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Tom Gallagher
Trump arrives just in time to see a Scottish autocrat flaunt her power

Trump arrives just in time to see a Scottish autocrat flaunt her power

LET’S FACE IT Donald Trump and Nicola Sturgeon have certain elementary things in common. They are both egotists who crave attention. They rely on family members to discharge authority (she far more than him). They also ...

William Ross
A note to my son about our Brexit betrayal and what it means

A note to my son about our Brexit betrayal and what it means

LAST WEDNESDAY night, just before the big game in Moscow with Croatia kicked off, my son (also a William) called me from Sao Luis, Brazil. This is on the verge of the great rainforest. The ...

Jonathan Stanley
Nationalist Eurotrash undoes the indyscot narrative – that isn't necessarily good

Nationalist Eurotrash undoes the indyscot narrative – that isn't necessarily good

IT IS PAINFUL to read some of the nonsense the nationalists tweet at times. I should really think of Ross Greer as an incomplete Owen Jones, not quite as bombastic yet just as capable of ...

Paul Spare
Renewables fail us again

Renewables fail us again

ONE DOES NOT have to work in electricity supply to recognise how electricity supports almost every aspect of our lives.  There would be no modern financial services, no food storage, no instant power and light, no ...

Elizabeth Smith
Hands off Perth Royal Infirmary

Hands off Perth Royal Infirmary

LONG BEFORE I became an MSP in 2007, I became acutely aware of just what a special place Perth Royal Infirmary has in the hearts of thousands of residents across Perthshire and Kinross-shire—and rightly so. ...

Jonathan Stanley
May is hell bent on terminating Brexit, we must terminate her premiership instead

May is hell bent on terminating Brexit, we must terminate her premiership instead

LISTEN, and understand. That Terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until we ...

Brian Monteith
The McNanny State: it’s time to challenge it

The McNanny State: it’s time to challenge it

SINCE the Scottish Parliamentcame into being in 1999 it has passed over 300 bills that have been given royal assent and are now the law of the land. Notably they include a bill to ban ...

Miles Saltiel
Theresa May: the worst English ruler since Mary Tudor?

Theresa May: the worst English ruler since Mary Tudor?

IT WOULD Be foolish not to see the Chequers settlement for the shocker it is. May is transparently trying to shunt any kind of palpable Brexit into the sidings, with baleful consequences. Possibly if they ...

Tom Gallagher
Why is nationalism dying out in Romania but thriving in Scotland?

Why is nationalism dying out in Romania but thriving in Scotland?

A RECENT HOLIDAY in Romania (a country which I have been visiting for 29 years), made me reflect on the respective potency of nationalism there and in Scotland where I live and was born.    

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Jonathan Stanley
Boris – for He is an Englishman, for better or worse

Boris – for He is an Englishman, for better or worse

BORIS Alexander de Pfefel Johnson, has done it. He's finally resigned. It is a shame that Downing Street and Northumberland Avenue issued statements on this before he did, but the usual manners seem to be ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 3

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 3

THE REALITY of having two babies is now starting to sink in! Jamie is now starting to realise that baby Lily is here to stay. This means that whenever his Daddy or I lift or ...

Andrew Montford
How recycling contributes to marine plastic pollution

How recycling contributes to marine plastic pollution

WHILE MUCH FUSS is made about recycling, the majority of what we send to so-called mechanical-biological waste treatment plants can’t be recycled at all. So thousands of tonnes of plastic are quietly landfilled, incinerated or ...