Archive for October, 2014


For writers, the future lies in electronic publishing – so we’re told. Traditional mainstream publishers are struggling. They don’t want manuscripts from new authors unless high sales volumes are virtually guaranteed. So if you want your work to reach the…


The rise of UKIP

The Scottish Independence debate has disrupted the even tenor of British politics; it’s even persuaded people to vote. But there’s another disruption; it’s a right-wing organization called the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). UKIP’s policies on many important issues such…


Scotland and England – a short history

In my last blog I wrote about the implications of the recent Scottish Independence Referendum for the future of the United Kingdom. Since then I’ve received several e-mails and comments regarding Scotland’s relationship with England (and whether the recent Independence…