IT was hard to spot through the fog of chaos and confusion but there was a moment, a fleeting, blink-and-you’d-miss-it moment, last week when there was a clear consensus on Brexit.
Mandy Rhodes: Alex Salmond sexual misconduct allegations fiasco cost a lot more than £500k. It cost us hope
PICKING through the carnage that followed last week’s revelations about why the civil service inquiry into allegations of sexual misconduct against Alex Salmond was deemed unlawful, I can only imagine how the two women at the heart of his case must feel.
AS we tumble ever further down the rabbit hole of Brexit, it became front page news that one of Theresa May’s ministers was willing to publicly support her exit plan.
THE Westminster government’s spin cycle is in overdrive attempting to heap acclaim on a Prime Minister who has successfully managed to negotiate a deal that makes her country worse off.
THERESA May is the Weeble of UK politics. No matter how far she is pushed, no matter how difficult the terrain, just like the 1970s roly-poly toys, she just won’t fall down.
THERE is an idiocy about current political discourse that allows core issues to be diverted into a “them and us” debate.
RUTH DAVIDSON'S welfare spokesperson at Holyrood, Michelle Ballantyne – the would-be social security minister if the Tories ever get into Bute House – has sparked outrage by saying it is “fair” that people on benefits should not have more than two children.
SOMETIMES, just as a sense check, it’s good to reflect on how others see us, and right now Europe is seeing us through tears of laughter.
Mandy Rhodes: Misogyny is unacceptable and can be offensive and creepy, but will it help to try to make it illegal?
“IF I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?”
CROUCHED, terrified on a dank stairwell, cradling a crying child while her mother howled like a wounded animal from a floor above, is a memory that will never leave me or, I fear, her.
BY any measure, Alex Salmond is a political colossus. He shaped the modern-day SNP into a political fighting machine and took Scotland to the brink of independence.