“The electoral franchise is personal and in each of us touches on complex matters of identity. Maybe we need not be surprised that in a nation still struggling with its own identity, those who do not fit into the categories of Scottish or English remain the ‘others’”

Ellen Höfer: New Scots voters and the ‘other’ blindspot





Andy Colvin, a resident of Kilmarnock, says many who are self-employed are not getting the support they need. Andy highlights the case of his friend, Sandy Hillan, who has been at the heart of the community response to the crisis but is under severe financial pressure personally. I’M getting a little tired with announcements on […]

The rhetoric and the reality


As the world economy contracts, global debt surges. The IMF have said it will increase by 13 per cent to reach 96.4 per cent of GDP this year. Global debts are the highest they have been since WWII, at a staggering $250 trillion. That debt takes many different forms: some of it, like UK Government […]

Time for a global debt revolt?