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Alan Sked
 Don’t Panic! Don’t Panic! The UK should hold its nerve

Don’t Panic! Don’t Panic! The UK should hold its nerve

DESPITE her looming showdown with Alex Salmond, British politicians are still scared stiff of Nicola Sturgeon and her threat of Indyref2. Only Boris has the measure of her. As far as he is concerned any ...

Ewen Stewart
 A new hope for Britain, a new hope for Scotland

A new hope for Britain, a new hope for Scotland

THIS IS THE TIME to stand up and be counted. Our society and way of life is under attack like never before at so many levels and in ways that would have seemed totally improbable ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL tank commander – Part 24 Did somebody say there’s a war on?

Musings of a REAL tank commander – Part 24 Did somebody say there’s a war on?

OVER KUWAIT and Iraq the air war raged on. Back at the Permanent Joint HQ in the UK (our superior HQ), they were beginning to get a bit twitchy at the number of RAF Tornado ...

Max Young
 The SNP has failed Scotland’s Children

The SNP has failed Scotland’s Children

“Let me be clear – I want to be judged on this. If you are not, as First Minister, prepared to put your neck on the line on the education of our young people then ...

Tom Gallagher
 Will Sturgeon’s totalitarian waltz speed up in 2021?

Will Sturgeon’s totalitarian waltz speed up in 2021?

THE NICOLA STURGEON of 2021 is no Adolf Hitler. But she is in the vanguard of an attempt to weaken and discredit democracy that is being rolled out across the world.  Democracy has arguably never been ...

Christine Padgham
Panicking the public? How Covid stories don't stack up

Panicking the public? How Covid stories don't stack up

ON FRIDAY Nicola Sturgeon addressed the nation yet again and openly considered the possibility of tightening current Covid restrictions further. Where is Scotland now? How did we get here? Where are we going?

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Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries: Lockdown 3.0 – we’ve got this!

The Mummy Diaries: Lockdown 3.0 – we’ve got this!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! 

And just like that it’s 2021. We couldn’t wait to see the back of 2020 and what’s changed exactly? Well not much, in fact we are ...

Eben Wilson
 A Scottish currency? The economic choice is yours

A Scottish currency? The economic choice is yours

THE ECONOMIST Milton Friedman once suggested the US Federal Reserve could be closed down and replaced with a money supply rule targeting the control of inflation.  

I have been contemplating this while ...

Jill Stephenson
 No-Deal Nicola: does the SNP really care about EU membership?

No-Deal Nicola: does the SNP really care about EU membership?

THE PLACE of the EU in SNP policy has been anything but consistent. Yet to listen to Nicola Sturgeon and her adjutants, we might be forgiven for thinking that the SNP has been consistently pro-EU ...

Neil Stratton
 THAT fishing deal - what really are the facts?

THAT fishing deal - what really are the facts?

SO, THE DEAL HAS BEEN DONE and the new fisheries arrangement agreed. At the outset of the negotiations the UK government declared in The Future Relationship with the EU: The UK’s Approach to Negotiations (February 2020) that, ...

Charles Harris
The words and work of a classical painter in 2020 in a handful of letters and photos

The words and work of a classical painter in 2020 in a handful of letters and photos

FOR MY REVIEW of 2020 I thought I should provide you with excerpts of letters and art that help capture my experiences…

Letter to a friend…

Happily, here is ...

Tim Pope
Will we really get back our sovereignty?

Will we really get back our sovereignty?

SOVEREIGNTY in the minds of the proverbial man on the Clapham omnibus is a simple concept. It is that as a country we are the sole determinant of the laws and regulations that govern our ...