“Look again at the response taken in Australia to a single positive Covid case. If you can’t imagine Scotland doing the same when a city here records a single case outwith quarantine, then I’m afraid that we’ll be back in another national lockdown against all too soon.”

Analysis: Welcome to the Hotel Covid


“It takes more than a headline to change a country. The policies must match up too. And this is where the government all too easily slips back into old language, old rhetoric and old ideas of the old ‘normal’ of the pre-pandemic world.”

Analysis: Scottish Budget 2021-22




“Food – good food – is not a luxury, and there is nothing you can do, no one you can be, that justifies being deprived of it. The matter must be put beyond question.”

Sean Bell: Food is everything