The world is a better place because of those who bravely follow peace processes

John Finnie MSP Highlands and Islands Justice, Transport & Tourism, Rural & Island Communities Website Like many, I am always keen to support any cessation of violence or moves to peace. In any armed conflict, it takes courage to disarm and good grace to engage with former combatants. The world...

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Taking back control

Taking back control

We’ve got no words for this, so we’ll let it stand by itself. Because 55% voted No. Welcome to Brexit.

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A Guid New Year tae yin and a!

A Guid New Year tae yin and a!

Stewart Bremner’s posters an cairds brocht a smile tae mony and the ‘Spirit O Scotland’ is kenspeckle to a they fowk that cam oot for the Scottish indy referendum o 2014. Lang afore that, Ia mind hoo ma faither had a braw grasp o the Scots leid, but he rarely...

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Violence by Spain is not just limited to Catalonia

Violence by Spain is not just limited to Catalonia

The world is a better place because of those who bravely followed peace processes in the north of Ireland and South Africa and, whilst there are unresolved differences, a willingness to seek truth and reconciliation provides a constructive environment in which former adversaries and communities can move forward together. READ...

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Senior Scottish Tories discuss ousting of ‘immature’ MP Ross Thomson

Senior Scottish Tories discuss ousting of ‘immature’ MP Ross Thomson

“If Ross doesn’t get the support from the local party, he is not going to be put up next time. It doesn’t happen very often, but the procedure is there for him not to be the candidate. Some people are talking about this,” a leading Tory in the north east...

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EU insists no further meetings to take place on May’s Brexit deal

EU insists no further meetings to take place on May’s Brexit deal

The comments are a blow to the Prime Minister, who is trying to get concessions on the backstop plans in her Withdrawal Agreement, which will ensure the border in Ireland remains open. The backstop issue is the key concern by Tory backbenchers opposed to May’s deal who say it keeps...

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‘Grim’ reality of Brexit for farmers laid out by Michael Gove

‘Grim’ reality of Brexit for farmers laid out by Michael Gove

“We’ve taken steps to ensure a continuity approach. There shouldn’t be a problem with food coming into the country.” However, he warned “turbulence” will hit agriculture if the UK leaves without a deal, with smaller operations the worst affected and tariffs a “grim and inescapable fact”. Urging support for Theresa...

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