LAST week's row over the Smith Commission reforms was pure political satire.
IN one, obvious sense the outcry over the gestation of Sir John Chilcot's Iraq inquiry report is pointless.
THERE were plenty of words in the letter written by James Blunt to shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant that...
THE Coalition command paper Scotland in the United Kingdom, which was published last week to deliver the pre-...
THERE has always been a touch of cognitive dissonance, when climate chaos is threatening, over the opening up of new...
GOTCHA, said The Sun, as Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth, smiled broadly and tilted her nipples perkily upwards at all...
As a teenager I received an invitation to a party that had the strange word BYOB printed at the bottom.
"Who's that?" daughter number one asks me.
STILL a bit Baltic out there.
GOODNESS, we still can't shake off the last of the toilet stories.
WE somehow unravelled a number of toilet roll stories.
THE great music festival, Celtic Connections, begins in Glasgow this week, but already there is the occasional snag.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are seen as key drivers for Scotland's future.
The history of attempts to reform the House of Lords has been a sorry one, amounting to more than a century of failure.
SIMPLY rebranding NHS reform from a 2020 vision to a 2030 programme doesn't just miss the knowing reference to eyesight, it looks a bit like punting a difficult problem away for another decade.
WE believe today is a cause for celebration.
THE phrase "community policing" is about to take on a whole new meaning.
If the customer is always right, the "Big Six" energy suppliers ought to be in deep trouble.
Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the Iraq war heard from its last witness in 2011.
THERE has always been a touch of cognitive dissonance, when climate chaos is threatening, over the opening up of new fossil fuel frontiers.
The failure to date to publish the Chilcot report is a national scandal.
The report on the Coalition Government's intention to force asylum seekers to travel to Liverpool to appeal their...
WHILE outside Westminster all will applaud the call of your call for the early publication of the Chilcot report and...
At last someone, namely Iain Macwhirter, has had the courage to put into print exactly what I feel about religion (...
Flower of Scotland has a good tune and has become our informal sporting anthem for the moment (Voices on ...
THE three most notorious lies must surely be: "The cheque's in the post"; " Of course I'll still respect you in the...
YOUR feature on cervical cancer ("Advice from medical experts about cervical cancer", The Herald, January 23) is...
RECENTLY we have had a great gallery of excellent biopics, several up for Oscars: The Theory of Everything, The...
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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.
NORMALLY a teenager in an all-white tracksuit is rarely mistaken for an athlete on the grey streets of Glasgow.
YOU can tell Hector is from Glasgow's West End.
THE metal fence is too high to climb, but there are a couple of staves missing, and it is easy to crouch, twist, and swing through to the wasteland on the other side.
THERE are few railway stations which endear themselves to the public so much that people write songs about them.
BATMAN was enjoying his pint, and the beer belly stretching his costume suggested he would not be swinging from roof-tops any time soon.
THE 8TH MARQUESS OF AILSA.