Today’s Thinking

David Banks
EU armed forces are already on the way – ten steps that prove what’s happening

EU armed forces are already on the way – ten steps that prove what’s happening

THE WHISPERING GAME IS OVER. Macron and Merkel’s project is already underway. The leaders of ‘Project EU’ are now openly calling for EU Armed Forces.

The real political moves behind their ...

Steve Sayers
Battle Of Britain latest – the Harris Tweed skirmish

Battle Of Britain latest – the Harris Tweed skirmish

LAST WEEK the Scottish nationalist preoccupation with "flegs" waved its weary head above the parapets again, this time in Inverness.

The stooshie revolved around a new shop in Inverness. (I won't name ...

Elizabeth Smith
 Mountain Rescue deserves better from the First Minister

Mountain Rescue deserves better from the First Minister

AS I WRITE THIS, Scottish Mountain Rescue teams across the country are gearing up and preparing for the winter season. This is a time of year where call-outs spike as our hills are transformed into ...

Jonathan Stanley
The Conservative & Customs Unionist Party will bring #Indyref2 down on us all

The Conservative & Customs Unionist Party will bring #Indyref2 down on us all

THERE ARE A FEW salient features of a modern state. The rise of globalism and especially Europeanism have undermined the nation state in ways few predicted. A faceless internationalism in terms of corporatism and a ...

Stuart Crawford
Women in the army? What's the problem?

Women in the army? What's the problem?

THE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT by the Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, that all parts of the British Army, in particular the so-called “combat arms” (tanks, infantry, engineers etc), are now open to women is ...

Ian Black
Review: Jordan Peterson in Glasgow – It was emotional

Review: Jordan Peterson in Glasgow – It was emotional

IF YOU HAD told me a few years ago I would be spending north of £50 a ticket to go to go see a Canadian Professor of Psychology give a lecture as part of a ...

John Strafford
Is the UK drifting towards a dictatorship by stealth?

Is the UK drifting towards a dictatorship by stealth?

COULD WE END UP under the heels of a dictator and nobody notice? Conservative Party Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2015, item 17 states:

17. Controlling PartyAs described on page 7, ...

Tom Gallagher
Why is it difficult to remain nice in the SNP?

Why is it difficult to remain nice in the SNP?

IN ELEVEN YEARS of rule the Scottish National party has become arguably the most ruthless political outfit in these islands, excluding Sinn Fein.  It has exploited a grievance mentality present in perhaps one-fifth of Scots and been ...

Eben Wilson
Be warned, the problem is the common rule book

Be warned, the problem is the common rule book

A LEGAL BEAVER friend of mine, married to a medieval historian and a fan of modern industrial history himself after a career spell in Glasgow, once surprised me by expressing a deep-felt sentiment about a ...

Paul Spare
We face an energy crisis if the warnings are ignored

We face an energy crisis if the warnings are ignored

AS HAS been widely reported, it is ten years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers bank and the ensuing financial crisis in the banking system. Many commentators issued warnings preceding the crisis that too few boardroom ...

Tom Gallagher
Is it time to look afresh at the Orange Order?

Is it time to look afresh at the Orange Order?

LAST MONTH, just yards from the offices of a major Scottish newspaper, a Glasgow hotel was hosting a curious event. It was an open day for a civic organisation that has one of the most ...

Murdo Fraser
Ferguson's, Calmac and the SNP Government: Who will pay the ferryman?

Ferguson's, Calmac and the SNP Government: Who will pay the ferryman?

BACK IN 2014, one of Scotland’s iconic businesses was in trouble. The Clyde’s last commercial shipbuilder, Ferguson Marine Ltd in Port Glasgow, was up for sale, with few potential buyers in sight, and hundreds of ...