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Miles Saltiel
What does Boris do next within the rule of law?

What does Boris do next within the rule of law?

THE PRIME MINISTER has told members of his Cabinet (who in turn have told the Commons) that naturally, he is to comply with the law. Let us take it that he is unable to agree ...

Victor Clements
Why we need to change our referendums – and how

Why we need to change our referendums – and how

THERE HAVE BEEN two referendums in Scotland in the last five years; the Scottish Independence referendum in 2014 and the referendum on membership of the European Union in 2016. Both referendums were intended to address ...

Jamie Nugent
Venezuela’s tragedy – Chavista terror follows a familiar pattern of violence for political ends

Venezuela’s tragedy – Chavista terror follows a familiar pattern of violence for political ends

ASIDE FROM BRIBERY, fear and terror are the means by which the Chavista regime keeps itself in power.  As the regime weakens and has fewer resources at its command it is becoming more reliant on ...

Ewen Stewart
Faux outrage – setting the record straight

Faux outrage – setting the record straight

SO THERE WE HAVE IT, Bercow has described it as ‘a constitutional outrage’, Sturgeon has said Johnson is ‘acting like a dictator’ and Anna Soubry MP and leader of something called Change UK, which I ...

Jonathan Stanley
Merkel has given us a potato – the consequences could be disastrous

Merkel has given us a potato – the consequences could be disastrous

I'VE ENJOYED READING Emma's Mummy Diaries here on ThinkScotland.  It had me thinking about our man Boris agreeing with Chancellor Merkel's suggestion that the Irish Backstop is 'ours' to sort out – and that ...

Jonathan Stanley
Slaughter of the lambs all because of Brexit

Slaughter of the lambs all because of Brexit

IT HAD TO HAPPEN.  At some point as we close in on leaving the EU the Remoaners would come up with something so absurd that the lunacy of their argument could only be appreciated at ...

Nick Cook
Is it time for a new UK drugs policy?

Is it time for a new UK drugs policy?

HURRICANE BORIS already makes it feel like a lifetime ago. But for a brief period early in the summer, the Conservative Party leadership contest appeared set to become the unlikely catalyst for a fresh national ...

Paul Spare
Do we face climate extinction or self-destruction?

Do we face climate extinction or self-destruction?

THE PRESSURE GROUP Extinction Rebellion has garnered considerable publicity in recent weeks with their demands for policy changes to mitigate Global Warming.  Its demands are very generalised but include the UK economy becoming carbon neutral by ...

Linda Holt
Johnson might yet prove to be Davidson's greatest asset

Johnson might yet prove to be Davidson's greatest asset

WE LIVE IN AN ERA of celebrity politics, 24-hour media, and the relentless flow of comment on social media, where everyone can be a reporter and a pundit, treating the famous as if they were ...

Ewen Stewart
Smear, innuendo and speaking to the gallery

Smear, innuendo and speaking to the gallery

IN THE SPIRIT OF GENEROSITY let’s just say the last three years have been one of partial truth. We all now know what May’s ‘Brexit means Brexit’ really meant and we all now know what ...

Jonathan Stanley
Identity politicians are jumping sharks – so now's the time for ideals to resurface

Identity politicians are jumping sharks – so now's the time for ideals to resurface

SOMETHING HAPPENED this week which shows just what a maelstrom Scottish identity politics finds itself in. Unionism announced it had run out of ideas. This is serious.

We saw yet another pivot-shift ...

Jonathan Stanley
Peterborough was a watershed everyone can learn from

Peterborough was a watershed everyone can learn from

PETERBOROUGH was a watershed by-election. First-off it returned Labour's first out of the closet anti-Semite MP this century and that alone makes for grim reading.

Something else happened though, and it's very ...