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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Max Young
 The CalMac ferry scandal –  is it more than SNP incompetence?

The CalMac ferry scandal – is it more than SNP incompetence?

THE SNP HAS COST taxpayers some £200m by failing to complete two hugely over-specified ferries in such an astonishing display of incompetence that other motives have been alleged. 

Asked by MSPs why ...

Douglas Brodie
Taking us for mugs: the machinations of the pandemic opportunists

Taking us for mugs: the machinations of the pandemic opportunists

PANDEMIC MACHINATIONS started when China used the WHO, headed by their Marxist placeman Tedros Adhanom to spread the unscientific notion that strict lockdown was the best way to deal with the virus. This happened just ...

Max Young
 Hundreds of millions wasted by SNP incompetence

Hundreds of millions wasted by SNP incompetence

FAILING AND DELAYED procurement projects are burning a very big hole in Scottish taxpayers’ pockets – SNP ministers can’t seem to stop themselves from scuppering contracts they oversee themselves. 

The scandal of ...

Ewen Stewart
 A chance for Scotland to regain its energy – lower and simplify taxes to raise growth

A chance for Scotland to regain its energy – lower and simplify taxes to raise growth

SCOTLAND’S RECORD in entrepreneurship, business and creativity was literally world leading. I recall gazing in wonder at a large tapestry at the Clyde Port Authority of the gifts that not just Scotland but Glasgow in ...

Jim Sillars
How should the West deal with countries like China, Russia and Saudi Arabia?

How should the West deal with countries like China, Russia and Saudi Arabia?

CONSIDER THESE QUOTES on the questions of formulating foreign policy:

“There are no permanent friends or enemies, but permanent interests”

Lord Palmerston Prime Minister of the 19th century British ...

Douglas Brodie
 Scotland’s unscientific mishandling of Coronavirus

Scotland’s unscientific mishandling of Coronavirus

I BELONG to a sceptical minority who believe Scotland’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic has been a disastrous overreaction (as for the UK), during which politicians have taken the Scottish people (and ...

Jonathan Stanley
 The SNP's 4 per cent pay rise for nurses is politically smart – move on quickly…

The SNP's 4 per cent pay rise for nurses is politically smart – move on quickly…

SOMETIMES it's healthy to be faced with ideas that challenge us, even offend us, so I've decided to be offensive. I think the SNP's 11th-hour pay offer to nurses is politically smart, a stroke of ...

ThinkScotland
 A judicial review to respect the 1800 Act of Union by ending the NI Protocol

A judicial review to respect the 1800 Act of Union by ending the NI Protocol

YESTERDAY, a crowdfunding campaign was launched by a coalition of pro-Union supporters, led by Ben Habib, as they commence legal proceedings against the Northern Ireland Protocol. Those involved are committed to defend the integrity of ...

Jon Dobinson
 How the Government fear campaign works

How the Government fear campaign works

THE POSTER BELOW aims to trigger fear. I asked a leading psychologist to tell me her reaction to the poster. This is what she said: 

“It succeeds brilliantly, using a combination of ...