Civil Society, Politics

Holyrood, charities and culture war

On 6 May Scotland will elect a new parliament. But you're forgiven for not noticing, given the lack of visible campaigning caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. I've seen just one TV debate; and had a bundle of leaflets drop to the floor with my post (seven in one day!). But do the five parties… Continue reading Holyrood, charities and culture war


Shameful statistics and a failure of government

Johnson says he is “deeply sorry” that the UK-wide COVID-19 death count has reached 100,000. So he should be. In fact he should be deeply ashamed that his government has overseen this tragic loss of life. Yet he has the temerity to claim that his government has “done everything it can”. But they haven’t. He… Continue reading Shameful statistics and a failure of government


Hero or Zero? Who has made the list?

I’ve been watching too much television! Those reviews of 2020, highlighting the many heroes we’ve created during the pandemic, prompted me to write about some heroes and zeros of my own for 2020. Without doubt, the impact of COVID-19 has demonstrated the enormous value of our health service workers, care workers, council workers, postal workers,… Continue reading Hero or Zero? Who has made the list?