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Jonathan Stanley
There's no 'I' in team for our dear leader

There's no 'I' in team for our dear leader

INEPT, incongruent, inciteful, individualistic, irreverent, indefatigable, irascible, iniquitous, inaccurate, inpertinent, indecisive, ignoble, irrational, ignorant, intolerant, invidious, incompetent, invertebrate.

Say what you like about our Prime Minister Theresa May, she certainly puts the ...

Murdo Fraser
Time for Sturgeon to show leadership on 'othering'

Time for Sturgeon to show leadership on 'othering'

I WROTE an article on this site back in January about the language that had crept into political discourse around the Brexit debate, with MPs like Anna Soubry facing regular abuse for their opinions. ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 39

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 39

HAPPY PADDY’S DAY to all! It’s been all go this week with the Grandparents over again, meaning Jamie and Lily have been enjoying the usual spoiling and days out. James and I managed to reacquaint ...

Miles Saltiel
 The shock and faux of Bercow

The shock and faux of Bercow

LAST THURSDAY, Stephen Barclay summed up for the Government in the debate on delaying Brexit after it lost the second meaningful vote. He touched upon Chris Bryant’s Amendment J, which was intended to reinforce the ...

Brian Monteith
New polling suggests Brexit Party is set to reap the voters’ wrath

New polling suggests Brexit Party is set to reap the voters’ wrath

ANOTHER PARLIAMENTARY vote, another assault on British democracy.  It is shameful that such a sentence has to be written, but there it is.  With the two main parties failing to honour the referendum will the British people ...

Aaron Brown
Come and wave us off! Fishing for Leave to launch ‘March To Leave’ with Tyne Flotilla and parade!

Come and wave us off! Fishing for Leave to launch ‘March To Leave’ with Tyne Flotilla and parade!

FISHERMEN’S ORGANISATION Fishing for Leave – who organised the referendum’s Thames Flotilla – will stage yet another audacious event to highlight the death sentence MPs thwarting Brexit presents to British fishing and coastal communities.

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Alan Grant
Review: The Aftermath

Review: The Aftermath

BASED ON Rhidian Brook’s book of the same name, The Aftermath drops its audience into the ruined city of Hamburg five months after the end of the second world war. Amid the shattered lives, destroyed ...

Brian Monteith
There is no such thing as “No Deal” – and impartial broadcasters should recognise this

There is no such thing as “No Deal” – and impartial broadcasters should recognise this

THE NEXT FEW WEEKS are possibly the most important for British democracy since the UK’s referendum on European Union membership was held on 23 June 2016.

It is vitally important that the ...

Jill Stephenson
The Arrogance of those in power too long

The Arrogance of those in power too long

WE HAVE SEEN THEM in various countries: the leaders who hang onto power for too long. Francisco Franco in Spain was a case in point, as Caudillo, head of his authoritarian regime from the civil war ...

Joshua Curzon
Venezuela’s tragedy: living in darkness under Maduro

Venezuela’s tragedy: living in darkness under Maduro

THIS WEEK Venezuela experienced one of the most severe and widespread blackouts in recent memory. The city of Caracas and nineteen of Venezuela’s twenty-three states were plunged into darkness for nineteen hours initially, with ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 38

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 38

ALL UPS and no downs this week thankfully. Although a few tears. No, not Jamie or Lily – me! I got a phone call from the local nursery to say they are holding the enrolment evening next ...

Nick Cook
Edinburgh tram extension should terminate in the City Chambers

Edinburgh tram extension should terminate in the City Chambers

LATER THIS MONTH, Edinburgh councillors will take a final decision on extending the city’s troubled tram project. Despite the massive cost overrun, delay, disruption and reputational damage brought by the original project, there is a principled ...