As I See It
The verdict on minimum unit pricing of alcohol gives us certainty over how much it’s going to cost to buy a drink some time next year. But the big question is whether it will achieve its ambition to cut alcohol-related deaths.
The Paradise Papers have been at the centre of a storm of moral indignation. But have they really shocked the nation?
How does the Chancellor square conflicting trends in the economy?
SUNDAY COMMENT: A looming battle for control of The Scotsman newspaper has developed into an exchange of insults between the paper’s editor and its would-be governor.
A regular flow of new products and orders confirms that the Scottish food and drink sector is in rude health. If that’s the appropriate word.
SUNDAY COMMENT: Arguments over the use of public-private financing deals, in their various forms, to support hospital and school building programmes took a new twist last week..but Terry Murden asks if some key point were missed.
They may control something we all need, but running an energy company doesn’t win many friends these days…
SUNDAY COMMENT: In his address to those attending the SNP’s 83rd annual conference Deputy First Minister John Swinney will run through a list of what the party has achieved, with one glaring exception.
SUNDAY COMMENT: Revelations about the Prime Minister’s near-breakdown after the General Election will no doubt raise more questions about her suitability for the job. That would be a crude evaluation…
Ross McEwan has required the combined skills of a diplomat and a street fighter to rebuild RBS.. but are we still being promised jam tomorrow?