All political lives end in failure.
I know he is a talented general but is he a lucky one?”
We haven’t quite managed 40 days and 40 nights, at least not yet.
Winston Churchill once said that if asked to choose between Europe and the sea then he would choose the sea.
Colonel Drake developed deep oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 and changed the future. The energy released by easily available petroleum powered the modern world. What is less well known is that the original Drake well closed a few years later after the price of oil collapsed following his discovery.
When Europe’s eye is fix’d on mighty things
Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Now, Westminster is fiddling while Scottish oil jobs burn.
The banks were “too big to fail”. Now it seems the bankers are “too big to jail”.
Alex Salmond has spoken of the importance of European solidarity in light of the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox.
Shortly after I took office as First Minister a report landed on my desk with one almighty thump. It detailed the serious problems with the steel cabling on the Forth Road Bridge.