The Calcutta Cup: Never mind the quality – feel the passion

  Tomorrow sees the latest instalment of one of history’s most enduring rivalries when Scotland and England take to the field at Murrayfield to...

The fall

On Thursday morning, I wrote a piece for the Scottish Review challenging the idea being put about, to the Press Complaints Commission among others,...

Purcell and the media connections

A surprising attack on Steven Purcell's legal and PR advisers appeared in yesterday's Sunday Herald. I have no intention of repeating it here..... ...

Sex, Drugs and Rocks in a Bowl

It might not look like a typical title to start an article about bushcraft and survival. Hopefully it will become clearer as I write...

Purcell – Labour under pressure to reveal what they knew.

  The Labour party have been pressed to reveal what they knew about Steven Purcell’s drug use after newspaper reports claimed that senior officials...

Electoral Commission highlights postal vote fraud concerns

  An Electoral Commission report into the Glasgow North East by-election won by Labour has highlighted weaknesses in the current system and suggested that...

Labour’s Scottish tax plans savaged

  Labour tax proposals that would see Holyrood take control over a proportion of the Scottish income tax take have been heavily criticised in...

Murphy apologises for ‘bringing BNP into election’

In a quite extraordinary article in the online magazine theJC.com Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy has admitted to having apologised to the...

Debate Exclusion Wrong

  Recent reports in the media have indicated that the leaders of the three main London parties have reached agreement with broadcasters BBC, SKY...

Scottish newspapers argue for government ‘subsidy’

  The Scottish newspaper industry has demanded that the Scottish government drop plans to transfer public notices from newspapers to the internet. The plans...