All articles by: Martin Gostwick

Membership has its privileges

Published: December 19, 2017
Written by Martin Gostwick

Who would have thought that Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and her nemesis, Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, would find themselves publicly on the same side in the struggle to …

Is Scottish Labour listing right?

Published: October 9, 2016
Written by Martin Gostwick

It is a great shame for Labour in Scotland that the UK party has voted for the renewal of Trident, as this will severely affect Scottish Labour’s hopes for recovery …

Ifs and buts beset Scotland’s cause

Published: September 16, 2016
Written by Martin Gostwick

Scottish politics has been torn post-Brexit vote by much the same issues as the rest of Britain, with independence the key difference.   It may well turn out that Scotland’s …

UK break-up now seems so much closer

Published: August 10, 2016
Written by Martin Gostwick

Martin Gostwick assesses the growing probability of Scotland holding a second independence referendum next year. Remain means Remain,” was First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s equally pithy response to the new Prime …

‘Give principle a chance’

Published: August 10, 2015
Written by Martin Gostwick

This rallying call electrifying the Labour leadership campaign south of the border is exciting progressive forces in Scotland too, finds Martin Gostwick

The force is with Yes

Published: October 18, 2014
Written by Martin Gostwick

Martin Gostwick says the momentum remains with the Yes Scotland campaign, despite the referendum defeat