Excluded Voices on the Smacking Ban

“I don’t feel scarred by smacking and am not the psychologically damaged person supporters of the ban wish I was.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 26/10/2020 One year ago, the Scottish Parliament voted by 84 votes to 29 to pass The Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill making ScotlandContinue reading “Excluded Voices on the Smacking Ban”

Lockdowns Unleash a Pandemic of Poverty

“The empirical evidence is clear – lockdowns lead to poverty, which is why we must exert caution over their use.“ This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 19/10/2020 With the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom having implemented some form of lockdown within a week of each other, it couldContinue reading “Lockdowns Unleash a Pandemic of Poverty”

The Invisibility of Male Sexual Violence

“Finlay McFarlane is 27-years-old but his world was turned upside down when he was raped after having his drink spiked.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 12/10/2020 Finlay McFarlane is 27-years-old but his world was turned upside down when, shortly after his 18th birthday almost a decade ago, he wasContinue reading “The Invisibility of Male Sexual Violence”

Students Under House Arrest In Dundee

“Students not only bring life to our city but it is also extremely likely your own dentist was educated here.“ This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 05/09/2020 To some, students are tax-dodging, shower-avoiding, noise-making agitators of peace and civility yet Dundee has become an educational magnet and global pioneer inContinue reading “Students Under House Arrest In Dundee”