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Tag: Kenneth Roy

The lives destroyed by Scotland’s secret files

Our police state (1): Kenneth Roy On Christmas Eve, probably the best day of the year for burying news, the Scottish government released its...

Police tapes in Scotland have become a marketable commodity

Press Gangs (2): Kenneth Roy Yesterday's SR editorial on the BBC Scotland programme, 'The Rise and Lies of Tommy Sheridan', prompted several immediate responses....

The BBC, the police and Tommy Sheridan

Press Gangs (1): Kenneth Roy Three weeks today, Tommy Sheridan will go to prison. Only the length of the sentence remains in doubt. A...

Why the Sheridan case may return to haunt Scottish justice

Kenneth Roy On 26 January, unless the unexpected happens, Tommy Sheridan will enter the Scottish prison system. On arrival, he will be taken to...

A good man gone

Kenneth Roy  It has been a sad year for journalism: we have lost two of our greatest practitioners, Alan Watkins on the Saturday of...

Here’s how they got you on the database without you even...

Open Secrets - Part III of a Scottish Review investigation Kenneth Roy The great illusion about Scotland's citizens' database – it would not be...

Bishop Pete: a Christian martyr for our time

SPEAKERS CORNER...Kenneth Roy A few days ago, someone I have never met – a journalist – recalled in an email a curious incident in...

BBC Scotland expenses: I was there the day the rot set...

SPEAKERS CORNER...Kenneth Roy      What's this with BBC Scotland taxi expenses? First, we cannot blame the prisoners of Pacific Quay if they long...

As the axe falls on Scotland, our cultural tsars are working...

SPEAKERS CORNER...Kenneth Roy The summer board meeting of Culture and Sport Glasgow (CSG), the 'arm's-length organisation' set up by the city council, should have...

Are we risking an action for defamation by publishing this?

SPEAKERS CORNER...  Kenneth Roy on the ultra-sensitivity of Culture and Sport Glasgow Two years ago, an arts magazine, Variant, was abruptly withdrawn from venues...