Why oppose ‘assisted dying’?

Scottish politicians will soon consider new member’s legislation on ‘assisted dying’ for people with a terminal illness. Holyrood has rejected proposals of this kind twice before. Here are seven reasons why I believe it must do so again. 1) ‘Assisted dying’ would not be implemented in a vacuum Inequalities in healthcare and wider society wouldContinue reading “Why oppose ‘assisted dying’?”

Trans activism has infiltrated Scotland’s care system

Care Inspectorate, the body responsible for regulating and inspecting care services across Scotland, has published guidance for children and young people’s services on “the inclusion of transgender including non-binary young people”. It has provoked a strong backlash from groups concerned about the impact of gender identity theory within the caring professions. The document, drafted with controversial groupContinue reading “Trans activism has infiltrated Scotland’s care system”

Universities must uphold basic freedoms

Scotland is renowned as a seat of the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation – two seismic historical events that laid the groundwork for modern, liberal democracies and demonstrated the value of individual liberties including free of speech, and free conscience. You probably wouldn’t guess this considering the illiberal goings on in our nation’s capital ofContinue reading “Universities must uphold basic freedoms”

Net benefits of football

On Saturday, Brechin City won the Highland League with a dramatic victory over rivals Buckie Thistle. The Hedgemen – who needed a win at Victoria Park to clinch the silverware and progress to the pyramid playoffs – kept fans waiting a long, long time for what they wanted. Sub Ewan Loudon scored the opener inContinue reading “Net benefits of football”

Ministers must not ignore public on trans issues

By ignoring opposition to “gender ideology” the govt is making the same mistake it did with the hated named person policy On Wednesday, the Scottish government announced that it will be taking the UK government to court over its block on controversial Holyrood legislation designed to liberalise the process for changing legal sex. The GenderContinue reading “Ministers must not ignore public on trans issues”

Easter offers hope to weary souls

There’s a saying in Scotland: ‘it’s a sair fecht’. Essentially, it means ‘life’s hard’. We use it when we’re feeling frustrated or worn out. And let’s face it: we all do, at times. Most of us travel through our days at lightspeed, rushing from work, to exercise, to family duties, to socialising, and collapsing inContinue reading “Easter offers hope to weary souls”