• 5 March 2015

    If personal data was a dangerous drug, governments the world over would be candidates for rehab.

  • 5 March 2015

    IF the Royal Bank of Scotland wanted to draw a line in the sand under the excesses of the past and promote a new, responsible ethos, it could hardly have picked a more symbolic setting than the plush executive wing of its Gogarburn headquarters, the shrine to the hubris of former chief executive Fred Goodwin.

  • 4 March 2015

    THE BAD news is that overcrowding in our accident and emergency departments has reached the worst level for seven years.

  • 4 March 2015

    SO THE great "race to the bottom" is over, at least for now, as First Minister Sturgeon has jettisoned the idea of a universal cut in the rate of corporation tax.

  • 3 March 2015

    The Scottish Government's plans to end automatic early release for prisoners serving more than four years are looking increasingly confused and problematic.

  • 3 March 2015

    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.

  • 2 March 2015

    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.

  • 1 March 2015

    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.

  • 28 February 2015

    Debates are often characterised by the extent to which they generate light or heat.