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Alan Sked
 Angela Merkel’s green legacy

Angela Merkel’s green legacy

AN EARTHQUAKE on 11 March 2011 caused a tsunami to hit the northeast coast of Japan. 18,500 people are believed to have died following the natural disaster.  

Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ...

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The SNP Record: good or bad? Executive Report

The SNP Record: good or bad? Executive Report

IN THIS report – published by ThinkScotland.org and available here – the data, mostly produced by the Scottish government itself, demonstrates the SNP, despite being in power over the last 14 years, has an unparalleled  record ...

Tom Gallagher
 Forget standards: Scottish education will shift to indoctrination at the hands of the SNP

Forget standards: Scottish education will shift to indoctrination at the hands of the SNP

THE SCOTTISH EDUCATION system may well soon get a whiff of what teaching would have been like if Britain had not repulsed the might of Nazi Germany in 1940 and instead had been swallowed up ...

Gordon Dean
 FOI requests reveal Fife Council paying double the going rate to build care homes

FOI requests reveal Fife Council paying double the going rate to build care homes

ONE OF SCOTLAND’S most experienced care home operators has revealed that Fife Council plans to construct three care homes which, per bed, will be the most expensive ever built in Scotland. 

Following ...

Tom Gallagher
 Unionist party failure opened the door to George Galloway – now they try to shut it

Unionist party failure opened the door to George Galloway – now they try to shut it

THE CENTRE-PIECE of the SNP manifesto released on 15 April turned out not to be a road-map for the next independence referendum; that is being discreetly mothballed. Instead, it was the offer of free stuff in return for ...

Gail MacDonald
 Scotland and its bad romance

Scotland and its bad romance

WE’VE ALL been there, have we not?  Taken a romantic view of something or someone and only saw what we wanted to see.   When our feelings have wiped the floor with logic and reason and we are ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Trying to be adult with a hangover

The Mummy Diaries – Trying to be adult with a hangover

LOCKDOWN day 399,507 or so it seems and it’s just another week – but with one exception! My family had come up with the idea of doing movie-themed dinner nights over Zoom so we could ...

Robert Kilgour
SNP Ministers’ care home “mistake” was not made in ignorance

SNP Ministers’ care home “mistake” was not made in ignorance

HINDSIGHT can be a wonderful thing, but Jeane Freeman – the retiring Scottish Government Health Secretary – deserves credit for the honesty of her comments on hospital transfers to care homes during the first few ...

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THE SNP RECORD: good or bad?

THE SNP RECORD: good or bad?

You can download your copy of the report THE SNP RECORD: good or bad? here.

“Scotland has not failed; its leadership has failed”. 

THESE WERE THE WORDS of Alex Salmond, ...

Dean M Thomson
 Why is the First Minister playing away from home?

Why is the First Minister playing away from home?

ALTHOUGH Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon frequently demands that London respects devolved competencies yet she has never demonstrated any respect for reserved matters such as foreign affairs. In fact, this double standard is part of a ...

Michelle Ballantyne
 The prize comes from winning, not trying to be second

The prize comes from winning, not trying to be second

EYES ON THE PRIZE should be the mantra of every individual who is concerned about the rise of nationalism in Scotland. Eyes on the prize.  

Sadly, such is the state of our ...

Sandra Skinner
 Time is overdue to reverse Scotland’s industrial decline

Time is overdue to reverse Scotland’s industrial decline

THE CLOSURE of Ravenscraig in 1992 spelt the beginning of the end for ‘Scotland’s proud manufacturing tradition’.  It was unnecessary. Just two years later, previous claims British Steel had sacrificed Ravenscraig to join a European cartel were ...