Sometime in the early 1990s, Scotland’s heroin overdoses passed the 100 mark. The nation was horrified.
Newspaper convention means that two rows of head shots on a front page means either a gang has been convicted, or a tragedy has occurred. It’s hard to tell if Tory leadership candidates are culprits or victims.
ALEX BELL: Equal pay for equal work? The Scotland women’s World Cup squad will be paid a fraction of male counterparts
Scotland play England this weekend at the football World Cup. The nation can but dream.
It is often asked when a party needs a new leader: But who can lead? The Scottish Tories do not publish membership figures, but 10,000 seems probable – and they are the only Scots who will get a say on our next prime minister, though a minority compared to the home counties vote.
What to do with an empty airport?
As the wedding party slipped into the second day, folk were losing their grip on sanity.
Astonishingly, we go to the polls next week for a parliament we should have left two months ago.
Greta Thunberg and the Extinction Rebellion (ER) have their critics, but the evidence is clearly on their side. The broadcast media collectively reported the ER protests as “middle-class people disrupt traffic shock” – a lazy cop-out from the real story.
Would you rebuild Edinburgh Castle if it burnt down, or King’s College in Aberdeen, or the new V&A?
ALEX BELL: Indicative votes…just another chance to see the entrails of British democracy dragged along the street
It ended as it began, all about the Tory Party.