Separate state? I’m more worried about a failed state

Everyone agrees: no one understands. At least that is the consensus on the Alex Salmond affair within the political and media bubble. The general public, so the thinking runs, finds the whole saga so bafflingly labyrinthine that they zone out when the story pops up in the newspaper.  There is, MSPs and journalists lament, noContinue reading “Separate state? I’m more worried about a failed state”

The case for a public inquiry

Sometimes there are breaking points that can’t be ignored. The inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has just suffered another low, dispiriting week. That does not distinguish the past seven days from any others since the committee began its work but the accumulation of indignities and inadequacies hasContinue reading “The case for a public inquiry”