John Ferry

Does Nicola Sturgeon care more about oil revenue or climate change?

12 September 2021 6:45 am

‘Now, as I’ve hopefully made clear throughout all of my remarks, the North Sea will continue to produce oil for…

The SNP-Green alliance is a victory for the cranks

13 August 2021 4:13 pm

The SNP’s nationalist outriders, the Scottish Green party, are reported to be within touching distance of agreeing the terms of…

Are we dangerously addicted to Quantitative Easing?

23 July 2021 8:57 pm

For such a radical change to our monetary system, the lack of understanding of quantitative easing (QE) and its impacts…

Sturgeon’s economic council is a fig-leaf for independence

18 July 2021 4:00 pm

This month’s announcementof a new economic advisory council formed by the Scottish government came with the usual flow of superlatives.…

Nicola Sturgeon isn't serious about IndyRef2

27 June 2021 3:30 pm

The announcement reeked of desperation. Nicola Sturgeon is‘delighted’ that the SNP National Executive Committee has approved her nomination of retired…

Prince William won't save the Union

13 June 2021 4:15 pm

Can the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge save the Union? Officials at Buckingham Palace are reported to be drawing up…

The SNP's latest separation blueprint is pure project fantasy

30 May 2021 4:00 pm

‘A SNP MSP has claimed an independent Scotland could guarantee a couple with children a minimum income of more than…

Scotland's next constitutional fight won't be over a referendum

23 May 2021 4:00 pm

Get ready for a constitutional rammy during the first half of this, the sixth session of the Scottish parliament. Just…

Sturgeon can’t hide the economic costs of Scexit

11 May 2021 5:09 pm

Might the 2020s be the seismic decade in which the post-war consensus, that liberal democracies do not and should not…

Sturgeon's hard border with England comes into view

15 April 2021 12:26 am

When it comes to making the case for removing Scotland from its most important trading bloc, Nicola Sturgeon takes her…

The reality of the SNP’s impossible economic dream

22 March 2021 1:31 am

A newly independent Scottish state would have to implement eye watering spending cuts or tax increases to stay afloat, according…

Is the SNP prepared for Scotland's next financial crisis?

7 February 2021 6:00 pm

As the world continues its fight against Covid-19, the Scottish National Party has been busy plotting Scotland’s exit from the UK. If…