Hillary Clinton once joked that if she ever wanted to “knock a story off the front page”, all she had to do was change her hairstyle. Unfortunately, for Glasgow’s Lord Provost, it is her haircuts that have become the story.
It’s ironic the Tories are spending so much time debating how to bolster the Union after leaving the EU, given they have spent the last couple of years tearing it apart in their pursuit of Brexit.
Where were you when the Prime Minister was judged by the highest court in the land to have lied to the Queen?
Her big moment should have cast her as a heroic Boadicea-like-figure leading the charge in the March of the Moderates with a clear, coherent and potentially winning message for the Lib Dems on holding another referendum on Brexit.
In the face of a medical crisis depriving thousands of women their HRT, Rachel Maclean, Tory MP for Redditch County in Worcestershire, describes it as an “opportunity” for women to review their treatment.
If reaction to the opinion poll that I published earlier last week during my day job as editor of Holyrood magazine is anything to go by, the debate about Scottish independence has just got a whole load more messy.
Mandy Rhodes: New PM Boris Johnson’s ruthless show of power will give Ruth Davidson no comfort at all
Boris Johnson is our new prime minister. Let those words resonate.
Illegal drug use is complicated. The way drugs are taken and the harm they can wreak is as variable as the cocktail of pills and powders that addicts consume. In terms of the authorities’ response there may be no one remedy but there is one clear responsibility – to save lives.
In a parallel universe where sense and evidence matter, there is an acknowledgment that it isn’t a devolved Scotland that is out of step in this Brexit Britain, it is the rest of the UK, or at the least the part that devolution has managed to body-swerve, namely, England.
Hypocrisy is an overused word but, when describing the runners and riders in this Tory leadership contest, it is a struggle to find one more fitting.
Nothing illustrated more neatly how irrational public discourse has become than the television footage of an angry woman with a loudspeaker filming herself attacking a Conservative MP for not being “Brexit enough”.