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Tag: Kenneth Roy

Scotland is flouting the UN convention on the rights of the...

Children in prison: part 1 by Kenneth Roy When the Howard League (for penal reform) held a meeting in Edinburgh on the imprisonment of...

The health board would rather punish the hospice than save it

Intensive Care: part 2 by Kenneth Roy The following question need not detain you long.  If you are a public body and your plan,...

An avoidable fiasco, the very public disgrace of a major public...

Intensive Care: part 1 by Kenneth Roy It was always an avoidable fiasco, but it has happened anyway.  The deal we described this...

My ‘blind spot’ about the prisoner in D hall

The ministry of truth: Part 1 by Kenneth Roy You may be familiar with Gordon Bennett, the Scottish-born newspaper editor, founder of the...

Farewell to a man of ideas, the banker who gave something...

by Kenneth Roy We once occupied offices in the same corridor.  It is an odd thought that my former colleague and neighbour, the young...

Apocalypse now? Not for Dr Gruer

Two years ago today, he was Scotland's prophet of doom, predicting social upheaval and widespread deprivation. He himself, however, is not a victim of...

The judge showed humanity. Elsewhere, the viciousness was breathtaking to behold

by Kenneth Roy Lord Bracadale's speech in the High Court yesterday was one of the more admirable delivered from the Scottish bench in recent...

Pussy cat or grizzly bear? Well, he certainly gave me a...

by Kenneth Roy  In the bearpit of a crowded public meeting weeks after 9/11, I made a tactical...

The truth about Susannah and her naked midnight swim in Marr...

by Kenneth Roy When I read one obituary of Susannah York which claimed that she rode on a bike four miles 'across the wild...

The curious case of Gordon Brown

by Kenneth Roy For my own reasons, I remember the week well. The other half of my professional life is concerned with the organisation of...