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Tag: The Herald

Podcast: From almost our only foreign correspondent

How should we in Scotland digest our international news? As the conventional Scottish newspaper industry grapples with the twin forces of intense competition from...

Scottish extreme debt situation may be misrepresented by TUC

Is there less extreme debt in Scotland? Citizen researcher John Robertson investigates  ‘More than 1.5 million families are in extreme debt, according to a TUC/Unison...

Politics, private schools and the perpetuating of a social elite

John Robertson on the trail of the long-standing issue of private education ‘Revealed: MSPs five times more likely to be privately educated than average Scot’ ‘Scots parents...

Scotland: where opposition is another episode of amateur drama

Commentary by Derek Bateman There’s a point in every storyline when your suspicions are confirmed. The plot twist may seem entirely improbable but you can’t...

Podcast: The phony war is over, let the real campaign begin

The Scottish Parliament dissolved, the party campaigns being launched and now the day once nominated by the SNP as Scottish Independence Day - had...

Don’t frighten the horses: Cautious SNP adopts strategy of the ‘Old...

Dr John Robertson takes issue with 'Fabianism' in the SNP approach to media In 221 BC, Roman general, Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, the ‘Cunctator’ or ‘delayer’,...

Old media, new media, commentators and the debate over ‘#SNPBad’

A commentary by Bernard Thompson "There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took...

The Scottish political media, ‘infantilism’ and the row over ‘SNP Bad’

Commentary by G.A.Ponsonby The columnist Kevin McKenna wrote in the The National on December 21 that the SNP must be "tested, criticised and properly opposed" if Scotland is to...

Ian Bell: Remembering an outstanding Scottish voice, silenced too soon

By Maurice Smith The death of Ian Bell has been accompanied by an outpouring of tributes from across the media in Scotland. It is easy to...