Category: OPINION!

Iain Macwhirter: Brexit is the revolt of ‘ordinary people’

The goggle-eyed Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, had it half right in his 5am “independence day” rant. This was a revolt of “ordinary people” –...

What has the EU ever done for us?: from roaming charges to route development funds, the EU looms large in transport matters

TODAY, British voters are heading to the polls to have their say on EU membership for the first time in a generation. Attitudes to immigration and sovereignty seem to...

What’s so shameful about a young, single woman behaving like a young single woman?

WHEN, earlier this year, Taylor Swift was asked by Vogue what advice she might give her younger self, she replied: "You're gonna date just like a normal...

In our busy lives we much take time to listen to our children

SITTING on the bus the other day, I watched as a young woman in her mid-20s got on with a little boy aged about 18 months. She sat down with the toddler, strapped into...

As a turban-wearer I shouldn’t comment on people’s hairstyles. But Trump’s is comedy gold

IN the heated debate on Europe, the passionate accusations of misleading statements, statistical manipulation and downright lying, one thing is certain. The first victim...

Council mulls over funding cuts that threaten advice agencies’ future

The need for Citizen's Advice Bureaux has probably never been greater. From welfare reforms to benefit sanctions, fuel poverty to consumer protection queries, CABs...

Rosemary Goring: The cold-hearted calculation when women choose to freeze their eggs

Even the name is off-putting. “Social egg freezing”, the latest ethical frontier in reproductive medicine, reeks of the nightmare scenarios found in novels...

Marianne Taylor: Why we should rally around Hillary

I'll never forget the day Nicola Sturgeon became Scotland's leader. As journalists we need to be able to be dispassionate, of course, and much of the time my...

David Torrance: Why we should be flying the flag on the issues that matter

About a decade ago there was a row involving an SNP researcher which I remember finding baffling. Basically, someone working for Sandra White MSP distributed a press...

Ken Smith’s Diary: Night on the tiles for Sir Rod, missed gag on Ant and Dec and tough luck England

CONGRATULATIONS on Rod Stewart receiving a knighthood. We remember James Mortimer explaining that when he opened Victoria's nightclub in Glasgow years ago, it did...