Only when England can see itself as England will it be possible to challenge the idea that Britain is England, writes former Labour MP John Denham
Nobody is trying to impinge on a politician’s right to freely practise their religion – but they cannot use that religion to shield themselves from important questions, writes Nathan O’Hagan
The Scottish First Minister’s exit makes the possibility of a new referendum even less likely, writes Jonathan Lis
Emma DeSouza reports on the implications for remain-voting Northern Ireland and the Union of Ireland’s positive relationship with the EU, amid ongoing complications over the Protocol
The Union is not based on consent – European leaders must now make it clear Scotland will be welcomed as the only country to be taken out of the EU against its will, writes Anthony Barnett
A surge in support for rejoining the EU means the debate on Brexit is far from over, according to the UK’s most-respected pollster, Adam Bienkov reports
Is mediation really the answer when it comes to groups holding extremist views and women accessing safe, legal healthcare?
Boris Johnson has done more for the independence movement in Scotland and the possibility of reunification for Ireland than either the SNP or Sinn Féin managed in a generation, says Jonathan Lis
AV Deggar considers how the Vote Leave coalition may react to emboldened separatist forces in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Labour’s local election performance spells danger for the party, argues Sam Bright
In Scotland, parents and politicians alike are calling for air filters to improve school ventilation – as classrooms show higher than recommended levels of CO2, Sian Norris reports
Evidence of the climate crisis has been unavoidable all summer but the UK appears to want to push forward with fossil fuel extraction that will cause more environmental harm
Anthony Barnett traces the cause of the Brexit vote, how it led to our elected dictatorship being replaced with even darker forces, and considers a possible path ahead
James Doleman provides the background to an inquiry into the Scottish Government’s investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Alex Salmond – and its implications for Nicola Sturgeon
Jonathan Lis explores how once careful balances of identity and political power have been upended and Englishness has taken their place
As Scotland’s First Minister vows to hold another independence referendum, John Denham and Lawrence McKay explore the rarely discussed issue of English identity and how it finds political expression
As the Scottish Government announces an extra £250 million to tackle the ‘national disgrace’ of drug-related deaths, Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern report on Westminster’s failing drugs policy and how it is stopping Scotland from fighting addiction
Sports journalist Gary Gowers looks forward to Scotland’s clash with England in June and considers the historical baggage the game will bring with it
Former Labour MP John Denham explains how the repressed impulses of English nationalism represent themselves in Boris, Borishness and Britishness
The contrast between Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon is driving Scotland towards independence, argues James Melville and Kat Cary
David Hencke reports on how a dispute over the distribution of payments to farmers is leading to a wider clash between Holyrood and Westminster
The Prime Minister has made a miscalculation in his plans for an economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis which is entirely focused on England, writes Gareth Roberts
Stephen Colegrave gains new insight into his mother’s diaries about her time in isolation with Scarlet fever during her wartime evacuation in Scotland.
James Doleman reports from Edinburgh’s High Court, where the former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is giving evidence in his defence to charges of sexual assault and attempted rape.
James Doleman’s third report from the trial of the former First Minister of Scotland, who is charged with sexual assault and attempted rape.
On the first day of the trial of the former First Minister of Scotland for charges of sexual assault and rape, one of his alleged victims – a Scottish Government official – gave evidence against him.