Douglas Ross is Wrong.

DOUGLAS ROSS IS WRONG. In a recent article in The National, Douglas Ross proposesing that Holyrood have an Upper House, a House of Lairds in response to “a succession of bad laws passed in Holyrood”. Actually isn’t so bad in theory. Numerous democracies around...

A TINY OVERSIGHT

A TINY OVERSIGHT One of the purposes of this blog is to protect you from people who are wrong. These people exist and many of them are on the internet. I know. It’s true. But don’t worry.  I am here, to protect you from their wrongness.  I have this argument now and...

RESOLVE

Resolve When I was a kid, my parents took me to a department store in Glasgow.   There was a Santa’s grotto in the toy section.  We could meet him in person.  At these events, a special ritual is enacted across the Western world.  The parents introduce the child to...

Random Bar Fights : A Gentleman’s Guide

Random Bar Fights : A Gentleman’s GuideAfter many years here in Tokyo, I have only met a handful of Scots. My theory is that while Tokyo is mired in obstinate peacefulness, Scots need debate and disagreement. And anger. They spend months trying to have a decent...