Douglas Ross playing both sides is just an old and tired charade

Sunday National , 8th November 2020. There is a time in the affairs of all Scottish Tory leaders when they decide they’d better “distance themselves from London”. For new boy Douglas Ross, this is a tad more challenging – what with him being a loyal member of Boris Johnson’s majority in the Commons – but sooner or … Continue reading Douglas Ross playing both sides is just an old and tired charade

Historical­ wrongs of miners’ strike addressed by Scott report

Sunday National, 1st November 2020. Wherever she is, the Iron Lady must be birling. This week, John Scott QC – one of Her Majesty’s Counsel, learned in law – recommended that hundreds of men caught up in the miners’ strikes of the 1980s should be officially pardoned. The Scottish Government has accepted those recommendations, and … Continue reading Historical­ wrongs of miners’ strike addressed by Scott report