Lessons Learnt on the Campaign Trail

“Exactly six weeks ago I handed in nomination papers to stand as a prospective parliamentary candidate for Dundee City West.” EWAN GURR: The election votes are counted, the parties are taking sides and the rest of us are heading for political purgatory – Evening Telegraph This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph on 10/05/2021Continue reading “Lessons Learnt on the Campaign Trail”

The Radical Roots of International Women’s Day

“International Women’s Day affords us all a vital annual reminder of the historical struggle women, and other groups, have faced.” Ewan Gurr: Remembering my gran on International Women’s Day 2021 (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph on 08/03/2021 Today is International Women’s Day and it is 110 years since the first oneContinue reading “The Radical Roots of International Women’s Day”

Scottish Politics Needs an Injection of Integrity

“Where are the feminist MSPs affronted by attempts to impede a process in relation to the handling of sexual misconduct?” Ewan Gurr Archives – Evening Telegraph This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph on 22/02/2021 Last Thursday, the corporate body of the Scottish Parliament agreed to publish the controversial submission made by Scotland’sContinue reading “Scottish Politics Needs an Injection of Integrity”

Different Approaches to Tackling Poverty

“The Scottish Government is taking a different route on poverty and this will be an important issue, politically and constitutionally.”   Ewan Gurr: ‘Benefit rises at forefront of public consciousness’ (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph on 15/02/2021 On two occasions, once after leaving school and another time following redundancy, I fell uponContinue reading “Different Approaches to Tackling Poverty”

Thank God Churches Are Finally Waking Up

“Even during the Spanish flu epidemic, Christians did not socially-distance, self-isolate and shield themselves from the evident needs of society.” Ewan Gurr: ‘Thank God churches are finally waking up to crisis’ (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph on 08/02/2021 A group of Scottish church leaders from various denominations have submitted aContinue reading “Thank God Churches Are Finally Waking Up”

Can the SNP Hold it Together Until Independence?

“As sharks encircle the SNP, the question is can they hold it all together until they secure another independence referendum?” Ewan Gurr: ‘Can SNP hold it together and secure referendum?’ (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph on 01/02/2021 The ultimate measure of political success is predicated upon whether or not youContinue reading “Can the SNP Hold it Together Until Independence?”

The Advance of Alternative Routes to Education

“It comes down to a simple question – who do I want to teach my kids as they grow up?” Ewan Gurr: ‘Home-school was already a success for some families’ (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 25/01/2021 As many parents across Scotland expected, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon extended the period schoolsContinue reading “The Advance of Alternative Routes to Education”

Taking Poverty Back from the Professionals

“There is great power when real people experiencing real hardship take back the reins of the conversation from the professionals.” Ewan Gurr: ‘Taking poverty back from the professionals’ – Evening Telegraph This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 18/01/2021 It is not every day a picture a friend took on her phone endsContinue reading “Taking Poverty Back from the Professionals”

Education Failings Extend Beyond Longer Holidays

“Once the global leader, a victim of the pandemic has been Scotland’s education system with its meteoric drop in standards.” Ewan Gurr: Scottish education system a victim of coronavirus failings (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 11/01/2021 When the Scottish Government announced in November its “cautious and limited” five-day amnesty forContinue reading “Education Failings Extend Beyond Longer Holidays”

The Myth of Scotland as a Nation of Europhiles

“Whilst the UK Government is currently lauding Britain’s new-found political independence, Scotland’s party of independence is itself filled with lamentation.” Ewan Gurr: The myth of Scotland as a nation of Europhiles – Evening Telegraph This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 04/01/2021 I love Europe; its countries, cultures and coastlines and nowContinue reading “The Myth of Scotland as a Nation of Europhiles”