Theresa’s world

Theresa’s world

What does Theresa May see when she looks out the windows of No.10 Downing Street? What does the world look like to her? I’m pretty sure it’s not the world most of us behold. Let’s assume that May is not…

Some questions for Ruth

Ruth Davidson has had a charmed stint as leader of the Scottish Conservatives.  Rarely scrutinised, despite committing a series of gaffes, she was catapulted into stardom after she ‘won’ the 2016 Holyrood election [© MSM]. Davidson is the Union Queen.…

I smell shite!

I smell shite!

Euan McColm is a writer whose most endearing attribute is the ease with which he can be ignored. It is an attribute that I have long exploited assiduously. But, well… you know how when you’re strolling in pretty much any…

Sending a message

Sending a message

We have to wonder about the claim by Andrew Whitaker in the Sunday Herald that Murdo Fraser’s latest outburst “represents a departure for a senior mainstream Unionist politician”. How is it possible for the Sunday Herald to be unaware that,…

Neither mandate nor credibility

Neither mandate nor credibility

While I’m far from convinced that British Labour’s motives in devising Scotland’s electoral system were all that ‘noble’, Eric Joyce’s phrase “a cynical abuse of a system designed for a noble purpose” does seem to perfectly describe the situation that has…

The power to prioritise

The power to prioritise

I’m struggling to find justification for the “Nicola Capitalist” epithet in either Sturgeon’s address at Stanford University or Michael Fry’s analysis. All I am seeing is Nicola the principled pragmatist that we have known for some time. It is difficult…

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