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Struan Stevenson
Businesses must unite in telling Scottish Government to focus on growth

Businesses must unite in telling Scottish Government to focus on growth

SINCE BEFORE THE ACTS of Union in 1707, England has been Scotland’s main trading partner. The United Kingdom is one of the largest economies in the world and Scotland has always played a key part ...

Tom Gallagher
Sweden beyond the cliches

Sweden beyond the cliches

A REVIEW of Sweden, Dying to be MultiCultural, the Rise and Fall of the Humanitarian Empire, 2017 edition, Paperback and Kindle.

Pelle Neroth Taylor is a young half-English, writer from Sweden who has ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 14

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 14

I THOUGHT THAT sending Jamie to creche was the hardest thing I’ve had to do. I was wrong. The hardest thing is seeing your baby sick and there’s nothing you can do about it. That, ...

Ewen Stewart
Ten years since Lehman Brothers: and it’s still playing out…

Ten years since Lehman Brothers: and it’s still playing out…

ON SATURDAY 15th September 2008 the collapse of Lehman Brothers was the eye of the storm of what became the financial crisis. Ten years on, while the sun continues to rise the world is a ...

Murdo Fraser
Visiting Brussels is enough to make anyone a Brexiteer

Visiting Brussels is enough to make anyone a Brexiteer

ALTHOUGH I was in favour of remaining in the EU, I have never been a particular fan of the European project. It always seemed to me that there was a self-perpetuating bureaucracy in Brussels which ...

Brian Monteith
Blocking Brexit or backing another referendum would cost Labour at the polls

Blocking Brexit or backing another referendum would cost Labour at the polls

Labour’s attitude to Brexit and a second referendum could cost them 19 of their 25 most marginal seats, making a Labour government a more distant prospect. Voters want to get a move on with Brexit ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 13

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 13

WELL, IT’S OFFICIAL! I’ve been outsmarted by a two-year-old. My mistake? Treating my toddler like he has the intelligence of a baby. He’s not a baby – he’s a toddler! Boss baby doesn’t even have ...

Owen Polley
Irish border? Ditch the dogma – do the deal

Irish border? Ditch the dogma – do the deal

IN THE IMAGINATION of remainers, the Tory European Research Group is a cadre of irreconcilable Brexit ultras, determined to wrench the UK from the EU in chaotic fashion. It’s ironic then, that the ERG’s latest ...

Brian Monteith
Chequers could cost Welsh Conservatives five MPs in a general election

Chequers could cost Welsh Conservatives five MPs in a general election

IT’S NOT JUST IN SCOTLAND that Conservatives face a humiliating rejection over Theresa May’s Chequers policy. The same goes for Wales too.

The Welsh Conservatives face a humiliating loss of five MPs ...

Jamie Nugent
Venezuela’s tragedy: appalling healthcare going from bad to worse

Venezuela’s tragedy: appalling healthcare going from bad to worse

HUGO CHAVEZ talked a lot about caring for the poor and sick, enshrining the right to free healthcare in the constitution and spending large sums on importing Cuban doctors into new healthcare facilities. 

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Charles Harris
The sad truth about Pablo Picasso and the need for true standards

The sad truth about Pablo Picasso and the need for true standards

DEAR READERS, It has been some time since I have last written. My apologies. The delay, and an inability to the find the time, were caused directly by my work outside in the challenging Scottish weather last Winter. We did not experience a ...

Aaron Brown
Fishing entitlement must be reformed if communities are to boom following Brexit

Fishing entitlement must be reformed if communities are to boom following Brexit

FISHING FOR LEAVE welcomes some areas of the UK Government's fisheries White Paper more than others. One thing we are adamant that must be fulfilled is that all repatriated resources are held as a national ...