VIRUS: THE BRIAN WILSON COLUMN

There has been nothing like this in my lifetime.  But if, as a society, we emerge having learned no lessons, the conceit of invulnerability undisturbed, then it will all have been for nothing. The first obvious one is about the power of the state as a force for good.  We are ritually conditioned to denigrate state spending and enterprise as if they were fifth-rate impediments to the genius of the private sector. … More VIRUS: THE BRIAN WILSON COLUMN

NEW HOMES PLAN TO REPLACE OLD HIGH SCHOOL

EXCLUSIVE by BILL HEANEY Speculation that the now demolished St Patrick’s High School site at Cardross Road in Dumbarton would be replaced by the divisional headquarters of Police Scotland presently at Crosslet on the A82 was quashed at the weekend. Persimmon Homes, a major house-building firm, told people who live near the old school: “In … More NEW HOMES PLAN TO REPLACE OLD HIGH SCHOOL

VIRUS: IT’S NOT JUST THE VIRUS THAT’S DANGEROUS

Boris Johnson is gambling with the health of his citizens Westminster has adopted risky strategy for its political leaders, economy and people Denis Staunton, London Editor of The Irish Times Boris Johnson breezed in to his daily press conference in the state dining room at 10 Downing Street on Thursday bursting with good news about the coronavirus. … More VIRUS: IT’S NOT JUST THE VIRUS THAT’S DANGEROUS

A LETTER FOR THE TIMES THAT ARE IN IT NOW

“I’ve read of examples of greed, selfishness and lack of concern for others such I’ve never witnessed before, but there’s also the very opposite: generosity, humility, compassion and love. I have to admit that I cried on receiving these flowers earlier today. I don’t want to embarrass the friends who sent them. They are so very special and we are blessed to know them. … More A LETTER FOR THE TIMES THAT ARE IN IT NOW

VIRUS: STATEMENT FROM CHIEF CONSTABLE IAIN LIVINGSTONE

“To be clear, no public houses or other entertainment venues should be opening for patrons until further notice.
“Our dedicated officers and staff are working round the clock to support the magnificent work of health professionals and wider society as we work collectively to protect our fellow citizens. … More VIRUS: STATEMENT FROM CHIEF CONSTABLE IAIN LIVINGSTONE