Call a doctor, our government isn’t well

There are days when I despair of Scottish politics. Today is one of those days. In the last 24 hours, we’ve seen a government minister launch an astonishing attack on gender critical feminists. And we’ve learnt that our esteemed political leaders think teenagers should be able to stand as MSPs. These incidents serve to illustrateContinue reading “Call a doctor, our government isn’t well”

Scotland’s sorry political system

In the last decade, Holyrood has produced some truly poor legislation. From the notorious Offensive Behaviour at Football Act famously referred to as “mince” by one Sheriff, to the Hate Crime Act that has drawn warnings from every corner of Scottish society for threatening to extinguish free expression, policy-making has not always been a strongContinue reading “Scotland’s sorry political system”