Hume’s ‘Treatise’ And The Problem Of Early Success

A new biography sheds light on the afterlife of Hume's writings

Unionists, Don’t Despair: Scotland Is Not Lost — Yet

Unionists fear that the SNP represents all Scots and that a break-up of the United Kingdom is now inevitable. They don’t and it isn’t

How Scotland Lost Its Mind

Voters north of the border are gripped by a nationalist mania. The SNP’s zealotry means I no longer feel as at home there as I once did

Civic Nationalism Or Mob Rule?

Scottish nationalism has destroyed civility north of the border, putting journalists in the firing line

Defying Duopoly: The Rise Of The Insurgents

On the doorsteps of Essex and Glasgow, the reasons why voters are turning to UKIP and the SNP appear remarkably similar

A Dream of Scottish Secession

It is September 2016. The 1707 Act of Union lies rotting in the dustbin of history.

The Isles are Full of Big Noises

The Orkney islanders have their doubts about Scottish independence

Bullying and Bluff on the Road to Referendum

In this unnecessarily long campaign, both nationalists and unionists have peddled negative and exaggerated arguments

Scottish Nationalism is Built on a Big Lie

Alex Salmond’s blend of flag-waving and leftist economics is all too similar to the ideologies that ravaged 20th-century Europe

Poll Facts

‘Don’t believe the polls. Either side could win the Scottish referendum’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"