Opinions

Who is paying for Nicola’s decisions?

Over the last few weeks the Scottish Government have revealed steps in their plan to start loosening restrictions at a slower pace than the UK Government. While the SNP insist that this is what is best for Scotland, one is inclined to wonder how this is all being financed.

Devolved disability delays will impact Disabled Scots

As a serving MSP on the Scottish Social Security Committee, I was horrified to hear Cabinet Secretary Shirley Ann Somerville’s statement to the Scottish Parliament last week, announcing a lengthy delay to the promised devolution of 11 Disability Benefits.  These benefits include Disability Living

Jeremy Balfour wants Tram decision delayed till Inquiry concluded

Yet again, the subject of Edinburgh Trams is a hot topic of conversation around Edinburgh, this time due to the current online consultation that is running from 3 to 30 September 2018 outlining the proposed plans to extend the tram line down Leith Walk to Newhaven.

Choose Sport over the Street

As a parent of two primary aged children, I am very aware of the need to keep kids entertained after school and I’m currently searching for activities to keep them amused (and exhausted!) over the summer holidays. 

Britain’s Got Talent Final – A Comedy (and Disability) Triumph

I sat and tuned into Sunday’s live final of Britain’s Got Talent, (with 8.7 million other reality TV fanatics!) and was delighted that Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy was crowned champion, not only because his routine was packed with witty one-liners that showed real insight into our modern world,