A COMMITTEE dominated by pro-Beijing elites has picked China favourite Carrie Lam to lead the former British territory in the first such poll since huge pro-democracy protests erupted in 2014.
RUSSIAN opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested as thousands of people crowded into a Moscow square for an unsanctioned protest against the government.
DONALD Trump took to social media again last night after the director of the FBI confirmed that an investigation is under way into possible links between Russia and associates of the US President – as part of as wider probe into Russian interference…
THE comment piece by economist Mark Littlewood was an interesting one (Nationalists need economic answers for indyref2 The National, March 24).
THAT I for Poor Auld Scotland’s Sake … Lik the feck o Scots patriots ah wis fully in support o Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement last week that there wid be anither independence referendum. It fairly left Theresa “Thatcher Lite” May…
WELL, what a week it has been. Writing a column amidst a political atmosphere that changes faster than the Scottish weather is a bit of a challenge. But looking back can help to put things in context and make some sense of tumultuous times.
OBVIOUSLY, democracy is a good thing, or at least, as Churchill noted: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
I WAS in Northern Ireland yesterday — a strange location given the independence debate in Edinburgh and the sudden outbreak of violence at Westminster.
STOP the world, Scotland wants to get on – a famous quote from the famous Madame Ecosse, Winnie Ewing.