WHAT IS nupateer.com?

nupateer.com is an ideas and campaigning website covering a range of issues of the day, set-up in early 2014 by Keith Howell. The name ‘nupateer’ reflects the ambition to provide a… read more

Two Videos

Published by nupateer during the Scottish Referendum campaign but the issues covered are still as relevant today as the… read more & view videos


I am back on nupateer, refreshed after a while away. I have been writing meanwhile, but shorter pieces for newspaper letter columns.
Returning to nupateer, I have the luxury of as many words as I want, but I am conscious of course that if I use too many I might well put you off, which would rather spoil the point… read more

What differentiates them and us, those who believe in this or that, or do not, and the gulf in understanding that can open up between us… read more

Letters to the Editor…
Letters to the Editor
The letters pages of the Scottish press offer a lively forum for debate. I have had a number of letters published over the course of recent months – most in Scotland but one notable exception overseas. read more

Scottish and British
A poster concept proposed to Better Together during the Referendum campaign by a good friend of mine- not used in the end but I liked it very much and it has a resonance as part of the ‘Long Campaign’

Best of the Press
A number of excellent articles in the press from commentators who follow the SNP’s evolving tactics, and regularly challenge the propaganda and rhetoric coming from the Scottish nationalists… read more

Links for the Union
There are many very good websites, blogs and Facebook pages offering a tremendous commentary from the perspective of those in favour of keeping Scotland and the rest of the UK together… read more

Coming Soon…

‘Accidental Witness’ – how far the leadership of the SNP have been prepared to go to secure their separatist ambitions.

‘The opposite of truth’ – the many ways the SNP have misled the people of Scotland.