that se [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

A remark by Nicola Sturgeon at the end of her coronavirus briefing last Monday struck me as being significant, beyond even the exigencies of dealing with the p [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarit...→
Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, so let’s live our lives as best we can

Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, so let’s live our lives as best we can

When Boris Johnson expressed his “strong and sincere hope” in July that we could have a more significant return to normality in time for Christmas, the general [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, s...→
Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are doing it for themselves

Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are doing it for themselves

As Scotland, like nations across the world, has navigated its way through the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve undergone a subtle but significant shift in our syste [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are ...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour’s national care service plan

Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour’s national care service plan

When the SNP came to office in 2007, an early decision was to change the name of Scotland’s devolved administration from “executive” to “government” — a reform [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can help get us through the pandemic

Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can help get us through the pandemic

Since arguing in this column that maximising local freedom of action and empowering communities should be the approach to rebuilding our economy and reshaping [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can hel...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so Indyref2 can wait

Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so Indyref2 can wait

In 1922, when the British authorities handed Dublin Castle over to the provisional government of the new Irish state, one story goes that a fussy official said [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Timing is everything — so...→
Rush to second independence referendum ‘could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon’

Rush to second independence referendum ‘could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon’

A former adviser to Nicola Sturgeon has warned that calls from senior SNP figures for an independence referendum as early as next year could damage her leaders [...]

Read full article: Rush to second independence referendum ‘...→
Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new balance on the Union

Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new balance on the Union

Two cheers for the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Douglas Ross MP. One for accepting that the behaviour of his own government at Westminster is responsi [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Ross strives for new bala...→
Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power made him the SNP’s Dr Yes

Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power made him the SNP’s Dr Yes

Picture the scene. It’s autumn 1991 and an SNP party political broadcast is about to screen on TV. Some party stalwarts in Edinburgh have agreed to give up the [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Sean Connery’s star power...→
Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep singing from the same hymn sheet

Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep singing from the same hymn sheet

One of the small compensations of being able to do less outside the house, due to restrictions required by the pandemic, has been rewatching umpteen old films [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: The SNP needs to keep sin...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political parties makes sense when it comes to Covid-19

Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political parties makes sense when it comes to Covid-19

Governments — all governments — will happily concede that they don’t have a monopoly of wisdom, while acting in a manner bearing little relationship to that se [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Consensus among political...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give blessing to new ‘authorised crime’ bill

Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give blessing to new ‘authorised crime’ bill

First it was Brexit, now it’s Covid-19: the former a problem of the UK’s own creation, the latter a deadly global pandemic. A consequence of both is that other [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Holyrood must not give bl...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarity is at the heart of politics again

A remark by Nicola Sturgeon at the end of her coronavirus briefing last Monday struck me as being significant, beyond even the exigencies of dealing with the p [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: It’s right that solidarit...→
Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-start the break-up of Britain

Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-start the break-up of Britain

We’re familiar with the old refrain “Ulster says no”. But could a British prime minister say “no” to Ulster, or at least to the six counties of the province th [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Brexit ordeal will kick-s...→
Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, so let’s live our lives as best we can

Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, so let’s live our lives as best we can

When Boris Johnson expressed his “strong and sincere hope” in July that we could have a more significant return to normality in time for Christmas, the general [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Covid’s not going away, s...→
Kevin Pringle: we have four governments, but one set of mistakes

Kevin Pringle: we have four governments, but one set of mistakes

How much difference has devolution really introduced into how the UK’s component parts are governed? In terms of conventional politics, it’s a lot. In Scotland [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: we have four governments,...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are doing it for themselves

Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are doing it for themselves

As Scotland, like nations across the world, has navigated its way through the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve undergone a subtle but significant shift in our syste [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: opposition? Citizens are ...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the gap we still need to fill

Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the gap we still need to fill

The speed and severity of the shift from hope to anger could only have happened in this year of coronavirus. One reason why I think last week’s exam results ge [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Exams strife exposes the ...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour’s national care service plan

Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour’s national care service plan

When the SNP came to office in 2007, an early decision was to change the name of Scotland’s devolved administration from “executive” to “government” — a reform [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: the SNP must nurse Labour...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach by Boris Johnson will spur independence

Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach by Boris Johnson will spur independence

Consistency. It’s a hard quality to achieve in politics. An even harder one is the perception of behaving consistently. And among the hardest of all in British [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Integrationist approach b...→
Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can help get us through the pandemic

Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can help get us through the pandemic

Since arguing in this column that maximising local freedom of action and empowering communities should be the approach to rebuilding our economy and reshaping [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: Knowing our place can hel...→
  • #Kevin Pringle
Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up — but not before independence

Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up — but not before independence

Jim Sillars, a former deputy leader of the SNP, may have been out of front-line politics for nearly 30 years but he has never lost the knack of grabbing headli [...]

Read full article: Kevin Pringle: SNP may need to break up ...→