Timing for Independence is Right

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 29/04/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-dundee-mp-says-timing-is-right-to-reconsider-independence/   [Accessed: 2019, Apr 30] I revealed a fortnight ago in these pages that I voted for independence in 2014 and, then last week, to leave the European Union in 2016. So it was fascinating to see Nicola Sturgeon announce lastContinue reading “Timing for Independence is Right”

Why I Voted to Leave

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 22/04/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-i-voted-for-brexit-in-2016-and-i-still-want-us-to-leave-the-sinking-eu-ship/  [Accessed: 2019, Apr 23] I voted to leave in the European Union referendum of 2016. But let me say this at the outset, what bothers me is the lack of civility that has seeped into the debate via the useContinue reading “Why I Voted to Leave”

Why I Voted for Independence

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 15/04/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-why-i-voted-yes-in-the-scottish-independence-referendum/  [Accessed: 2019, Apr 16] I voted Yes in the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. This is something I have never shared publicly due to my affiliation with an apolitical organisation at the time. Of course, friends and family, colleagues at work,Continue reading “Why I Voted for Independence”

The Burning Injustices Burn On

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 08/04/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-every-24-hours-uk-politics-has-more-plot-twists-than-a-season-of-house-of-cards/  [Accessed: 2019, Apr 9] I have watched Prime Minister’s Questions for some time and I occasionally admired how eloquent an orator former Prime Minister, David Cameron, was. I have never voted Conservative nor do I ever intend to in future,Continue reading “The Burning Injustices Burn On”

Poll Tax Thirty Years On

This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 01/04/2019 [Online], Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-tory-mp-says-poll-tax-not-a-preconceived-vindictive-attack-on-scotland/  [Accessed: 2019, Apr 2] It is exactly 30 years since the Poll Tax was introduced in Scotland and, last week, I spoke to one of the ministers responsible for its oversight. Robert Key (pictured right), the Member of Parliament for SalisburyContinue reading “Poll Tax Thirty Years On”