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Liam Kerr
The SNP's sectarian politics is no way to fight sectarianism

The SNP's sectarian politics is no way to fight sectarianism

THE SNP does not shy away from ill-conceived, controversial legislation – you only have to look at the past few years: the Named Person Scheme, the destruction of British Transport Police in Scotland, and the ...

Jonathan Stanley
Why Greening's gusto for changing gender without medical opinion?

Why Greening's gusto for changing gender without medical opinion?

ORWELL foresaw a great many things but the wilful abuse of language to corrupt the free thinking of individuals is one that haunts Western society ever more.

Socialism is the hatred of ...

David Hoey
A false flag in another corner of our Union

A false flag in another corner of our Union

THE COMMISSION on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition has been established as part of commitments made under the Stormont House and Fresh Start Agreements. The Commission’s website states that its task is to take forward a ...

Martin Livermore
Why electrification should mean going nuclear

Why electrification should mean going nuclear

ELECTRIFICATION is the future if the world’s energy use is to be radically ‘decarbonised’ – as the IPCC says is necessary. The somewhat contentious Paris accord is the latest stab at a concerted approach to this, ...

Jonathan Stanley
Why has the Scottish Office supported a poison pill in the Brexit Bill?

Why has the Scottish Office supported a poison pill in the Brexit Bill?

AT LONG LAST we have seen the first draft of the Great Repeal Bill. It was always going to be sport deciphering the jargon and legalese and sure enough it was worth the patience.

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Jonathan Stanley
When did lying become UK Government policy?

When did lying become UK Government policy?

POLITICIANS tend not to be the most trusted people in public life. They lie, they cheat, they steal, they do all manner of awful things both before and after subsidised meals and booze and then ...

Charles Harris
The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

The problem with subjectivity in today's learning process

Dear Readers,

I WAS MADE AWARE again this week of the real need for 'Objectivity' in addressing the process of working in Art and other creative disciplines. For life often reserves a ...

Brian Monteith
Clearance for Super Pumas to fly announced

Clearance for Super Pumas to fly announced

THE NORTH SEA'S “workhorse” helicopter can fly again. After an accident off Norway in April last year, the Super Puma H225 and AS332 L2 helicopters were grounded by the UK and Norwegian authorities. They have now ...

Martin Livermore
Are electric cars the future?

Are electric cars the future?

AS GOVERNMENTS continue to push for cars with lower CO2 emissions, most manufacturers have gone beyond simply making their diesel and petrol-engined models more efficient (although the results of this have been impressive). They have also ...

Miles Saltiel
Brexit negotiation paradoxes – and what they point to

Brexit negotiation paradoxes – and what they point to

AS DAVID DAVIS approaches his second meeting with Michel Barnier it is fair to say that Brussels has played something of a blinder. It has fastened the principle of extraterritorial powers to the emotional topic ...

Martyn Greene
Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

Why we need a National Unity Government – and you can help make it happen

"We call on all MPs to put their party loyalties aside and work together to form a Unity Government to best deal with the Brexit negotiations, austerity economics and terrorism."

THE CONSERVATIVE ...

Robert Kilgour
The independence bus may be parked but the engine is still running

The independence bus may be parked but the engine is still running

DESPITE AVOIDING a recession the recent warning from the Fraser of Allander Institute that Scotland faces a "lost decade" of low growth despite sends yet another signal that Scotland is trapped in a Catch-22 situation of ...