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Jonathan Stanley
Why has the Scottish Office supported a poison pill in the Brexit Bill?

Why has the Scottish Office supported a poison pill in the Brexit Bill?

AT LONG LAST we have seen the first draft of the Great Repeal Bill. It was always going to be sport deciphering the jargon and legalese and sure enough it was worth the patience.

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Miles Saltiel
Brexit negotiation paradoxes – and what they point to

Brexit negotiation paradoxes – and what they point to

AS DAVID DAVIS approaches his second meeting with Michel Barnier it is fair to say that Brussels has played something of a blinder. It has fastened the principle of extraterritorial powers to the emotional topic ...

Charles Harris
The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

Dear Readers,

I WAS MADE AWARE again this week of the real need for 'Objectivity' in addressing the process of working in Art and other creative disciplines. For life often reserves a ...

Brian Monteith
Clearance for Super Pumas to fly announced

Clearance for Super Pumas to fly announced

THE NORTH SEA'S “workhorse” helicopter can fly again. After an accident off Norway in April last year, the Super Puma H225 and AS332 L2 helicopters were grounded by the UK and Norwegian authorities. They have now ...

Martin Livermore
Are electric cars the future?

Are electric cars the future?

AS GOVERNMENTS continue to push for cars with lower CO2 emissions, most manufacturers have gone beyond simply making their diesel and petrol-engined models more efficient (although the results of this have been impressive). They have also ...

Eben Wilson
Beware the ideas of marchers

Beware the ideas of marchers

ONCE AGAIN we see and hear the left; first Glastonbury, then Glasgow, London, and now Hamburg resonating to angry shouts from those claiming to be downtrodden, or acting on the behalf of the dispossessed.

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Martyn Greene
Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

"We call on all MPs to put their party loyalties aside and work together to form a Unity Government to best deal with the Brexit negotiations, austerity economics and terrorism."

THE CONSERVATIVE ...

Robert Kilgour
The independence bus may be parked but the engine is still running

The independence bus may be parked but the engine is still running

DESPITE AVOIDING a recession the recent warning from the Fraser of Allander Institute that Scotland faces a "lost decade" of low growth despite sends yet another signal that Scotland is trapped in a Catch-22 situation of ...

Jill Stephenson
Neverendum: the referendum question in Quebec

Neverendum: the referendum question in Quebec

ON 24 JULY 1967, President Charles De Gaulle of France made a rousing speech to a crowd of some twenty thousand in front of the city hall in Montreal, which culminated in the words ‘Long ...

Martin Livermore
Why not nuclear?

Why not nuclear?

THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT continues to have ambitious plans for spending vast sums of money on huge numbers of wind turbines and experimental wave and tidal energy projects in its bid to make Scotland “the Saudi ...

Charles Harris
Is Art a gift – and non-stop rain...

Is Art a gift – and non-stop rain...

DEAR READERS, I was touched this week by a letter I received talking about the gift of art. However, while very kind, I do not really believe art is a gift. And if it is, ...

Tony Trewavas
Technology is the solution to environmental challenges – not the problem

Technology is the solution to environmental challenges – not the problem

IT IS TWO YEARS now since an Ecomodernist manifesto was published by eighteen prominent greens. Its eighty-four statements were a radical departure from traditional environmentalism that it rejected.  It remains a document well worth considering ...