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Effie Deans
Conservatives in Scotland need something different

Conservatives in Scotland need something different

THERE ARE ONLY two issues of consequence in Scottish politics, Brexit and independence. I don’t follow what happens from day to day in the Scottish Parliament. In this, I strongly suspect, I am identical to ...

Miles Saltiel
What does Boris do next within the rule of law?

What does Boris do next within the rule of law?

THE PRIME MINISTER has told members of his Cabinet (who in turn have told the Commons) that naturally, he is to comply with the law. Let us take it that he is unable to agree ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 7

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 7

ANOTHER CHALLENGING WEEK over with! Hard work, persistence and always listen to your Mum is the secret to parenthood and life in general actually.

Jamie has always been a bit of a ...

Jon Woods
Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

Shortages of food and medicines? Really?

IN THE EVENT of a customs border being re-established as a result of Brexit it is claimed this will lead to shortages of food, medicines and other essentials. This is complete nonsense.

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Ed Glasgow
You can forget having lunch in an independent Scotland

You can forget having lunch in an independent Scotland

THE LATEST Times poll on the 4th of September shows Yes support for Independence at 49 per cent and No at 51 per cent. You would think that the SNP would be delighted with these figures (they ...

Victor Clements
Why we need to change our referendums – and how

Why we need to change our referendums – and how

THERE HAVE BEEN two referendums in Scotland in the last five years; the Scottish Independence referendum in 2014 and the referendum on membership of the European Union in 2016. Both referendums were intended to address ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 6

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 6

WE HAVE SURVIVED the first week of pre-school. Well, when I say ‘we’, I really mean me! Jamie didn’t even look back and fell into his new routine without so much as a whinge. Me? ...

Stuart Crawford
Book review: Arnhem: ten days in the cauldron

Book review: Arnhem: ten days in the cauldron

THERE HAVE BEEN many accounts written on the Battle of Arnhem, that “glorious defeat” suffered by the British 1stAirborne Division in September 1944 during the Second World War.  Best known might possibly be Cornelius Ryan’s A Bridge ...

Jonathan Stanley
In Scotland as in China, a snake is a little dragon

In Scotland as in China, a snake is a little dragon

FRIDAY'S UGLY DISPLAY in Govan would come as no surprise to anyone with a memory longer than five minutes.

One thing that can be relied upon from peaceful civic joyous nationalists is ...

Jamie Nugent
Venezuela’s tragedy – Chavista terror follows a familiar pattern of violence for political ends

Venezuela’s tragedy – Chavista terror follows a familiar pattern of violence for political ends

ASIDE FROM BRIBERY, fear and terror are the means by which the Chavista regime keeps itself in power.  As the regime weakens and has fewer resources at its command it is becoming more reliant on ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager - Week 5

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager - Week 5

WELL WE'VE HIT two huge milestones this week – and survived! On the very same day that Jamie started pre-school, Lily started walking. A day that won’t be forgotten for a while. It’s been emotional ...

Miles Saltiel
Playing Brexit to the cheap seats

Playing Brexit to the cheap seats

LAST NIGHT'S lost votes leave a sense that Boris has lost his way. He has no reason to blame Remainers for their stagey reluctance to accept his word. After all, this follows Cummings’ boast that ...