Thinkpolitics

Liam Kerr
Road safety should learn from human behaviour, not work against it

Road safety should learn from human behaviour, not work against it

THE SCOTTISH GREENS outlined plans recently to cut the national speed limit to 20 mph in all residential zones. Whilst I am pleased to see the Greens have temporarily given up propping-up the SNP and ...

Jamie Greene
 The SNP's double standards reveal an anti-democratic strategy

The SNP's double standards reveal an anti-democratic strategy

FOR DECADES now the agenda in Scottish politics has been skewed around our country’s constitutional question – should we continue to be a part of the United Kingdom? Finally, it was put before the people ...

Jonathan Stanley
Scotland should look back to the future

Scotland should look back to the future

IT'S HARD TO THINK the world first became aware of nuclear energy over seventy years ago. Hard to think until twenty-three years ago Scotland had one of the most advanced nuclear programmes in the world. ...

Ross Thomson
Brexit is an opportunity for Scotland

Brexit is an opportunity for Scotland

SINCE THE HISTORIC referendum result on 23rd June last year the immediate go-to argument from the SNP has been that ‘Scotland voted to remain”. Conveniently side-stepping the fact that the EU referendum was a UK-wide ...

Murdo Fraser
SNP asleep at the wheel over rate rises

SNP asleep at the wheel over rate rises

NO MATTER how much a Government thinks it is in charge, it can easily be blown off track by events. An unforeseen, unpredicted crisis can blow up suddenly, requiring urgent action and response.

A ...

Effie Deans
Playing hardball with Mrs Angry

Playing hardball with Mrs Angry

THERE’S A LITTLE WOMAN I know who is from the Glasgow area and she always gets her own way. If there is a committee meeting she is aggressive. She interrupts. She tries to belittle the ...

Jonathan Stanley
Fake News? It was invented in Scotland…

Fake News? It was invented in Scotland…

WE FORGET during the halcyon days of Scotland's independence referendum, when we were offered independence and decided to give it back, that fake news was big here long before it took hold in America.

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Ian Duncan MEP
EU membership: a queue or not a queue?

EU membership: a queue or not a queue?

IT HAS BEEN SAID that a Brit will happily form an orderly queue of one. Brits have a peculiar love affair with queuing; it’s almost as if we invented it. Recently I found myself in ...

Effie Deans
We need to be more positive in defending the United Kingdom

We need to be more positive in defending the United Kingdom

BEFORE FINALLY deciding to campaign for Brexit, Boris Johnson prepared two articles for his regular Daily Telegraph column. The first explained why he was choosing to vote Leave, the other why he was choosing to ...

Eben Wilson
Cry freedom and enjoy the “gig economy”

Cry freedom and enjoy the “gig economy”

THE UPSIDE DOWN political economy of socialism never ceases to amaze.

Hordes cry for “good jobs” in tandem with politicians claiming to create jobs and growth; then along come Uber, Deliveroo and ...

Murdo Fraser
Mackay’s Magic Money Tree Bears Fruit

Mackay’s Magic Money Tree Bears Fruit

IN LAST WEEK'S budget debate in the Scottish Parliament, Conservative speakers were challenged by the SNP, among them the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay, as to how we would square the circle in terms of supporting ...

Eben Wilson
It’s the golf cart, stupid

It’s the golf cart, stupid

THE LEFT always does outrage well. The waving placards, vicious tone and bereaved blurting of those who see Brexit, Trump or capitalism as reasons to grieve in a sea of their own assertive self-righteousness never ...