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Tag: The Herald

BBC Scotland is trying to sabotage the Scottish Govt’s vaccine passport...

By The Media Monitor On Wednesday September 1st the First Minister told the Scottish parliament that digital vaccination certificates...

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...

Scottish extreme debt situation may be misrepresented by TUC

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

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...

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...