Today’s Thinking

Brian Monteith
Margaret Thatcher in disguise?

Margaret Thatcher in disguise?

IS OUR First Minister feeling the pressure? Has the adulation during all the past campaigning, the parade of photocalls, the incessant Selfies, and the very obvious personality cult that was encouraged to break the spell ...

William Ross
Clash of the dreadnoughts: Is Theresa May Admiral Jellicoe to Nicola Sturgeon's Scheer?

Clash of the dreadnoughts: Is Theresa May Admiral Jellicoe to Nicola Sturgeon's Scheer?

Or alternatively: Ten Thoughts from an SNP 'Leaver'...

THE LAST TWO weeks have seen a British political Battle of Jutland break out between Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon. This is high stakes ...

ThinkScotland
Counter-surveillance for under tens

Counter-surveillance for under tens

WHAT DID a typical school run look like for you, when you were a child? Let me tell you about mine.

My father would go out and check the car, get it ...

Otto Inglis
Gender neutral toilets, but why?

Gender neutral toilets, but why?

WE HAVE become so inured to political correctness in the public sector that when Glasgow City Council revealed two weeks ago that the three new primary schools that they were building would have gender-neutral or ...

Jonathan Stanley
Theresa May should have read Faust before offering a Faustian bargain

Theresa May should have read Faust before offering a Faustian bargain

This week the Prime Minister spurned Nicola Sturgeon's advances on a second independence referendum with the one of the worst arguments to moderation, "Not tonight dear, it's not the time".  This has immediately opened up ...

Brian Monteith
The SNP is wrong. There has been no material change in circumstances

The SNP is wrong. There has been no material change in circumstances

THERE CAN only be one reason the SNP can justify demanding a second independence referendum and that is to demonstrate that there has been a material change in the circumstances of Scotland’s relationship with the ...

Brian Monteith
Reasons to leave the single market [5]: the Dutch Auction of our taxes

Reasons to leave the single market [5]: the Dutch Auction of our taxes

WHILE MOST PEOPLE – irrespective of their political leanings – are disgusted with the low amount of taxation paid by big corporations, few pretend to understand how it happens and practically everyone feels powerless to ...

Brian Monteith
Sturgeon’s bluff is called

Sturgeon’s bluff is called

THE PRIME MINISTER has called Nicola Sturgeon's bluff. The First Minister has been told in front of millions who watched and and the millions more who read about it after that the UK will be ...

Brian Monteith
Reasons to leave the single market [4]: The damaging and risky harmonisation of euro payments

Reasons to leave the single market [4]: The damaging and risky harmonisation of euro payments

AS AN example of how the euro drives EU policy even for Member States outside of the currency – the incoherent legislation and value destruction of the EU's harmonised payments system demonstrates the risks most people are ...

Brian Monteith
Reasons to leave the single market [3]: We need greater distance from the Euro

Reasons to leave the single market [3]: We need greater distance from the Euro

This year marks eighteen years into the life of the euro, all 27 EU member States other than the UK are in to, committed to join it, or pursuing policies in exact alignment with it. ...

Brian Monteith
Reasons to leave the single market [2]: The UK’s liabilities to EU financing mechanisms

Reasons to leave the single market [2]: The UK’s liabilities to EU financing mechanisms

IT IS LITTLE KNOWN that the UK has liabilities of nearly EUR1.3 trillion (£1.1 trillion) by being part of the EU and its Single Market – including responsibility for the entire EU cash budget, and ...

Brian Monteith
Reasons to leave the single market [1]: How it allows other countries to plunder the UK’s GDP and taxes

Reasons to leave the single market [1]: How it allows other countries to plunder the UK’s GDP and taxes

 

UP TO £10 billion per annum in taxes and another £10 billion per annum in investment are disappearing out of the UK thanks to a perfectly legal abuse of the Freedom ...