It sounds like an idea dreamed up by senior civil servants after one too many G&Ts late at night in their London Club.
A year or so ago I was accused of racism.
For the past few elections, general and Scottish, I have voted Labour.
AT the risk of sounding like one of Monty Python's infamous Four Yorkshiremen (you know the ones: "We used to live in one room, all 26 of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling ..." "Eh, you were lucky to have a room.
Radical change in places that are part of our daily lives is unsettling.
Of all the rhetoric produced by the referendum, the notion that the UK was somehow "broken" irritated me the most.
The realisation that the tongue taste map is a myth has opened up a whole new industry based around the incredible power of aroma.
This week, Scottish companies will be competing with thousands of others to secure new contracts, investment and development partnerships at two global flagship events for the digital and game technology sectors.
Gurdial Singh's anger has a colourful snap to it as he bemoans the charges imposed on elderly people using day centres in Glasgow: "They have deprived us of the juice of life", he told me this week.
IT is a spectacle that has almost become as much a part of Westminster life as the state opening of Parliament.
On New Year's Day, the Financial Times published a survey of 86 economists.
WHEN three girls, aged 15, 16 and 17, left Bethnal Green and ran off to Syria, we didn't know how to react.
AULD Reekie's desecration continues apace.
It's been a good week for ...
One of the stranger superstitions in modern politics is that bookmakers' odds are more reliable than any opinion poll.
"YOUR hamstrings aren't horrific." With those four words my fears are allayed.