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Defending democracy

Defending democracy

07/06/2013, by in News

In principle integration between Shetland Islands Council and NHS Shetland is a sound idea. By working together the organisations should be able to reduce the duplication of work and ultimately provide better services to the public. Yet, as with all public services there has to be accountability. ... Read more...

What price regulation?

What price regulation?

4 comments, 26/04/2013, by in News

Scottish party leaders were yesterday in talks to find an “appropriate way forward” in implementing press regulation plans. At the forefront of their minds should have been the principle of protecting free speech from the implications of the cobbled together Royal Charter rushed through Westmin... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.12.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.12.11

01/12/2011, by in News

The most severe global financial crisis since the Great Depression is getting worse. Yesterday’s call from the Bank of England for banks to raise more capital to protect them from the eurozone debacle was one of many signals that the risk of a repeat of 2008’s near-collapse of the banking system... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

01/12/2011, by in News

Last year while he was on a visit to China, Prime Minister David Cameron was involved in a diplomatic incident that had more than a casual connection with Scotland’s past. (more…) Read more...