Category Archives: General

A Policy of Truth

The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, Neale Hanvey (unseated a Labour MP), is an unusual politician in that he has thought about honesty in his profession and not decided it inefficient, inconvenient, cumbersome, and junked it. Having a naturally open … Continue reading

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A Maritime Vision

Professor Alf Baird sets out the case to bolster Scotland’s maritime network and says current policymakers won’t ‘rock the UK boat’ when it comes to maritime policy in Scotland. Professor Baird was, prior to his retirement in 2016, Professor of … Continue reading

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The English Delusion

This is an article with a salutary message about the state of England in the 21st century. England is the nation that never was. And it never learns. The more the centre of power moves out to conquer new lands, … Continue reading

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Climate Grifters

With the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (Cop26) planned for Glasgow inlate October into November, columnist Kevin McKenna takes a few angry shots at Scotland’s vascillating political opponents for their hypocrisy over a doomsday scenario and their … Continue reading

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Oven-Ready Bullcrap

For the average ‘Brit’ I’d wager a guess the mere mention of Northern Ireland is enough for them to switch off their brain. Since Lloyd George and his plotters partitioned Ireland, the North has been a self-inflicted sore in the … Continue reading

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Covid and Justice

Eva Comrie is a solicitor specialising in children’s cases, or put formally: accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and also in child law. Her area of operation is Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. Not … Continue reading

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An Irish View of GB News

The Irish know their history. No one dare tell them to forget it, or that it is bunkum, or inappropriate to be reminded of, or wrong to teach in schools. They can spot an arrogant Englishman before he steps off … Continue reading

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The ‘Incompatable’ Stonewall

The influence of Stonewall – a charity devoted initially to the rights of lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people – the name based on the New York riots in 1969 which starting at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village – has … Continue reading

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The Story of Circus Lane

A Parable For a Nation Readers should begin by dismissing the title as a thesis on neo-colonialism, for this is concerned with community cohesion. I am about to relate the tale of how, by accident, I changed a forgotten backwater … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Health Service

I could begin and end with the statement that the Scottish Health Service is second to none and not bother to fill in the middle because that’s the flat-out truth. There are other nations, such as Thailand, where the health … Continue reading

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