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Who remembers The Mario Scenario?

Okay, so I projected there would have been a new President Clinton in the Oval Office by now. Oops. However, I was right when I said in my last post about the US election that…


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The Continuing Scandal of PPP/PFI

The recent temporary closure of some 17 schools in Edinburgh which were all built under the controversial PPP/PFI arrangement struck a chord with me. Some 13+ years ago, when these schemes were still in their…


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New Site Design & Content Coming Soon….

Firstly, thanks to everyone who has visited this site recently and who have taken the time to contact me regarding various stories, projects and other more private matters. I will do my utmost to respond…


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My Big Break…

I did a little interview for the superb website¬†allmediascotland¬†about My Biggest Break. It’s really a summary of my career and how I got here and so on. I have to admit, as someone who rarely…


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Old Tactics, New Media….

I was asked to write a review of the Channel 4 Dispatches recently which focused on Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw being filmed on camera apparently offering cash-for-access to a fake Chinese company. Given…


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Spying in the 21st Century….

My new BBC Radio Scotland documentary ‘Spying in the 21st Century: How Safe Are You?’ was broadcast recently. You can catch up with it here. It got really good reviews and was even a Radio…


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The Serial… New? Or just New Bottles?

      The big story this autumn and early winter has been the success of the US National Public Radio (NPR) series, ‘The Serial. I don’t want to give any spoilers away, so suffice…