Thursday, February 27, 2020

Clark Cross

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Clark Cross is a retired chartered accountant, finance director and managing director. He lives in Scotland.

Two whites don’t make a wrong

A senior Scotland Yard officer faces an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct for using the phrase ‘whiter than white’. Sources said the...

It’s an ill wind

Press reports on the offshore wind farm which sits a mile and a half off the coast of Aberdeen say it is ‘a wind...

Time’s running out for Paris and the greenhouse gasbags

The usual mantra of the climate-change theorists is ‘time is running out to save the planet’. Well, I am pleased to adapt this to...

The Scots diagnosis – prescription charges must come back

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) states that the NHS is in crisis, lacking manpower, infrastructure and financial resources, leaving it unable...

Sacking politicians is the best way to economise

Hugh Grant has said that politics is like ‘showbusiness for the ugly’, and indeed the ego and narcissism of politicians is often worse than...

The Carmont treatment

Glasgow has long been notorious for its street gangs and their bloody rivalry. By the Fifties, every gang member carried an open razor and...

Parking charges should begin at home for greedy councils

Edinburgh Council could be the first local authority in Scotland to charge businesses for allowing employees to park at work. In England, Nottingham charges firms...

When have the climate doomsayers ever got it right?

Climate-change scientists have pounced, saying that rising global temperatures caused by human activity are making the heatwaves gripping the northern hemisphere more likely to...

Beast from the East not nearly so beastly as Sturgeon’s grandiose SNP

The ‘Beast from the East’ – the cold wave which swept Britain in February and March – caused the death of thousands of sheep...

How long before there’s no EU left to leave?

European countries, including Denmark, Greece, Italy, Austria, Sweden and Germany, have struggled with large numbers of migrants, immigrant crime, housing and welfare payments. Bulgaria, Hungary,...

That’s enough emissions from you, Selwyn

Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, says the target date to phase out petrol and diesel cars scheduled for 2040 should...

Who’d say nay to a holiday?

A poll by the Edinburgh Dungeon revealed that 72 per cent of Scots support a new national holiday to honour William Wallace. Of course they...

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