It sounds like an idea dreamed up by senior civil servants after one too many G&Ts late at night in their London...
For the past few elections, general and Scottish, I have voted Labour.
"Vote SNP, get the Tories." Its election rally cry is a measure of Labour's desperation.
AT the risk of sounding like one of Monty Python's infamous Four Yorkshiremen (you know the ones: "We used to...
Of all the rhetoric produced by the referendum, the notion that the UK was somehow "broken" irritated me the most....
THEY'RE the crows that keep on giving.
In a cavernous shed on an East Lothian farm last week, a group of farmers stamped their sturdy wellies and nursed...
SO did you get involved in the big internet debate about what colour was the dress a woman wore at a Scottish wedding?
AM saddened by the death of leading Scots lawyer Joe Beltrami.
OUR story about the psychic night in Ardrossan being cancelled "due to unforeseen circumstances" reminds a Glasgow lawyer: "The late and much missed Willie Dunn of Beltrami and Co was once consulted by a well known newspaper psychic and reader of stars about an alleged contravention of the Road Traffic Act.
GETTING addresses wrong, continued.
SCOTTISH stereotypes continued.
The Scottish Government's plans to end automatic early release for prisoners serving more than four years are looking increasingly confused and problematic.
Seen from one direction, the visit of Daniel Taub, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, to the University of Glasgow looked like an exercise of free speech by a controversial figure in a democratic country.
Public trust in the planning process around major infrastructure developments such as wind farms is at an all-time low according to a letter published in The Herald today.
It was Vladimir Lenin who once famously said that "the purpose of terrorism is to terrorise." Few doubt that the gunning down in a Moscow Street of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most outspoken opposition leaders, was aimed at doing just that.
Debates are often characterised by the extent to which they generate light or heat.
As a state-owned service East Coast was incontrovertibly a success.
In the early 1980s, the BBC's Television series The Great Egg Race pitted teams of engineers against each other in a bid to solve technical challenges against the clock.
THE caricature of Scotland as the land of the deep-fried Mars bar is just that.
THE world's 80 richest people earn as much as the 3.5 billion who make up the lower-earning half of the Earth's population.
DAVID Torrance's article is so lacking in logic, and at times argues against itself so much, that it is hard to know...
THAT Edward Snowden was elected rector of the University of Glasgow demonstrates the importance of freedom of...
ON the plans for the new commercial atrium to replace the popular steps is written a giant BUCHANAN: but which...
IN acquitting a young man accused of murder, High Court Judge Lord Matthews criticised the Crown Office and...
I READ with interest your article on a call for an overhaul of the planning system by a group of environmental and...
IN response to Martin Ketterer's criticism of Wolf Hall (Letters, February 28) I would have to say that while he is...
LORD Melchett (Letters, March 2) seems to be indulging in a bout of wishful thinking on behalf of the Soil...
I WELCOME the representations being made by the German, Austrian, and Swiss Consulates ("SNP languages policy 'risks...
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When I was younger I had the arrogance and certainty of youth.
ONE thing you can say about the Victorians - they didn't feel the urge to adopt snappy titles.
AS the travails at Rangers FC continue, Alex Bowman in Yorkhill asks: "We all know what a kangaroo is, but what's a kangeroot?
THE words are still chilling even though they are describing events over 70 years ago.
SOMETIMES when you read newspapers, you feel as if pensioners are in a permanent state of decrepitude.
A READER once posed the question to me: "Now cats are independent.
BEFORE Harry Potter was even thought of, you could encounter young women in Glasgow encased in scholarly cloaks which would not look out of place in Potter's alma mater Hogwarts.
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