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Christchurch may sit on the other side of the world, thousands of miles from Scotland, but that doesn’t lessen our understanding of the horrors carried out by Brenton Tarrant.
By the middle of last week and sounding like a robot whose batteries were fast running out of juice, it was clear that it wasn’t just her voice that the prime minister was losing.
Donald MacLeod: Even Theresa May’s once loyal MPs have all got it in for this hapless, hopeless Prime Minister
Most people will be familiar with the phrase “Beware the Ides of March”.
Who would have thought that proposed changes to something as dry as the Scottish census could become a lightning rod for a vicious row about what makes a woman?
I’m onside with the legendary commentator and sporting voice of reason Archie McPherson, who last week ruminated on our nation’s violent footballing past, in particular the riot between Old Firm fans at the end of the 1980 Scottish Cup Final.
We are no longer at risk of ballroom blitz but still love dancing through the dark: Donald MacLeod on 25 years of The Garage
As anyone who owns an old property will tell you, the upkeep can be demanding, costly and soul-destroying.
Heavy hangs the head that wears the Health Secretary’s crown, as Shakespeare almost wrote.
In an increasingly sclerotic approach to Brexit, one of the more bizarre moments from last week was that of the departure from government of Alberto Costa who had just won cross-party support for his amendment securing the rights of EU citizens living here.
In a world of broken politics, the fact that an apparently unprincipled ex-Militant Tendency leader expelled from the Labour Party more than 30 years ago was readmitted the same week that seven others decided to leave on matters of various principle, was poorly timed but may also have proved a point.
Donald MacLeod: Skint Glasgow council risks killing the goose laying golden eggs with new budget inflicting tax after tax
Notwithstanding the usual point-scoring and argy-bargy, once the SNP finally hammered out a deal with the Greens it was a foregone conclusion that the Scottish Government’s budget would be approved.
Little room for debate: What are gender-free toilets, do we need them and should our schools have them?
Schools across Scotland are introducing gender-neutral toilets but the trend has sparked concern among critics.