Al Pacino has been nominated for an Oscar for his turn as Jimmy Hoffa in the film The Irishman.
It is 2020, 700 years since the Declaration of Arbroath was signed, asserting Scottish identity as a nation and a people.
Manifestos of the 1980s didn’t have environment sections, and no one mentioned mental health in the elections of the 1990s.
The SNP is best understood as the IRP – the Independence Referendum Party. It exists to create the ideal circumstances for a vote on Indy.
As the wedding party slipped into the second day, folk were losing their grip on sanity.Twenty-four hours of drinking and dancing and talk had left people’s minds at a midnight setting.
We move, as a species.
Twenty-one years after leaving office, John Major has found a moral urgency that he lacked in Downing Street, commenting this week: “No form of Brexit will remotely match up to the promises made by the Leave campaign in the referendum: they were vote-gathering fantasies, not serious politics.”
There is something very wrong when a political party can get hours of TV coverage to say nothing, but scientists warning us of catastrophic climate change get a minute on the news bulletin.
I have relatives who toasted white supremacists of the US south. The moment occurred decades ago, according to a family tale, a story only recounted once, and in disgust. That it was all a long time ago is the point – we forget our sins.
There are three people in this marriage” said the Lady Diana, showing an ability to gain headlines, tell the truth and count. For a long time the British electorate have yearned for the luxury of three options on Brexit - they’ve had to make do with one.
The unhappiness of young girls is a tragedy and a crisis. We have created a social structure which is unduly tough on adolescents, for no obvious purpose. The young were once under pressure to find work, marry or help the family – as these old economic forces die away, so Scotland should reinvent childhood.
What did illuminated manuscripts ever do for Dundee? This question arises on looking at a colourful medieval book which will be on show at the city’s new V&A, Scotland’s first design museum.
American politics has given us many things. The first opinion polls, the observation that “all politics is local” and the remark “politics is showbusiness for ugly people”. It also gave a name to politics which was so pleasing it was hard to object to: motherhood and apple pie.