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Tom Gallagher
 Forget standards: Scottish education will shift to indoctrination at the hands of the SNP

Forget standards: Scottish education will shift to indoctrination at the hands of the SNP

THE SCOTTISH EDUCATION system may well soon get a whiff of what teaching would have been like if Britain had not repulsed the might of Nazi Germany in 1940 and instead had been swallowed up ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Trying to be adult with a hangover

The Mummy Diaries – Trying to be adult with a hangover

LOCKDOWN day 399,507 or so it seems and it’s just another week – but with one exception! My family had come up with the idea of doing movie-themed dinner nights over Zoom so we could ...

Michelle Ballantyne
 The prize comes from winning, not trying to be second

The prize comes from winning, not trying to be second

EYES ON THE PRIZE should be the mantra of every individual who is concerned about the rise of nationalism in Scotland. Eyes on the prize.  

Sadly, such is the state of our ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 33 on the US, U2 and eggs-over-easy

Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 33 on the US, U2 and eggs-over-easy

AWAY FROM the course at Fort Leavenworth there was an awful lot of extra-curricular activity going on, much of it thanks to our civilian sponsors who took their volunteer jobs seriously and made sure we ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Handy holiday planner (Last week-of-holiday-hell ideas)

The Mummy Diaries – Handy holiday planner (Last week-of-holiday-hell ideas)

WHATEVER way you look at it, the Easter holidays haven’t really been Easter holidays. I mean it’s like we’ve just been flung back into a level ‘Z’ lockdown but instead of the usual government antics ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 32 Learning how to fight the American way…

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 32 Learning how to fight the American way…

FORT LEAVENWORTH, was founded in 1827 and is situated on a strategic bend in the Missouri River – on whose banks you can still discern the ruts made by the wagons of the earliest settlers ...

Leo Kearse
 Why I have to run against Humza’s Hate Crime Bill

Why I have to run against Humza’s Hate Crime Bill

I LOVE being a comedian. I travel the world, drinking free beer and sleeping as long as I want. But I’m throwing my endless adolescence away to stand for election in Glasgow to repeal the ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – The night time intruder strikes again!

The Mummy Diaries – The night time intruder strikes again!

AH, WE ALL REMEMBER those newborn baby days don’t we? The cuddles, the newborn baby smell, the emotions, the puke, the lack of sleep. It’s all expected. People will actually sympathise when you lose your ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 31 Backwards Airways and BMW on my ‘double blue’

Musings of a REAL Tank Commander – Part 31 Backwards Airways and BMW on my ‘double blue’

THERE I WAS, sitting at my desk in RHQ 4RTR in Imphal Barracks, Osnabruck, Germany, doing some bit of administration or other, when my phone rang. On the other end was Eyre Maunsell, a 4RTR ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Is it easter holiday time already?

The Mummy Diaries – Is it easter holiday time already?

JUST WHEN you think you’ve got this parenting thing in the bag and you start to feel smug you’ve nailed the morning routine – your youngest will wait until you’ve finished dressing her before pouring ...

Alan Melville
 Remaining in Britain is not about money it is about family

Remaining in Britain is not about money it is about family

THE ACTS OF UNION in 1707 did not merely bring an official end to generations of warfare, it drew together two of the most remarkable nations in the world and from their marriage gave our ...

Dean M Thomson
 Where’s the outrage? Why are so few exercised about the lack of ethics in Scottish public life?

Where’s the outrage? Why are so few exercised about the lack of ethics in Scottish public life?

THE SLEW OF ALLEGATIONS affecting Scottish public life is disturbing, to put it mildly. But what is more alarming has been the lowering of the bar on what constitutes conventionally accepted standards of behaviour and ...