Today’s Thinking

February 8, 2023
Alan Sked

Merkel and Sturgeon: two popular failures?

IT STRIKES ME both Angela Merkel and Nicola Sturgeon are regarded in the media as long-serving leaders who are pleasant, capable and successful. I don’t

Tom Gallagher

Is there a journalist who could write Flashman today?

Tom Gallagher article from Monday 22, June, 2020 THE HERALD NEWSPAPER in Glasgow is reticent about the fact that its deputy editor in the 1960s later went on to be a master story-teller whose novels sold millions, many remaining in print today.  George MacDonald Fraser represents a past that the newspaper is uncomfortable about. The […]

Martin Livermore

No longer fantastic plastic?

IN TODAY’S WORLD of blacks and whites, plastic waste is becoming a major target both of environmentalists and policymakers, and the benefits are being forgotten.

Struan Stevenson

Scotland needs nuclear power

Nuclear power is virtually CO2 emission free and currently provides around 40% of Scotland’s and 20% of the UK’s baseload electricity. The pledge by the

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