IT'S a measure of how attitudes to Europe have changed in Britain over the last 20 years that anti-Europeans like Nigel Farage of UKIP, who was barracked in an Edinburgh pub last week, are now regarded almost as members of the political mainstream – in England, at least.
THE more you hear about tax avoidance, the more you pause in wonderment.
UNTIL recently, Angelina Jolie was known mostly for her global humanitarian work, her adoption of several children, the odd film, and her relationship with Brad Pitt.
POPE Frannie is bedding in nicely, having told Cardinal O'B – a whisky and frisky priest – to forget about retiring to Dunbar and head elsewhere, possibly via Ryanair, "for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance".
It's been a good week for ...
COMPLICATED, isn't it?
NIGEL Farage's comical flight from the mob may have grabbed the headlines this week but – fear not – convoluted arguments about the currency of an independent Scotland continued regardless.
Three months of agony may well be over for the Scottish Catholic in the pew, now that the Vatican has finally taken action on the Cardinal Keith O'Brien affair.
This column being titled as it is, Inside Track, assumes that our specialist team knows what is going on in our particular field.
The French can be an intensely stubborn race.When they dig their heels in, nothing and nobody can change their attitude or their stance.
I am standing in the bathroom shouting.
AS well-travelled as Scots tend to be, it is a fair bet that Luxembourg is not high on many "must-visit" lists.
The SNP's 2007 manifesto for the Holyrood elections has always been a thing of fascination to me.
With every court case that passes, with every erstwhile celebrity arrested, and in the wake of the small tsunami of historical complaints of sex abuse triggered by the Jimmy Savile scandal, we could be forgiven for wondering if the world is populated by ageing paedophiles targeting young, mostly female, victims.
WAS there ever a more tortured street than the main thoroughfare of Scotland's capital?
Scotland has a strong track record of helping people affected by hunger and poverty overseas.