On the 5th of December 2017 the Scottish Parliament considered two matters relating to NHS Scotland. In the morning, Sir Harry Burns presented his review on Targets to the Health … Continue reading Who are these folk up the hill?
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’
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
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”
Professor Walter Humes, writing in Scottish Review, 21st September 2015: “For some time I have been copied into email exchanges concerning how complaints against public bodies are dealt with. I … Continue reading A Friend of Liberty: Professor Walter Humes