On the mean streets of Lundin Links

Sunday National, 25th July 2021. Any appointment to the House of Lords is guaranteed to rouse my inner Jacobin. The spectacle of Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links wafting to her red bench in full stoat coat, swearing to be “faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen” is the stuff revolutions are made … Continue reading On the mean streets of Lundin Links

“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”

Sunday National, 4th July 2021. “Mr Tickle, governments do not go into court against each other, do they?” That was Tavish Scott, back in September 2015, scrutinising me unsympathetically across the committee room table in Holyrood. I’d suggested that ambiguities in the Scotland Bill – which was then slowly progressing through Westminster – had the … Continue reading “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”