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,...

The drive to tackle the injustice facing Britain’s ‘WASPI ladies’

By Clair Ramage I am sometimes asked why did you stand as a councillor? The answer can be very simple, “Because I was asked to”....

“Irony is wasted on the stupid”

  By Alec Ross Fans of popular music will be aware of Alanis Morissette’s 1996 angst-ridden classic song “Ironic”, in which the Canadian-American alt-rocker rather spoils...

Granite City royal revellers go large — God bless the...

Intrepid citizen reporter Caddis hid behind the curtains as the Aberdeen licensing czars pronounced on the booze night of the year. Aberdeen City Council’s licensing board decided...

Reporting Distortion?

By Derek Bateman I’ve never believed the media lost us the 2014 referendum. That’s deflection and avoidance of responsibility. But they played their part. And...

Carillion: From sunny outlook to bust in just five months

By Russell Bruce One of the things you should do at the start of a new year is have a good look at your finances....

Cuddis apprentice Frunkie goes to Holyrood, may never return

Citizen Cuddis has yet to emerge from his annual detox (Lucozade drip, coconut-water enemas, hourl, hair-of-the-dog tequila slammers) following a New Year he claims...

The cosy relationships within Scotland’s chattering classes fail to impress

Derek Bateman's article about Labour's exploitation of the holiday period to line up several days of pre-arranged press coverage sparked an angry reaction from...

Labour exploits Scottish media void to press unchallenged claims

Analysis by Derek Bateman The media has been positively bursting with bad news stories about the SNP government over the holiday period. Expose after expose...