"The battle for Helm's Deep is over, the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin." So tweeted the anti-European MEP Daniel Hannam celebrating David Cameron's assault this week on the European Union, or Mordor as he would presumably call it.
I'VE got to stop this business of speaking without thinking first.
Since the launch of the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill in November 2013, the legal, medical, ethical and religious issues it raises have been pored over and widely debated.
SOMETIMES voters choose politicians.
You don't have to be a fan of political comedy series The Thick of It to work out how Alistair Carmichael, the former LibDem Scottish Secretary, got himself into such a big fat mess.
We're approaching the 40th anniversary of the last time citizens of the UK were asked about Europe.
I hope I'm not the kind of townie who panics when the pavements end, but all the same when last week's Twin Otter flight from Glasgow to Barra was diverted to Benbecula due to poor weather conditions I did feel a flutter of anxiety.
Here's a test for the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) - try responding to a proposal for change without employing heated rhetoric and emotive, straw-man arguments.
As all strategists should know, the numbers never lie.
An extraordinary event held at Glasgow City Chambers by the charity Roshni has caused barely a public ripple, but should have done.
ONE of the UK's most exciting cycling races is set to descend on Motherwell tomorrow evening.
DAVID Cameron returned to Downing Street after the election with the air of a man in a hurry.
ONCE you stop wearing heels it's hard to go back.
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WHEN the Second World War ended 70 years ago, most of the children who had been evacuated were back home, in time to join in the celebrations in their home neighbourhoods.
Thundering Hooves 2.0 sounds more like a summer blockbuster than a jargon-heavy £50,000 arts consultants report.