The Faces Behind The Financial Crisis

“Darren was told last week he would only be eligible to claim Universal Credit if he gave up his course.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 25/05/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-students-story-highlights-challenges-that-lie-ahead/  [Accessed: 2020, May 26]  There are faces behind the figures of every financial crisis and the voluntary sector in DundeeContinue reading “The Faces Behind The Financial Crisis”

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”

Criticism of Food Providers is Unwelcome

“Uprooting services providing crucial support at this point could unleash a wider, potentially more lethal, pandemic of poverty upon society.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 04/05/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/emergency-measures-are-sometimes-necessary/  [Accessed: 2020, May 5]  There is an appropriate time for talking about ending emergency food provision but is that timeContinue reading “Criticism of Food Providers is Unwelcome”

The Price Our Unemployed Are Paying

“Having applied for Universal Credit in March, Emily will eventually receive her first payment in June – 70 days later.” This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph: 13/04/2020 [Online] Available: https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/ewan-gurr-high-price-being-paid-by-workers-left-unemployed/  [Accessed: 2020, Apr 21]  Exactly one month ago on Friday 20 March, 24-year-old Emily pulled her last pint in a DundeeContinue reading “The Price Our Unemployed Are Paying”

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 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”