Brexit damaging Scotland’s universities

The UK Government has failed to take account of the effects of Brexit on Scotland’s world-class universities and research institutes, Higher Education Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville has said. At a round-table discussion with sector representatives, Ms Somerville criticised the UK Government’s…

Bigger than Brexit

Bigger than Brexit

The problem for Nicola Sturgeon is, not that she is “basing the campaign on Europe” but that this is how it will be portrayed by the media regardless of what the First Minister intends. In general, the mainstream media simply…

Fury after newspaper headline calls for ‘Traitor Sturgeon’ beheading

A pro-Union newspaper has been slammed after an article headline appeared to call for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s execution. The Telegraph newspaper article called the SNP leader a ‘liar and a traitor’ before proclaiming ‘off with her head’. The wording…

Pacific Quay: Take Three

The following article centres on three broadcasts that appeared on BBC Scotland this weekend.  It includes an interview, a newspaper review and a news bulletin. The article briefly analyses each broadcast, or segment thereof, and invites the reader to consider…

Religion and Education

By Tommy Sheppard MP I’ve been denounced – again! This time I appear to have incurred the wrath of the Catholic Church in Scotland’s hierarchy. A front page report in yesterday’s Scottish Catholic Observer claims I have a “plan” to…

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