Analysis: After Govan, the Scottish political tradition of ‘Ireland avoidance’ must end
Threats to ban political expression on Ireland are out of kilter with the new realities of Brexit Britain, David Jamieson finds
CLASHES between police and loyalist groups in Govan (Friday 30 August) were the result of attempts to block a pre-planned and sanctioned march for a united Ireland by Republican groups.
Analysis: Scotland’s prisons are bursting at the seams - will @ScotGov be brave on community justice?
A new report has highlighted the overcrowding crisis in Scotland’s prisons – the evidence suggests a community justice approach would be more effective and affordable, but is the Scottish Government politically brave enough to embrace it?
THE 2018/19 report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons Scotland, Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, makes for grim reading.
Calls for stricter penalties for wildlife crimes as Scottish gamekeeper avoids jail after killing protected birds
The Revive coalition argues the case of Alan Wilson, who avoided a custodial sentence for the illegal killing of wildlife, “highlights significant failings in the justice system”
Analysis: Boris and the Bomb - why Faslane is an apt place for the new PM's first Scotland visit
Is there a more apt way for Boris to show ‘the ties that bind the UK’ than US-controlled weapons of mass destruction with a renewal cost of £205 billion?
BORIS JOHNSON’S trip to the Faslane Nuclear Base in his first visit to Scotland as prime minister is apt. Sure to be met with protests anywhere other than a heavily fortified nuclear base, Faslane is probably the safest place for him.