In What State Shall Football Return?

“The current impasse hanging over the future of Scottish football has thrown a sustainable future into question for many clubs.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 18/05/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-scotlands-beautiful-game-remains-in-state-of-paralysis/  [Accessed: 2020, May 19]  For the world of sport, there is no virus greater than a stalled fixture list andContinue reading “In What State Shall Football Return?”

A New Normal Presents New Opportunities

“As an optimist, I am attracted to the language of possibility and the belief our collective tomorrow can be brighter.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 11/05/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/new-opportunities-will-be-presented-by-new-normal/  [Accessed: 2020, May 12]  If anyone had a dividend on the overuse of the term ‘exit strategy’ they would surelyContinue reading “A New Normal Presents New Opportunities”

The Pearl of Africa Shines Brightly

“In 1908, the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described the African nation of Uganda as ‘the Pearl of Africa’.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 23/03/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/uganda-the-pearl-of-africa-continues-to-shine-brightly/  [Accessed: 2020, Mar 24]  In 1908, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill succeeded in being elected as an MP forContinue reading “The Pearl of Africa Shines Brightly”

The Suppression of Freedom of Expression

“The sobering reality here is that the ideological cheerleader for this inconsistent definition of equality is our party of government.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 16/03/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/freedom-of-expression-must-not-be-suppressed/. [Accessed: 2020, Mar 10]  For the first time in history, legal action is being taken against Scotland’s two biggest councilsContinue reading “The Suppression of Freedom of Expression”

Are We Trading Equality for Inequality?

“I share the parental concern that an adult entertainer named after a sex act should attend a Scottish primary school.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 02/03/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/bans-will-result-in-equality-being-replaced-by-inequality/  [Accessed: 2020, Mar 03] If ever a public row was going to kick off during LGBT history month, it wasContinue reading “Are We Trading Equality for Inequality?”

A Resolution to End Drug Deaths

“This time of year is for reflection and resolution. I believe we need a national resolution to end drug deaths.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 30/12/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/resolution-needed-to-end-epidemic-of-drug-deaths/  [Accessed: 2019, Dec 31] Christmas Eve is traditionally one of those times of the year when you can wrap the finalContinue reading “A Resolution to End Drug Deaths”

Loyalty to Royalty Falling in Scotland

“Four of the top ten areas polling least support for the royals in the United Kingdom are based in Scotland.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 25/11/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-its-time-to-ditch-the-royal-family/  [Accessed: 2019, Nov 26] The royals have not crowned themselves in glory in recent months. The decision to permit Prince AndrewContinue reading “Loyalty to Royalty Falling in Scotland”

The Freedom Our Forefathers Fought For

“On November 11th each year, we remember fallen heroes and the weight of the sacrifice they carried for a future they could not see from the trenches.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 11/11/2019 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-my-dilemma-over-who-to-vote-for-on-december-12/  [Accessed: 2019, Nov 12] Last week was a peculiar one; a melting pot ofContinue reading “The Freedom Our Forefathers Fought For”