Saving Ferguson Marine – 25 May 2023

A Tory minister once had to apologise in parliament for saying that, in pressing on, he wasn’t doing so with “his bow doors open”. It was a crass and insensitive remark, coming days after almost 200 had lost their lives when the Herald of Free Enterprise sank outside Zeebrugge, partly due to having commenced its sailing that way. Now hull 802 isn’t a… Read more »

East Lothian Courier – 25 May 2023

Ireland with fewer advantages than Scotland possesses has achieved so much more over recent years. It’s economy’s far stronger than ours, its growth’s greater than that of the UKs and poverty’s less harsh for their people than what ours are suffering.   Irish companies have moved into Scotland and now they’re showing what can be done with the bounty of offshore renewable energy. We already have… Read more »

SNP and Westminster – 18 May 2023

Westminster elections are rarely comfortable for the SNP. The 2015 landslide unique, coming in the lea of the referendum and garnering a galvanised Yes vote, as opposed to divided Better Together parties. Normally, it’s much harder to motivate independence supporters for an election to an institution they disdain, and some query why it’s even contested. It’ll be even harder now…. Read more »

East Lothian Courier – 18 May 2023

The big political issue at Westminster was the arrest of demonstrators at the Coronation Events in London. Now, I literally headed for the hills with my dog as whilst I respected the Queen the time has now come for a Republic. London resembled Ruritania with its flags and buntings. No expense seemed spared, but meanwhile hunger and homelessness increase. Stopping… Read more »