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The Prime Minister's statement to Parliament on the EU Council rights of EU citizens in the UK

The Prime Minister's statement to Parliament on the EU Council rights of EU citizens in the UK

WITH permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on last week’s European Council - and the proposals we are publishing today which, on a reciprocal basis, seek to give reassurance and certainty ...

Jonathan Stanley
Theresa May should be cut some slack

Theresa May should be cut some slack

ONE OF the most powerful defining moments in the our relations with the poor and vulnerable is taking shape in London.  The fire at Grenfell Tower has claimed many lives and the events leading up ...

Elizabeth Smith
Will John Swinney deliver real change for the better?

Will John Swinney deliver real change for the better?

TODAY, John Swinney will make a statement to Parliament in which he will outline how he intends to reform school governance.

He will start by saying that the status quo ...

Andrew Morrison
The people of the UK have spoken - we want to stay British

The people of the UK have spoken - we want to stay British

FOR THE LAST five or so years our Union has been under threat. It started with peak Nat in 2011, the inevitable referendum on Scottish Independence, the long gruelling three years of campaigning to save ...

Jonathan Stanley
Accepting what's wrong with the NHS must come before planning its reform

Accepting what's wrong with the NHS must come before planning its reform

PARTS OF SCOTLAND have had tax funded, free at the point of use, health care for a century. The idea is firmly embedded in the national psyche. Much has changed since the Highland and Island ...

Tony Trewavas
Applying science can make political policy much more effective

Applying science can make political policy much more effective

THERE IS MUCH common ground about supporting science in party manifestoes but with a few exceptions it is mostly motherhood and apple pie. Too often, politicians pay lip service to the use of evidence for ...

Jonathan Stanley
Our Claim of Right can only be honoured by voting Unionist

Our Claim of Right can only be honoured by voting Unionist

ON THURSDAY Scotland will vote in the UK General Election where we face a choice of two futures. On one path we vote for two Scottish Governments and on the other we vote for none.

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Elizabeth Smith
The Curriculum for Excellence needs to be reset

The Curriculum for Excellence needs to be reset

THE CURRICULUM FOR which was launched in 2004, was heralded as the most fundamental reform of Scottish education for a generation. Rightly, there were high expectations. 

There was near unanimous agreement that its ...

James Corbett
Election 2017? The Writer reawakens... JTR Corbett is back!

Election 2017? The Writer reawakens... JTR Corbett is back!

WELL, after a prolonged hiatus, I’m back. Fortunately nothing much has happened in my absence. Except Brexit… and Theresa May becoming PM… and Trump… and the Council Elections. Okay, maybe a little has happened since ...

Jill Stephenson
Sins of omission in the Nationalist narrative

Sins of omission in the Nationalist narrative

IT IS NOW a commonplace that Scottish nationalists tell lies. I rehearsed a number of these in a previous Think Scotland article. What is also clear is that Scottish nationalists cannot tell the ...

Jamie Greene
Nul points for oor Nicola

Nul points for oor Nicola

I AM PROBABLY not the only person who thinks that the most political event of the year graced our television screens just recently.  No, not the French presidential election, the German regional elections, nor even ...

Tony Trewavas
Britain should become an optimistic nation by backing Thorium for power generation

Britain should become an optimistic nation by backing Thorium for power generation

USE OF THORIUM instead of uranium in reactors can allay virtually all public concern over weapons proliferation, radioactive pollution, toxic waste and fuel that is costly and complicated to process. 

Thorium is ...