The Other Pandemic We Currently Face

“When exactly do we consider the wider psychological pandemic of lives lost to mental ill health, loneliness, isolation and suicide?” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 28/09/2020 – Article Unavailable Online In this column four weeks ago, I asked if Dundee was on course for another lockdown but restrictions introducedContinue reading “The Other Pandemic We Currently Face”

The Valuable Anchor of Social Security

“How we deliver social security speaks fundamentally to who we are especially as we emerge out of a violent pandemic.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 21/09/2020 [Online] Available:  Ewan Gurr: ‘Social Security Scotland deal will be good for us all’ [Accessed: 2020, Sep 22]  Last Wednesday, it was revealedContinue reading “The Valuable Anchor of Social Security”

Is the Scottish Parliament Losing Touch?

“A survey revealed less than half of the SNP councillors support the proposed Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 14/09/2020 [Online] Available: Ewan Gurr: Is the Scottish Parliament out of touch with public opinion? [Accessed: 2020, Sep 15]  If you think freedom of speechContinue reading “Is the Scottish Parliament Losing Touch?”

Potholes on the Path to Independence

“I voted for Scottish independence in 2014. However, I also felt uneasy about the lack of a coherent economic prospectus.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 07/09/2020 [Online] Available: Ewan Gurr: ‘There are still potholes on the path to independence’ [Accessed: 2020, Sep 08]  Genuine question: Is it fair to set outContinue reading “Potholes on the Path to Independence”

Could Dundee Be The Next Local Lockdown?

“My concern relates to the poor interpretation and application of the WHO recommendations, which is a serious misuse of them.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 31/08/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-school-face-coverings-guidance-sparks-outrage/  [Accessed: 2020, Sep 01]  New guidance on the use of face masks in secondary schools comes into effect today followingContinue reading “Could Dundee Be The Next Local Lockdown?”