A bit of escapism is sometimes needed in these grim times, so Scotland’s men’s football team making it to a major championship for the first time since 1998 is not an unhealthy tonic. In 1998 there was no Scottish Parliament, Google had just been founded, and the DVD was sold for the first time – […]

It’s right to question Test and Protect


When we talk about regional inequality, we usually talk about the chasm between London & the South-East and the rest of the UK, including Scotland. On that scale, Britain is one of the most regionally unequal country’s in Europe. But regional inequalities matter within Scotland too, have been growing for a long time, and are being […]

Inverclyde, and why we should worry about Scotland’s regional inequality


All hail our innovative Big Pharma overlords, riding to the rescue to save the world from the scourge of covid-19 with their vaccine developed at record-breaking speed!  Well, not quite. First of all, Pfizer and BioNtech’s vaccine will be going to the wealthy nations first, and those poor folk in the global south may get […]

Celebrate science, not Big Pharma