Alex Salmond joins the campaign for natural justice

Alex Salmond, former SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland,  has resigned from the SNP. The reason he has given is to save the SNP the embarrassment and consequences of suspending him from the party while he defends himself against allegations of sexual harassment. BBC Newsnight said tonight that Salmond had always disagreed with suspending …

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Children’s Hearings in Scotland

BBC Newsnight on 3/8/2018 drew attention to concerns that the Child Protection Service in Norway is taking too many children into care. The same concerns are found in Scotland.  The British media has publicised 'separation anxiety' experienced by children being separated from their parents at the American-Mexico border. The same British media is behind the …

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Invoices, emails and warranties

I have a three-year warranty for my laptop computer with Hewlett-Packard. The start date of the warranty is wrong. When I emailed HP customer care to correct it, forwarding the original email response confirming my purchase, they wanted ‘a scan of the hardware invoice’, which I sent. This begs two questions: 1. what use is …

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Megaphones in public demonstrations

In the light of President Donald Trump's recent visit to London and Scotland, the following letter was sent to London and Glasgow national newspapers.  Although it raises a significant matter for debate, it was not published. Sir, The flying of a giant balloon of a baby Donald Trump over London, and its tour around the …

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Dishonest dialogue

Everyone forms their own opinions but most are very poor at defending them.  They assert their opinions but if debate becomes too awkward for them, they simply walk away.  They do not want to change their opinions nor to have them exposed, even to themselves. This is because they do not engage in honest dialogue.  …

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Taking complaints seriously

Too late, Jeremy Corbyn is discovering the effects of not taking seriously the complaints about antisemitism in the Labour Party.  He is now on the back foot and trying to salvage the situation with as much damage limitation as he can muster. Russia and Vladimir Putin are discovering the same.  After thinking they could ignore …

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