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Alan Grant
Think Movies: Joker

Think Movies: Joker

IN THE WORDS of Andrew Scott’s mould-shattering depiction of another villain, Jim Moriarty, “Did you miss me?”

After a period of absence, Think Movies is back and how better to return to ...

Frankie Hutcheson
As ignorant armies clash by night

As ignorant armies clash by night

NOW THAT Brexit-Halloween is past, and the “will there/won’t there be an election” suspense has broken, we find ourselves flung into full-on campaign mode. It feels simultaneously familiar and disturbingly new.

What ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One Baby, one threenager – Week 15

The Mummy Diaries: One Baby, one threenager – Week 15

YOU KNOW THAT OLD SAYING, be careful what you wish for? The last 12 months I have been desperate for Jamie to start chatting. Now he is and I’m starting to wish we could rewind ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Zombieland: Double Tap

Think Movies: Zombieland: Double Tap

IF THERE IS ONE ILLNESS that movies suffer from more than any other at the moment, it’s that they often come down with a really bad case of ‘the sequels’. It feels as if every ...

Frankie Hutcheson
Ruth Davidson's hubris – Part 2

Ruth Davidson's hubris – Part 2

WHAT HAS Ruth Davidson’s announcement that she’s giving up her new job as a part-time lobbyist got to do with the announcement of a general election on December 12? Everything and nothing – and none of ...

Dr Sutherland MacNeill
For snobby Nationalists and Greens, the real Scotland is as far away as ever

For snobby Nationalists and Greens, the real Scotland is as far away as ever

LIFTED almost word for word from The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell, it is worth remembering during this season of ill-will just how poorly Scottish Nationalists really understand Scottish people. Despite a great many needs ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 14

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 14

IT WAS HALLOWEEN at the Hargan’s last week! Jamie dressed up as a one-eyed monster and loved it. Lily had a black cat costume but she didn’t like it and refused to wear it. The ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit and the discipline of the prospectus

Brexit and the discipline of the prospectus

BORIS HAS GOT HIS ELECTION and ingenuously places his future in our hands. So what do we know, what alternatives are before us?

We may expect the parties to focus-group their lines, ...

Frankie Hutcheson
Ruth Davidson’s embarrassing hubris

Ruth Davidson’s embarrassing hubris

THE RESPONSE to the news that Ruth Davidson has taken on a £50k-pa, two-day-a-month job with Tulchan Communications has been unanimous: being an MSP and simultaneously working for a lobbying company is not on.

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Dr Sutherland MacNeill
The truth may harm Sturgeon's chances more than unionists could hope for

The truth may harm Sturgeon's chances more than unionists could hope for

AND WE'RE OFF, again, into a snap General Election. It could have come soon enough for many of us who simply want the result of the 2016 referendum respected.  Polls predict the SNP will regain ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 13

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 13

WE’VE MADE IT to the mid-term holidays and what was I expecting? A whole week of climbing the walls, boredom, tantrums, tears, fighting and one stressed out mummy. That’s what. So how do I avoid ...

Miles Saltiel
Floundering around on Brexit

Floundering around on Brexit

DOMINIC CUMMINGS may have a brain the size of a planet, but no-one wants their boss to cheese off his party, the Commons and the Supreme Court all in one go, then leave half the ...