We can’t have international bodies telling us what to do!

TPP negotiators are considering a dispute resolution process that would grant transnational corporations special authority to challenge countries’ laws, regulations and court decisions in international tribunals that circumvent domestic judicial systems.

In which US companies seek the right to override laws they dislike in other countries.


Some thoughts on royalty, duty, service, and Scottish independence

Queen Elizabeth II of England has been on the throne for just over 60 years. It’s a lifetime of duty and service. But so are many other, less celebrated lives. What does it mean to have a monarch as head of state?

I happened to be in London at the time of the jubilee celebrations. This was a coincidence. I was there for other reasons. The celebrations were very strange to me. I spent the Sunday evening in G-A-Y bar in Soho, where the crowd were watching the jubilee concert on the television screens, and cheering and waving Union flags. I have rarely felt less English.