Is Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith really normal? And if so, is that a good thing?

The Labout leadership candidates wants us to think he’s an ordinary bloke. But so did Tony Blair…

When the subjects consent, is celebrity gossip really such a bad thing?

Jennifer Aniston never asked for the world to obsess about her love life – but where celebrities encourage the gossip, might it serve a valuable social function?

Sex and the City Revisited / Season 2, Episode 17: Twentysomething Girls vs Thirtysomething Women

In this episode of the classic comedy-drama, a holiday in the Hamptons turns sour thanks to the actions of various youngsters, then toxic when Carrie bumps into Mr Big – back from France and with a girl on his arm.

Do we really want honest politicians, as opposed to a bit of razzle dazzle?

Everyone says they want honest politicians – but don’t silly questions sometimes deserve evasive answers?

When it comes to protecting our heritage, we won’t know what we’ve got til it’s gone

IT’S a long way from here to Salem, Massachusetts, but that’s where my mind traveled when I heard this week’s news of significant redundancies at the National Trust for Scotland (NTS). If ever you need a reminder of how lucky we are to have well-protected heritage sites, I suggest you make a trip to thisContinue reading “When it comes to protecting our heritage, we won’t know what we’ve got til it’s gone”

No voters now thinking again weren’t all fooled during the independence referendum

The vote for a Brexit has changed what it means to be part of the UK, so it’s natural that head-over-heart No voters will be reconsidering their stance.