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Jeff Salway. Picture: Jane Barlow

Comment: Voters charmed into false sense of security

IF THE Conservatives retain a presence in Downing Street after May’s general election it will almost certainly be down to their courting of the silver vote.

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Illustration: Brian Adcock

Scotland on Sunday cartoon: Terrorists in hell

TWO gunmen stormed the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday killing twelve people, including three cartoonists.

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Prince Andrew has proved the royal family exists in a 'ludicrous bubble of privilege.' Picture: Getty

Claire Black: Burst royals’ bubble of privilege

IT COULD be that the reason I feel a particular loathing for those rent-a-quote crisis management people – the ones who write “apologies” for undesirables such as Ched Evans or denials for Prince Andrew – is that most of them were once in a similar job to me.

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Early 20th Century lantern slide showing the life of missionary Mary Slessor, Picture: 
Centre for the Study of World Christianity

Mary Slessor, mother of all the peoples

IMAGINE, if you will, a young woman, a red-headed mill-worker from the slums of Dundee, standing in her Sunday best on the deck of a packet steamer, The Ethiopia, in 1876, as it made its way upriver to Duke Town in Calabar – a part of southern Nigeria ravaged by the slave trade, where human sacrifice and cannibalism were common practice.

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Nicola Sturgeon looks far from in control of the situation as the cost of oil per barrel continues to drop. Picture: PA

Euan McColm: Sturgeon over barrel on oil wealth

FOR decades, oil has dripped through our national debate, leaving its slick on arguments about prosperity and fuelling the righteous indignation of those nationalists driven by the conviction that the English are out to screw Scotland for everything they can.

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'People are asking why the SNP has not already stopped the fracking industry'. Picture: Michael Gillen

Comment: SNP must take stand against fracking

CIRCUMSTANCES are conspiring to ensure that in the next few months, the SNP will have to come off the fence and either decisively stop the unconventional gas industry north of the Border or admit that they are happy to let big companies like INEOS drill and frack significant parts of Scotland.

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A person reads the latest issue of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015. Picture: Getty

Where to draw the line after Charlie Hebdo?

AS A columnist, I’m in awe of cartoonists. Every week, I try to bend words to my will; I change them, rearrange them, take some out, put them back in again in the effort to make a point, writes Dani Garavelli

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Scottish Labour's new leadership team, Jim Murphy and Kezia Dugdale. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Andrew Wilson: Don’t underestimate Scottish Labour

‘NEVER ever under­estimate our opp­onents, son. They are serious people, they have very substantial resources at their disposal and they have run the country for decades. Don’t ever underestimate them”.

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Anything could happen if Jim Murphy realigns the Scottish Labour Party with its primary aims. Picture: PA

Leaders: Jim Murphy’s watershed moment

ONE of the most common complaints of veteran Scottish Labour activists in recent years has been the way the party has sometimes seemed to hold one belief as being pre-eminent: the belief that the Union must be defended at all cost.

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Martin Flanagan. Picture: Fiona Hanson/PA

Comment: Tesco clean sweep will make City smile

NEW Tesco boss Dave Lewis sometimes talks like a marketing manual, but he certainly does not let business tropes and buzzwords delay action.

Bill Jamieson. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Comment: Misery index says good year for economy

HERE is news that should cheer us up. The UK economy is set to have its happiest year in over half a century.

The coalition government is fast running out of opportunities to create fresh misery for savers. Picture: PA

Half-baked idea creates fresh misery for savers

WITH just months left in power, the coalition government is fast running out of opportunities to create fresh misery for savers, writes Jeff Salway

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