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Tom Gallagher
Scandal, pandemic and minority nationalism

Scandal, pandemic and minority nationalism

A POLL released on 29 March giving the SNP 51 per cent of the vote in Scotland has been greeted with disbelief and gloom in quarters anxious to see the wings of the nationalists clipped.

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Jonathan Stanley
Indesit Proposal: we need to plan now for prolonged shutdowns

Indesit Proposal: we need to plan now for prolonged shutdowns

I HAVE BECOME the latest victim of the Coronavirus. I'm perfectly well though, not remotely infected, but my ancient Indesit washing machine has decided just now to silently leave this world, like tears in rain, ...

Emma Hargan
Full lockdown: how not to kill your kids & banish the baking!

Full lockdown: how not to kill your kids & banish the baking!

The Mummy Diaries

IT’S ONLY week two of proper isolation and I’ve already drank my lockdown reserves of red wine and eaten the kids emergency stash of chocolate. Although I did manage ...

Cllr Jo Mowat
Planning Edinburgh's future in the time of Coronavirus

Planning Edinburgh's future in the time of Coronavirus

WHEN Edinburgh Council went into an early recess and cancelled Committees, emails started coming in from a few constituents asking whether the current consultation Choices for City Plan 2030 would be extended.  My initial, optimistic, response was to ...

Tom Gallagher
No cure in sight for SNP’s self-inflicted ills

No cure in sight for SNP’s self-inflicted ills

WHILE THE VULNERABILITY of the world has been exposed by the coronavirus, in a tiny corner a political movement that felt it had the world in the palm of its hand, has suddenly faced its ...

Jonathan Stanley
Dangerous decision by Sturgeon needs to be challenged

Dangerous decision by Sturgeon needs to be challenged

THE ESTABLISHMENT by Nicola Sturgeon of a separate Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) from that of the Prime Minister is a desperately worrying decision. The obvious thing to say first is that Dr Catherine ...

Alan Grant
ThinkMovies: The five movies to watch during lockdown

ThinkMovies: The five movies to watch during lockdown

THIS EDITION of Think Movies is, by necessity, a slightly different one. The cinemas are closed temporarily and I’m staying in so there are no new releases about which I’m able to offer you an ...

Linda Holt
ThinkLockdown: a right Royal misjudgement?

ThinkLockdown: a right Royal misjudgement?

EVERYTHING IS GRIST to the nationalist mill, and there is no reason to think that the Covid-19 pandemic would be any exception. The weekend’s influx of visitors to the Highlands and islands brought cries to ...

Tom Gallagher
Chancellor Sunak’s Enemy is not just Covid-19

Chancellor Sunak’s Enemy is not just Covid-19

RISHI SUNAK could be trampled underfoot by the wild ferocity of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s bold measures to throw one-third of current spending behind workers and employers in order to keep ...

Jonathan Stanley
To protect our medics and nurses they need prophylaxis

To protect our medics and nurses they need prophylaxis

WE ARE TWO MONTHS into the world's most significant pandemic in decades. In terms of public concern only HIV struck as deep to the heart of the British people in this way. COVID19 is huge ...

Emma Hargan
Social distancing, The naughty step – and a couple of life saver recipes!

Social distancing, The naughty step – and a couple of life saver recipes!

The Mummy Diaries

WHAT A WEEK. It has been a case of just taking it a day at a time and trying to stick to some kind of routine both for the ...

Linda Holt
ThinkLockdown: before the Tsunami

ThinkLockdown: before the Tsunami

OVER THE WEEKEND, hordes of townies flooded into the countryside in search of refuge from the coronavirus. Curiously, however, no-one seems to have predicted this mass evacuation.

The spectacle brought to mind ...