The SNP is on the wrong side of a windfall tax

So a 75 per cent windfall tax on oil company profits is absolutely fine and will have no adverse impact in Scotland but a 78 per cent windfall tax will cost 100,000 jobs? Seriously? Does that make sense to you? If politicians want to bring change they need the trust...

Here’s the truth about Britain’s nukes

Note: this was written before the news about a Trident missile misfire. It’s almost as if someone was trying to prove my point about ‘dusty old bombs’. This isn’t an isolated incident – in 2016 we launched a Trident missile which went in...

Say Arghhhhhh!

First published by Common Weal I’ve reached that age where going for a medical check-up and being told that nothing has got worse is like a little victory. ‘Congratulations Mr McAlpine, your eyesight is still rubbish but it’s no more rubbish than...

We’ll soon find out what the SNP is now

Somewhere inside the miasma of denial floating around the SNP are some firm realities which aren’t going away – the fog may be obscuring them, but the icebergs remain ahead and they will remain there like it or not. How the SNP addresses this reality will tell...

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