Trans policies spell trouble for the Scottish Government

Over the last decade, Scotland’s SNP administration has seemed almost untouchable. A combination of factors including a majority at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, a fractured and toothless opposition, and public disengagement from the political process has seen the party pursue whatever legislative programme it wants, without proper scrutiny. Failings have frequently been glossed over despiteContinue reading “Trans policies spell trouble for the Scottish Government”

Scotland’s drug deaths crisis

The alarming scale of drug-related deaths in Scotland has again been laid bare. 1,330 people lost their lives last year — nine fewer people than in 2020. The Scottish Government believes this is something of a victory. Its press release “welcomed an end to seven annual increases in drug deaths”. I doubt the loved onesContinue reading “Scotland’s drug deaths crisis”