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GERS was an index of failure, post-Covid it’s a bogus bogeyman

GERS day came and went last week with the usual headlines cut and pasted from previous years. Scots in hock to UK…Union Dividend…Black hole.   Just fill in the blanks: £15bn deficit; £2000 per head; 8% of GDP.  It’s become something of an annual ritual. Perhaps they should make it a national holiday.  TWITS Day: … Continue reading

The jury found him innocent, but Alex Salmond is still on trial.

There are few politicians in modern history who have been subjected to such relentless scrutiny as Alex Salmond.  He has been under almost continual investigation, one way or another,  for 30 years, since he became leader of the Scottish National Party. A politician who has rocked the establishment, both in the UK and Scotland, the … Continue reading

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