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Jonathan Stanley
There's no 'I' in team for our dear leader

There's no 'I' in team for our dear leader

INEPT, incongruent, inciteful, individualistic, irreverent, indefatigable, irascible, iniquitous, inaccurate, inpertinent, indecisive, ignoble, irrational, ignorant, intolerant, invidious, incompetent, invertebrate.

Say what you like about our Prime Minister Theresa May, she certainly puts the ...

Elizabeth Smith
Wake-up call rings as international decline of Scottish universities due to SNP policies is revealed

Wake-up call rings as international decline of Scottish universities due to SNP policies is revealed

THIS WEEK, the European University Association published its latest report into the state of higher education sectors in 33 nations across Europe. It did not make for happy reading for the SNP. It points to ...

Alan Grant
Review: Fisherman’s Friends

Review: Fisherman’s Friends

WITH A TITLE like Fisherman’s Friends hilarity cannot be far away, surely? It's a movie title that really opens itself up for some, if not particularly original, gags – mostly revolving around the fact that it can refer to ...

Eben Wilson
Don’t laugh at Laffer – it is redistribution that's risible

Don’t laugh at Laffer – it is redistribution that's risible

AT A PUBLIC MEETING the other night I was challenged by an attendee to agree how important “redistribution” is to social cohesion. I had been extolling the virtues of wealth creation by avoiding the dead ...

Brian Monteith
New polling suggests Brexit Party is set to reap the voters’ wrath

New polling suggests Brexit Party is set to reap the voters’ wrath

ANOTHER PARLIAMENTARY vote, another assault on British democracy.  It is shameful that such a sentence has to be written, but there it is.  With the two main parties failing to honour the referendum will the British people ...

Murdo Fraser
Time for Sturgeon to show leadership on 'othering'

Time for Sturgeon to show leadership on 'othering'

I WROTE an article on this site back in January about the language that had crept into political discourse around the Brexit debate, with MPs like Anna Soubry facing regular abuse for their opinions. ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 39

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 39

HAPPY PADDY’S DAY to all! It’s been all go this week with the Grandparents over again, meaning Jamie and Lily have been enjoying the usual spoiling and days out. James and I managed to reacquaint ...

Miles Saltiel
Toast, with meaningless votes on the side

Toast, with meaningless votes on the side

TO SIMPLIFY MATTERS, it is now 10-to-1 on that Theresa May shall be toast by the end of next week. It is a signal of where we are that her defenestration should be but an ...

Jill Stephenson
The Arrogance of those in power too long

The Arrogance of those in power too long

WE HAVE SEEN THEM in various countries: the leaders who hang onto power for too long. Francisco Franco in Spain was a case in point, as Caudillo, head of his authoritarian regime from the civil war ...

Aaron Brown
Come and wave us off! Fishing for Leave to launch ‘March To Leave’ with Tyne Flotilla and parade!

Come and wave us off! Fishing for Leave to launch ‘March To Leave’ with Tyne Flotilla and parade!

FISHERMEN’S ORGANISATION Fishing for Leave – who organised the referendum’s Thames Flotilla – will stage yet another audacious event to highlight the death sentence MPs thwarting Brexit presents to British fishing and coastal communities.

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Alan Grant
Review: The Aftermath

Review: The Aftermath

BASED ON Rhidian Brook’s book of the same name, The Aftermath drops its audience into the ruined city of Hamburg five months after the end of the second world war. Amid the shattered lives, destroyed ...

Brian Monteith
Deliver a real Brexit or there will be a political reckoning

Deliver a real Brexit or there will be a political reckoning

OUR POLITICIANS through their deceit, self-aggrandisement, short termism and ignorance have brought disgrace on this nation. 

Let us be clear Theresa May was elected on a false prospectus. She said “no deal ...