If we want to maintain Scotland’s reputation as a welcoming nation, we can’t just shake our fists at anti-immigrant Tories

Kim Long I had an unexpected Guiser this week – my wee neighbour, a bundle of giggles dressed as a Disney villain. She’d had a great time at her school Halloween party, and rattled off the copious amounts of sugar they had inhaled. Interspersed with this sweetie monologue, however, was...

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It is Easy to be Dead

It is Easy to be Dead

In this centenary year of the end of World War 1, writer and producer, Bréon Rydell, was determined that the life and work of Charles Hamilton Sorley, should not be forgotten. Kevin Williamson spoke with him as an important new play about the unjustly neglected Scottish poet prepares to open...

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A response to the Grousebeater controversy

A response to the Grousebeater controversy

By Ya’akov Sloman I have been reluctant to comment on the recent controversy concerning @Grouse_Beater’s blog post and the SNP response to it. This thread is written because I feel an obligation to express my opinion. Extracting a tweet from it for political reasons could mislead, it’s a risk. I...

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It’s the same old songs

It’s the same old songs

“…but with a different meaning since you’ve been.” Labour have now been promising to abolish the Lords for , including as the UK government. But wait! They’ve got more promises for you! In fairness, the Lords one isn’t THAT ancient by Labour standards. After all, by their it took them...

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We Need More Diverse Representation Of Women In Politics

We Need More Diverse Representation Of Women In Politics

WFI has always championed breaking down barriers for all women to play their full part in public life. Here, Ashley Graczyk who is an independent councillor for the Sighthill-Gorgie ward in Edinburgh writes about the barriers that are faced by many women and why we need to break them down....

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Are you fleeing Scotland to avoid the Nat Tax? Here’s where to go…

Are you fleeing Scotland to avoid the Nat Tax? Here’s where to go…

READ MORE:Leonard throws Labour into chaos over Tory tax cuts for rich Quite right too. Why should those earning the most be denied a tax cut at a time when low-paid workers are relying on food banks, libraries are cutting their opening hours and social care budgets are being slashed...

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Scottish People’s Vote campaign gives no assurances on indyref2

Scottish People’s Vote campaign gives no assurances on indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged SNP MPs will vote in favour of a second EU referendum if the issue comes before the House of Commons. However, there is concern among some senior SNP politicians that support for the move would mean that a future successful independence vote would then face a...

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Leave campaign founder in criminal probe over dark money

Leave campaign founder in criminal probe over dark money

However, Banks said he was confident the investigation would “put an end to the ludicrous allegations” against him. The watchdog also referred Leave.EU, its chief executive, Elizabeth Bilney, and the organisation that ran it, Better for the Country, to the NCA after carrying out a review. Bob Posner, director of...

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