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Tom Gallagher
Trump arrives just in time to see a Scottish autocrat flaunt her power

Trump arrives just in time to see a Scottish autocrat flaunt her power

LET’S FACE IT Donald Trump and Nicola Sturgeon have certain elementary things in common. They are both egotists who crave attention. They rely on family members to discharge authority (she far more than him). They also ...

Brian Monteith
Long read: Scottish exceptionalism - and why Holyrood was born to be a bully

Long read: Scottish exceptionalism - and why Holyrood was born to be a bully

THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT was born to be different. Of course it was always intended to bring a greater degree of scrutiny and accountability to the elected ministers of the parliament’s new executive, who replaced ministers ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 4

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies - Week 4

THE HELP IS GONE! I am now responsible for washing, ironing, dinners, dishes, bottles, hoovering, washing floors, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors and oh yeah - keeping two human beings alive as well. I used to ...

Paul Spare
German experience shows how renewable power is not the solution

German experience shows how renewable power is not the solution

THE TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED states around the world enjoy a high standard of living. Their priorities vary – European countries, North America, Australia, Japan expend their wealth differently, but have one important characteristic in common.  They all have ...

Elizabeth Smith
Hands off Perth Royal Infirmary

Hands off Perth Royal Infirmary

LONG BEFORE I became an MSP in 2007, I became acutely aware of just what a special place Perth Royal Infirmary has in the hearts of thousands of residents across Perthshire and Kinross-shire—and rightly so. ...

William Ross
A note to my son about our Brexit betrayal and what it means

A note to my son about our Brexit betrayal and what it means

LAST WEDNESDAY night, just before the big game in Moscow with Croatia kicked off, my son (also a William) called me from Sao Luis, Brazil. This is on the verge of the great rainforest. The ...

Eben Wilson
Our media needs training to avoid Brexit fake news

Our media needs training to avoid Brexit fake news

FOLLOWING the Chequers meeting and publication of the Brexit White Paper we have seen gymnastic somersaults across the body politic. The responses of the chatterati remind me of a group of children trying to find ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit “Pants on fire!”

Brexit “Pants on fire!”

POLITICIANS have never had much of a reputation for straightforwardness – it is of the essence of their calling that hard lines get softened. We are more than a century away from Victorian standards of ...

Tom Gallagher
Why is nationalism dying out in Romania but thriving in Scotland?

Why is nationalism dying out in Romania but thriving in Scotland?

A RECENT HOLIDAY in Romania (a country which I have been visiting for 29 years), made me reflect on the respective potency of nationalism there and in Scotland where I live and was born.    

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Jonathan Stanley
May is hell bent on terminating Brexit, we must terminate her premiership instead

May is hell bent on terminating Brexit, we must terminate her premiership instead

LISTEN, and understand. That Terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until we ...

Jonathan Stanley
Nationalist Eurotrash undoes the indyscot narrative – that isn't necessarily good

Nationalist Eurotrash undoes the indyscot narrative – that isn't necessarily good

IT IS PAINFUL to read some of the nonsense the nationalists tweet at times. I should really think of Ross Greer as an incomplete Owen Jones, not quite as bombastic yet just as capable of ...

Paul Spare
Renewables fail us again

Renewables fail us again

ONE DOES NOT have to work in electricity supply to recognise how electricity supports almost every aspect of our lives.  There would be no modern financial services, no food storage, no instant power and light, no ...