Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Reasons why Scotland needs to control immigration

By Russell Bruce The campaign for the Scottish Parliament to gain control of immigration north of the border just gets stronger and stronger. The FT have...

Opinion polls, referendum timing and the Stockholm syndrome

Commentary by Iain Bruce It’s difficult to know how many “interesting times” we can inhabit simultaneously but the circumstances of the next referendum takes interesting...

A simmering cauldron

By Dorothy Bruce In the run-up to 2014 dire warnings of our inability to run our own country rained down upon us, believed by many,...

Homage to Catalonia

By Peter Rowberry My wife Susan and I moved to Scotland just over a year ago. We knew we would get good value for money...

Caw canny with the jungle drums

By Russell Bruce I remember my dad joking, if there was a couple you did not like then give their kid a drum. I’m sure...

Scotland your Scotland

by Alec Ross "The vanity of each generation", writes the brilliant Andrew O' Hagan in his essay 'Scotland Your Scotland', "is to believe that we...

Sound bites and carrots

By Alec Ross These are the meaningless, vacuous, lazy, mendacious, cynical and intellectually pessimistic sound bites that have largely replaced sensible discourse and now dominate...

The fundamentals: why we need to  talk about place and...

Commentary by Christopher Silver What does it mean to live a life tied to a particular place? To feel your fate inescapably tied to it? Is it...

We are back online

By Russell Bruce The Newsnet website has been down for a few days and we apologise for our temporary absence. A plug-in was causing a...

Brexit impact expectations: only in a darkened room

By Alec Ross “Scotland small? Our multiform, our infinite Scotland small?” Hugh McDiarmid Better Together. Family of Nations. Valued, equal partners in this most precious of unions,...