For those of a certain age the success of the latest episode in the Star Wars series seems strangely important. Reflections on the abiding popularity of a cultural icon.
Sceptical Scot celebrates its first birthday in March 2016. Here we look back on the five most read articles/blogs of 2015 and wish you all a happy new year.
The model of fiscal federalism on offer for the UK is incoherent and, without a genuine federal constitutional settlement, the rationale for Scottish independence is strengthened.
John Swinney’s Budget has set the SRIT for the first time but the real fiscal dilemmas and decisions for him – or his successor – lie ahead. And so do the political consequences.
Will England or Scotland determine the outcome of the UK referendum on our European Union membership? Scotland, together with Northern Ireland and Wales, might keep a reluctant England in. Equally, a strong ‘leave’ vote in England could drag the other nations out of the EU.