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Jonathan Stanley
Supreme Court shows how the Union can work

Supreme Court shows how the Union can work

TODAY'S JUDGEMENT by the Supreme Courton the Scottish Government's Legal Continuity Bill is fascinating. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamic between Holyrood and Westminster. It has restored my faith in ...

Brian Monteith
No confidence expectations and the numbers game – why 158 is not magic at all

No confidence expectations and the numbers game – why 158 is not magic at all

AT LEAST 48 letters calling for a vote of confidence in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party have been received by Sir Graham Brady, the Chairman of the parliamentary party’s 1922 ...

Miles Saltiel
On Brexit - as with everything else, governing is choosing

On Brexit - as with everything else, governing is choosing

IN THE EARLY 1950s the French Prime Minister, Pierre Mendes-France, was slightly more than a spear-carrier in the tragi-comedy of the Fourth Republic, with one lasting legacy. On 3 June 1953, he spoke to the ...

Murdo Fraser
More Holyrood posturing, but no positive alternatives for Brexit

More Holyrood posturing, but no positive alternatives for Brexit

WHATEVER VIEW one takes of the Prime Minister’s agreed deal with the EU27 on Brexit, it is at least a substantial proposal which aims to deliver on the result of the EU Referendum, whilst maintaining ...

Brian Monteith
As May digs her heels in new polling demonstrates the huge unpopularity of her Withdrawal Agreement

As May digs her heels in new polling demonstrates the huge unpopularity of her Withdrawal Agreement

NEW POLLING on the Withdrawal Agreement commissioned by Global Britain contains no good news for the Prime Minister. Not even a scintilla of Christmas cheer.

The headline result is that more people support ...

Paul Spare
Meeting the power surge is not for feint hearts (nor wind turbines)

Meeting the power surge is not for feint hearts (nor wind turbines)

NEW YORK, in the words of the popular song, is the city that never sleeps - life there continues around the clock.  To some extent, in 2018, London, Manchester, Glasgow and other large UK cities might ...

Liam Kerr
It is not enough to thank our emergency workers, we must protect them

It is not enough to thank our emergency workers, we must protect them

I SPENT THE EVENING of November 5th in the Dundee fire control room, watching as the calls came flooding in.

As we know now, firefighters across Scotland dealt with more than 330 ...

Ross Thomson
Why I cannot support the PM's divisive plan

Why I cannot support the PM's divisive plan

IN THE 2014 Scottish Independence referendum I campaigned head, heart, body and soul to keep our United Kingdom together and to stop the SNP from breaking it up. Since my election to the House of ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
Democracy equals prosperity for Scotland - but who's listening?

Democracy equals prosperity for Scotland - but who's listening?

I AM OLD ENOUGH and indeed fortunate enough to have had the sort of education that seems, alas, to have fallen by the wayside for political reasons.  By the end of my early years at ...

Paul Spare
Wind power ain't all that's claimed for it

Wind power ain't all that's claimed for it

EVERY SO OFTEN there is a story in Scotland’s media that hails the great advances being made by technology designed to be environmentally friendlier and help us reverse climate change. That’s fair enough, but what ...

Jack Ponton
Tidal power ain't all that's claimed for it

Tidal power ain't all that's claimed for it

IT IS DEPRESSING how the media routinely publish press releases from renewable energy developers and lobby groups as if they were scientific fact rather than exercises in public relations. An example of this appeared in ...

Eben Wilson
Hammond's neo-Keynesian budget threatens us all

Hammond's neo-Keynesian budget threatens us all

A NUMBER of commentators have pointed to the oddity that Conservative Chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have succumbed to a worldview in which Her Majesty’s Government is the owner of all our money, and it ...