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Liam Kerr
Transparency in justice demands sentences that fit the crime

Transparency in justice demands sentences that fit the crime

URGENT ACTION must be taken to restore public trust in the justice system, including the abolition of automatic early release for all short and long-term prisoners.

We have all met victims and ...

Brian Monteith
12 simple reasons Boris, binning the Backstop still isn’t Brexit

12 simple reasons Boris, binning the Backstop still isn’t Brexit

FIRST – The withdrawal Agreement – even without the ‘Backstop’ – will put the UK under the de facto jurisdiction of a group of 27 foreign powers, leaving the UK powerless to veto laws or procedures affecting ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 11

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 11

AFTER THE EVENTS of last weekend, I think James was looking forward to getting back to work on Monday morning. Although he wouldn’t admit it, I’d say he was happy to get a break after ...

Miles Saltiel
Floundering around on Brexit

Floundering around on Brexit

DOMINIC CUMMINGS may have a brain the size of a planet, but no-one wants their boss to cheese off his party, the Commons and the Supreme Court all in one go, then leave half the ...

Effie Deans
Conservatives in Scotland need something different

Conservatives in Scotland need something different

THERE ARE ONLY two issues of consequence in Scottish politics, Brexit and independence. I don’t follow what happens from day to day in the Scottish Parliament. In this, I strongly suspect, I am identical to ...

Alan Sked
Slavery, Scotland and reparations

Slavery, Scotland and reparations

THE NEWS that my old alma mater, the University of Glasgow, is to give £30 million to the University of the West Indies in compensation for the donations made to it in the past by slaveholders ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 10

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 10

JUST ANOTHER NORMAL WEEK but with one exception – Mummy gets away for the weekend! And we’re not talking about just any weekend. This is a special trip. We were getting organised to go to ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit's day of judgement?

Brexit's day of judgement?

IT COULD NOT BE WORSE for the Government. The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that Johnson’s prorogation was unlawful and is of no effect; and it has accepted the most extreme remedy. It has resolved ...

Ed Glasgow
You can forget having lunch in an independent Scotland

You can forget having lunch in an independent Scotland

THE LATEST Times poll on the 4th of September shows Yes support for Independence at 49 per cent and No at 51 per cent. You would think that the SNP would be delighted with these figures (they ...

Miles Saltiel
What does Boris do next within the rule of law?

What does Boris do next within the rule of law?

THE PRIME MINISTER has told members of his Cabinet (who in turn have told the Commons) that naturally, he is to comply with the law. Let us take it that he is unable to agree ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 9

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 9

IT HAS GONE from one extreme to the other. The emotional trauma of watching Jamie start nursery school has well and truly passed. This week, I have now moved on to the next phase of ...

Jon Woods
Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

IN THE EVENT of a customs border being re-established as a result of Brexit it is claimed this will lead to shortages of food, medicines and other essentials. This is complete nonsense.

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