Torcuil Crichton's Westminster blog
Friday, 8 May 2020
Alasdair Crichton, last of the VE Day generation
On the anniversary of VE Day this is the remarkable story of my uncle Alasdair and his experiences at the end of WWII. There are wonderful...
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Five things Labour should to do now, and five things it (probably) won’t.
From the Daily Record Sat 14/12/19 The Labour party in England woke up yesterday in the same situation Labour in Scotland found itself in ...
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Tom Watson, the changed man
For the Daily Record 07/11/19 At the Labour conference I took a walk around Brighton with Tom Watson, it was a revelation. The firs...
Keith Schellenberg recalled
For the Daily Record 01/11/19 on the death of Keith Schellenberg, former laird of Eigg At the West Highland Free Press, where I started in ...
Saturday, 27 July 2019
Dear Priti Patel - an open letter
From my Daily Record column Friday 26th July Dear Priti Patel, In fact, Dear Secretary of State for the Home Department. Forgive the ...
Friday, 26 July 2019
Beware of making Boris the bogey
From my Daily Record column DOES political purgatory mean having to live the same lousy life twice over? That's been the experience o...
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
New PM could help tackle soaring drugs deaths
From the Daily Record 5th July 2019. A little lengthy but it spells out what safe drug consumption rooms amount to and how they could ...
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