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The Prime Minister's statement to Parliament on the EU Council rights of EU citizens in the UK

The Prime Minister's statement to Parliament on the EU Council rights of EU citizens in the UK

WITH permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on last week’s European Council - and the proposals we are publishing today which, on a reciprocal basis, seek to give reassurance and certainty ...

Jonathan Stanley
Thou shalt not gamble with the DUP: some lessons for lessor political mortals

Thou shalt not gamble with the DUP: some lessons for lessor political mortals

GOD AND MAN in Ulster have done it. A Christian, really conservative, barnacle free unionist party just clinched the most progressive regional deal I can remember.

Brazen, ruthless, uncompromising and very ...

Charles Harris
The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

Dear Readers,

I WAS MADE AWARE again this week of the real need for 'Objectivity' in addressing the process of working in Art and other creative disciplines. For life often reserves a ...

Tony Trewavas
The myth of renewables: Why green energy is not green

The myth of renewables: Why green energy is not green

RENEWABLES use sun, water, wind; energy sources that won’t run out. Non-renewables come from things like gas, coal and uranium that one day will. But unless electricity and motorised transport is abandoned altogether, all ‘renewables’ ...

Jonathan Stanley
Theresa May should be cut some slack

Theresa May should be cut some slack

ONE OF the most powerful defining moments in the our relations with the poor and vulnerable is taking shape in London.  The fire at Grenfell Tower has claimed many lives and the events leading up ...

Jonathan Gillen
Good news, Corbyn is still there!

Good news, Corbyn is still there!

AS A CHILD, to me the most scary enemy of Dr Who was the Cybermen. Hiding behind the sofa was the only way I could face watching this great show but while protecting myself from ...

Martyn Greene
Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

"We call on all MPs to put their party loyalties aside and work together to form a Unity Government to best deal with the Brexit negotiations, austerity economics and terrorism."

THE CONSERVATIVE ...

Martin Livermore
Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

FOOD PLAYS A UNIQUE part in our lives. At minimum, it is essential for life, but it also has great cultural significance. For those of us lucky enough to live in peaceful, prosperous societies, eating ...

Elizabeth Smith
Will John Swinney deliver real change for the better?

Will John Swinney deliver real change for the better?

TODAY, John Swinney will make a statement to Parliament in which he will outline how he intends to reform school governance.

He will start by saying that the status quo ...

Murdo Fraser
Scotland’s Bourbon Queen Sees Her Crown Slip

Scotland’s Bourbon Queen Sees Her Crown Slip

THIS TIME last year, Nicola Sturgeon was in no doubt. Within a few short hours of the result of the Brexit referendum having been declared, she was on her feet in Bute House, announcing that ...

Charles Harris
Is Art a gift – and non-stop rain...

Is Art a gift – and non-stop rain...

DEAR READERS, I was touched this week by a letter I received talking about the gift of art. However, while very kind, I do not really believe art is a gift. And if it is, ...

Tony Trewavas
Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

MEETING THE NEEDS of the present without compromising those of future generations is the basis of sustainability. For agriculture sustainability is all about smart technology, robotics and optimising efficient use of land.

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