Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
For those who might argue that the spread of Ebola lies in part because of the west’s failure to live up to international treaty obligations in terms of supporting health care in west Africa, there is now a double whammy in place.
You may think, having lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan, that a serving paratrooper determined to return to this regiment would be welcomed back as a hero. You may think so.
The simple and obvious question to ask today is this: would parliament be discussing bombing Iraq for a third war if the USA were not already doing so?
Hundreds of people crowded into Glasgow’s George Square tonight, in which police describe as just “handbags”. If this number if young men were hellbent on violence they’d
The Scottish referendum is a populist political phenomenon. But is it also just an island in a sea of sloppy apathy, cynicism and disengagement?
On his way up and down Ben Nevis, Alex Thomson encounters a range of views on Scottish independence from a Spanish woman, a Frenchman, a Belgian and a group of Canadians.
Whatever happens in Scotland, more devolution will happen because of the English state’s last-minute panic and there are signs that the English regions want a piece of the action.
A New York Times article at the weekend suggests the Afghan police and army, whose efficiency was used to justify the US and British exit, are not up to the job.
The result of next Thursday’s referendum will be a profoundly important moment for the Union, but nobody outside Scotland will have a vote.
Given what the doctors had told the judiciary about the medical plight of Ashya King, we should be grateful that the authorities acted swiftly to ensure he was returned to hospital.