Why I Am Praying for Boris

“I came under some fire when I encouraged friends to pray for Boris Johnson as his health declined last week.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 13/04/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-mrs-t-and-boris-are-similar-in-approach-to-leadership/  [Accessed: 2020, Apr 14]  I came under fire when I encouraged friends to pray for Boris Johnson as his healthContinue reading “Why I Am Praying for Boris”

The Radical Relevance of the Resurrection

“If ever there was a time in our history when the message of the resurrection had relevance, it is now.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 06/04/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-what-will-resurrection-look-like-after-this-crisis/  [Accessed: 2020, Apr 07]  While Christmas is a crucial date in the Christian calendar, the resurrection story is the foundationalContinue reading “The Radical Relevance of the Resurrection”

The Worst Is Yet to Come

“In less than one week, over 500,000 applications for Universal Credit have decimated the Government’s much lauded low unemployment figures.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 30/03/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-britain-is-coming-under-attack-from-two-enemies/  [Accessed: 2020, Apr 01]  At present, our nation is not only under physical attack by a deadly unseen enemy butContinue reading “The Worst Is Yet to Come”

The Family is the Foundational Cornerstone

“Alongside the immediate pang at the loss of two gifted politicians, what both Campbell and Ross have done is heroic.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 09/03/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-family-is-the-foundational-cornerstone-of-our-society/  [Accessed: 2020, Mar 10] Photo Credit: Holyrood Magazine If I was asked to identify the most important thread that weavesContinue reading “The Family is the Foundational Cornerstone”

What Are Today’s Five Great Evils?

The UK social security system sought to undermine the five great evils described as “want, squalor, ignorance, idleness and disease”. This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 18/02/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/what-are-the-five-great-evils-of-todays-society/  [Accessed: 2020, Feb 25] Susan worked consistently since leaving school and expected to retire at 60 years old until sheContinue reading “What Are Today’s Five Great Evils?”

Means-Testing Menstruation Is Not Dignified

“Many women I encountered were forced to supplement the use of sanitary items with socks, toilet roll and even newspaper.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 17/02/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/driving-principle-of-bill-is-achieving-period-dignity/ [Accessed: 2020, Feb 18]   I discussed various potential opportunities with my careers adviser before leaving high school but becomingContinue reading “Means-Testing Menstruation Is Not Dignified”

The Sad Fall of Derek Mackay

“On a legal basis, Derek Mackay should not only lose his government role but also be dismissed as an MSP.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 10/02/2020 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-derek-mackay-should-be-sacked-from-role-as-msp/  [Accessed: 2020, Feb 11] I was in the Scottish Parliament last Thursday morning, less than an hour after the resignation ofContinue reading “The Sad Fall of Derek Mackay”

Firing the Starting Gun on Brexit

“One of the biggest obstacles to my voting to leave the EU was a life spent alongside people experiencing poverty.” This article was commissioned and an abbreviated version appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 27/01/2020 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-time-for-the-uk-to-take-its-place-on-world-stage-again/  [Accessed: 2020, Jan 28]  The EU Withdrawal Agreement Act was signed into law last ThursdayContinue reading “Firing the Starting Gun on Brexit”

The One SNP MP Made Redundant

Gethins says: “As long as Boris Johnson chooses to block a second referendum, it only boosts support for Scottish independence.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 13/01/2020 Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/the-only-snp-mp-to-lose-his-job-in-general-election/  [Accessed: 2020, Jan 14]  From almost every vantage point, the Scottish National Party did extremely well in General Election 2019 butContinue reading “The One SNP MP Made Redundant”