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Jonathan Stanley
Where now for eurosceptics in Scotland?

Where now for eurosceptics in Scotland?

UKIP’s MANIFESTO LAUNCH in Scotland never really left the launchpad, largely I suspect because there was never fuel in the tank to begin with.  There really was no manifesto and I doubt there ever will ...

Lap Gong Leong
Notes from the #GE2015: part 1

Notes from the #GE2015: part 1

THIS ELECTION was and will be remembered as the most important in a generation. It will be up there with 1945 and 1979. So many problems that were boiling under the surface are now coming ...

Murdo Fraser
New research paper: The SNP's broken promises revealed

New research paper: The SNP's broken promises revealed

A COMPONENT in the SNP’s electoral success in recent years has been the party's perceived reputation as providing competent government in Scotland, during its period of minority rule in the Scottish Parliament in 2007-2011, and ...

Ivor Tiefenbrun
How tax cuts get a bad name...

How tax cuts get a bad name...

ONE OF the many reasons why Socialism does and cannot ever work. Please forgive me if you have seen it before but this really should be on the front page of every newspaper during the election ...

Conor Hargan
Fast and Furious 7 – For Paul

Fast and Furious 7 – For Paul

Film Review: Fast and Furious 7 Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham. Produced By: Michael Fottrell, Vin Diesel, Neal H Moritz. Directed By: James Wan

THE LATEST INSTALMENT ...

Elizabeth Smith
Legislation is not the key to raising attainment

Legislation is not the key to raising attainment

LAST WEEK, the Scottish Government published its new education bill. It appears to have been met with a less than enthusiastic response within the educational establishment. 

This is not because the central ...

Hugh Andrew
A very simple choice

A very simple choice

DANNY ALEXANDER has received some degree of criticism for uttering a clear and simple truth. The General Election in Scotland is a choice between two movements. One wishes the end of Britain, one wishes its ...

Hugh Andrew
Alex Salmond follows the money

Alex Salmond follows the money

I RECEIVED a fair amount of coverage for my comments on our former First Minister’s Memoirs. Sadly much of it missed the point I was trying to make. It is a point well worth restating. 

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Emma Lockett
Fifty Shades of Garbage

Fifty Shades of Garbage

Film Review - Fifty Shades of Grey

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Max Martini

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Written By: Kelly Marcel, E.L James

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Elizabeth Smith
Can Sturgeon really grasp the education thistle?

Can Sturgeon really grasp the education thistle?

AT LAST, it looks like Scotland will get the kind of school reform that every pupil deserves

The blunt admission from Scotland's First Minister, that the current school system is not ...

Elizabeth Smith
Will losing British Open TV rights hurt both golf and the BBC?

Will losing British Open TV rights hurt both golf and the BBC?

THERE ARE many people who would argue that the great love affair which the British people have with sport has a lot to do with the long line of outstanding sports commentators who graced the ...

Hugh Andrew
A case for Damnatio Memoriae?

A case for Damnatio Memoriae?

SOME YEARS AGO I saw something in Algeria that shook me then as it still shakes me now. It was a Roman monument, prominently placed, heavily inscribed. In the middle of the inscription a name ...