July 12, 2024

Scots Tory analysis already repeating old mistakes

WHEN I wrote for ThinkScotland after Sturgeon’s resignation and Yousaf’s accession, I argued the SNP was a basket case with no prospect of a ...

June 29, 2024

Reparations Now! – reveals induced guilt is theft

MY SLOGAN for all parties in the forthcoming General Election, other than Scotland’s current ruling one, is this: “SNP? No thanks, I’d ...

June 26, 2024

What are the risks of Trump’s second term plans?

WITHIN 6 HOURS of his conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records to cover up a hush money payment to a porn star, Donald Trump’s ...

June 21, 2024

A European surge to the right – what next for the UK?

PRESIDENT MACRON of France got a shock when Marine Le Pen’s ultra-right wing National Rally Party won 32% of the vote in the EU elections ...

June 14, 2024

Some inheritance – 24 years on, decline is everywhere

WE ALL SUFFER selective amnesia, ‘rose tinted glasses’ if you like. For instance, the past may be a foreign land and I recall it sort of ...

June 3, 2024

Carrot or stick? A free market solution to education

THE UK’S INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL independent education sector is one of the only industries in the UK that is truly a free market. That ...

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Dr Catherine McCall

No human being is born into the wrong body

AS WE READ in The Times that Moray Council is considering guidance for supporting so-called ‘transgender’ children that will prevent teachers from using the correct

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Jill Stephenson

The power of education matters

MY VIEW of education is a very simple one. Education is empowering. Without education, or with an inadequate education, a child’s life chances are stunted.

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Hamish Gobson

Life in the Highlands, Then and Then

Hamish Gobson’s diary: the view from across the Uisge           Saturday 1st June 2024 NOW THAT Humble Humza’s world had ended,

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Catherine McBride

Time for the OBR to admit it got Brexit wrong

THE OBR (Office for Budget Responsibility) published its annual report evaluating its fiscal forecasting record last month. The report doesn’t mention Brexit specifically but does

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