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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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Stuart Crawford
Book review: Arnhem: ten days in the cauldron

Book review: Arnhem: ten days in the cauldron

THERE HAVE BEEN many accounts written on the Battle of Arnhem, that “glorious defeat” suffered by the British 1stAirborne Division in September 1944 during the Second World War.  Best known might possibly be Cornelius Ryan’s A Bridge ...

Miles Saltiel
Playing Brexit to the cheap seats

Playing Brexit to the cheap seats

LAST NIGHT'S lost votes leave a sense that Boris has lost his way. He has no reason to blame Remainers for their stagey reluctance to accept his word. After all, this follows Cummings’ boast that ...

Jonathan Stanley
Medicine scaremongering must be challanged

Medicine scaremongering must be challanged

DAVID NICHOLL is a Consultant Neurologist, well respected in the management of Parkinson's Disease and Epilepsy. His clinical work is highly valued.

He is not on the Pharmacy register. He is not ...

Stuart Crawford
On being an Islay taxi driver

On being an Islay taxi driver

AS I MAY HAVE MENTIONED elsewhere already, I have been spending the summer months on Islay in the Inner Hebrides.  I was invited to the island to help an old army friend with a number of ...

Miles Saltiel
Will it be a Brexit Biarritz?

Will it be a Brexit Biarritz?

FROM Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States will meet in Biarritz for the 2019 G7 summit. This will be the ...

Miles Saltiel
Is there a change in the Brexit weather?

Is there a change in the Brexit weather?

IN One hundred days we pointed to “high” and “low” roads for the new government to follow to change the parliamentary arithmetic. This would be encouraging us with new possibilities, in particular trade deals; or ...

Ewen Stewart
How some unionists are abetting the nationalist cause

How some unionists are abetting the nationalist cause

THERE SEEMS A STRANGE COALITION is developing between the forces of Scottish Nationalism and elements of Unionism in Scotland that no-deal Brexit may break the UK union. Some of the claims of the SNP are to ...

Miles Saltiel
Are we in a Brexit Silly Season?

Are we in a Brexit Silly Season?

AS WE ENTER the silly season of August, first let us examine the success of the new government in meeting the three objectives in my last column. They were:

Thwarting Commons opposition ...

Stuart Crawford
Restaurant review: Lochindaal Seafood Kitchen, Port Charlotte, Islay

Restaurant review: Lochindaal Seafood Kitchen, Port Charlotte, Islay

 

IT’S NOT OFTEN you come out of a restaurant and think “that’s the best meal I’ve ever had”, but that’s exactly what happened to me when I dined at Iain MacLellan’s ...

Miles Saltiel
Boris's Golden Age playbook is opened...

Boris's Golden Age playbook is opened...

LAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, Boris’ Downing Street speech followed the playbook set out in previous post, not so much “Silver Linings” as “Golden Age”. He reached out to the country, encouraged it to discount alarmism and ...

Miles Saltiel
How the Brexit  interregnum becomes a roller-coaster

How the Brexit interregnum becomes a roller-coaster

UNTIL TUESDAY 23 JULY when the Tories announce their decision, we are stuck in an interregnum. May’s spending commitments have scant purchase upon her successor; her ribbon-cutting on the world stage counts for similarly round ...