Honesty and openness: ‘not an edited official tale’

When Nicola Surgeon became First Minister of Scotland she said: “I intend that we will be an open and accessible Government” (26 November 2014) On the Front page of the … Continue reading Honesty and openness: ‘not an edited official tale’

At the end of the corridor

 

Closed by the Scottish Parliament: a Sunshine Act

My petition was closed on the 8th March 2016, after the following consideration by the Public Petition’s Committee: I was naturally disappointed. I was invited by the Scottish Parliament to give … Continue reading Closed by the Scottish Parliament: a Sunshine Act

“The shadowy mandarin class deserves greater scrutiny”

This was a recent post by Walter Humes for the Scottish Review. I read this as a personal view about the civil service in Scotland  (and not just about the governance … Continue reading “The shadowy mandarin class deserves greater scrutiny”