Archive for month: January, 2015

Hope is what we have

26 January, 2015 (22:38) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

Part of me hates it when the Left takes a step forward. I’ve believed in fairness and decency all my life, and so I’ve been a socialist all my life (regular readers may have noticed). This has condemned me to years of electoral defeats and setbacks, interspersed, very briefly indeed, with triumphs. For a socialist, […]

Quacking at the brambles

19 January, 2015 (22:22) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

There is nothing complicated about a bramble. There it sits, clinging to life, prickles at the ready. Hack and dig and haul and it will yield, but it will take a piece of you with it. Ouch. So on Blue Monday, Brother Weatherman and I did battle with our Sainted Sister’s brambles, and this was […]

On faith and cartoons

12 January, 2015 (21:37) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

I’VE been in newspapers on and off all my working life, and edited a few. These days I’m responsible for the news and features content of the Sunday Independent. So: would I print a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammed? No, I would not. Because the Prophet, peace be upon him, isn’t hurting anybody. And to […]

Same s**ts, different day

5 January, 2015 (22:09) | All articles | By: Stuart Fraser

IT seems scarcely believable that today, we enter a General Election campaign just like any other General Election campaign. Labour says the Tories wreck the Health Service, which is true, but then so do Labour. The Tories say Labour will put up taxes, but then so do the Tories. The Liberals say they’ll work with […]