I've written a column for Scotland on Sunday today looking at the SNP's transformation into a proper national party: [T]wo SNP approaches have helped the party attain its present supremacy. They can be labelled the Hampden and Murrayfield strategies. They are different but complementary, designed to appeal to different branches of the electorate. The Hampden strategy appeals to working-class and lower-to-middle-class voters.
That's the question Jeff Breslin asks at Better Nation and, as a bonus, he gets the answer right too: Alex Salmond. In truth, it's not a difficult question no matter how one approaches it. From a governance perspective the SNP have ... Read Post
MY RECENT interview with Alex Salmond, the leader of Scotland's pro-independence party and head of the Scottish government, forms the basis of this week's print column. Here it is: ALEX SALMOND, leader of Scotland’s pro-independence... Read Post