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The SNP Record: good or bad? Executive Report

The SNP Record: good or bad? Executive Report

IN THIS report – published by ThinkScotland.org and available here – the data, mostly produced by the Scottish government itself, demonstrates the SNP, despite being in power over the last 14 years, has an unparalleled  record ...

Gail MacDonald
 Scotland and its bad romance

Scotland and its bad romance

WE’VE ALL been there, have we not?  Taken a romantic view of something or someone and only saw what we wanted to see.   When our feelings have wiped the floor with logic and reason and we are ...

Dean M Thomson
 Why is the First Minister playing away from home?

Why is the First Minister playing away from home?

ALTHOUGH Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon frequently demands that London respects devolved competencies yet she has never demonstrated any respect for reserved matters such as foreign affairs. In fact, this double standard is part of a ...

Owen Polley
Dividing the UK causes anger and unrest! Who would have thought it?

Dividing the UK causes anger and unrest! Who would have thought it?

THE DEATH of the Duke of Edinburgh meant things were much quieter over the weekend in Northern Ireland, after a turbulent Easter week. There were a few violent incidents in Coleraine and Belfast, but, ...

Dean M Thomson
Scotland under the SNP is now officially the 'Sick man of Europe'

Scotland under the SNP is now officially the 'Sick man of Europe'

WHEN NICOLA STURGEON delivered her 2016 ‘Priorities for Government’ speech, the tone was optimistic. She spoke professionally about the sort of Scotland she was pledging to usher in. Speaking of the importance of greater equality ...

Gail MacDonald
 Moral sanctimony, fear’s snivelling friend

Moral sanctimony, fear’s snivelling friend

I WROTE TO MY MP last Spring asking if he could have a word with Nicola Sturgeon to ask her to stop adopting a new language and tone that seemed suited to a head teacher addressing ...

Max Young
 SNP austerity can’t fix the potholes – they just get bigger

SNP austerity can’t fix the potholes – they just get bigger

THE SNP ARGUES CONSTANTLY that Tory austerity imposed by an overbearing Westminster government is an evil that strongly affects Scotland. The reality is the SNP leadership has imposed more widespread and extremely damaging cuts than ...

The Dissenter
 Unionists must not defend the status quo but return to first principles by asking ‘what works?’

Unionists must not defend the status quo but return to first principles by asking ‘what works?’

FAILURE OF SEPARATISTS in Government is matched only by failure of unionists to hold them to account. Big or small, no matter the size or scale of failure, our devolved politicians seem impervious to accountability, ...

Sylvia Anderson
 Throwing our Human Rights out with the bath water

Throwing our Human Rights out with the bath water

COVID-19 HAS BEEN threatening our human rights and I am highly concerned by this. I was relieved when I heard that the Judicial Review of the Scottish Government policies on preventing communal worship had been ...

Danielle Boxall
 A separate Scotland could require to double income tax

A separate Scotland could require to double income tax

SINCE OUR INCEPTION, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has campaigned across the length and breadth of the UK. Folks in Perth are just as likely to see us in the newspapers, or a street stall in their ...

Jill Stephenson
 Nicola Sturgeon’s feet of clay

Nicola Sturgeon’s feet of clay

‘NICOLA STURGEON’S office trashes Alex Salmond inquiry after bombshell finding’, shouts the headline on Friday, 19 March 2021 from the Herald.  

There is something surreal about Nicola Sturgeon and her cronies crying ‘foul’ ...

Regina Erich
 The Hate Crime Bill: depriving women of the protection of the law

The Hate Crime Bill: depriving women of the protection of the law

"Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all."

THIS IS THE FIRST ...