By G.A.Ponsonby 
So BBC Scotland has decided to correct the errors contained in an online article it published on Saturday.

Fully two days after one of the most blatant pieces of politically motivated articles ever published by the state broadcaster appeared as the number one story in Scotland, the corporation quietly removed the offending fiction and replaced it with fact.

By Kenneth Roy

I was talking on the telephone a few days ago to one of the villains of the Leveson inquiry, a man of whom a columnist in the Daily Telegraph wrote that she did not understand how such a person could live with himself. Sometimes it amazes me that columnists in the Daily Telegraph, writing the cruel things they do, can live with themselves. How much does this woman know of the case, or is she simply a regular supplier of that addictive drug, loose emotion?

By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, March 10th 2012

A new vogue has swept across the globe: concern about inequality.

From the Davos World Economic Forum to Occupy Wall Street, from Barack Obama to David Cameron and Ed Miliband, there is an acute awareness of this issue, from talking about the superabundant wealth of the top 1% to the constant political chatter about ‘fairness’.

By Paul T Kavanagh

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.   That’s not always true, given the choice between the 1995 Uzbekistan telephone directory or a framed photie of Labour’s front bench team, I’d go for the out of date phone book of furren pairts.  I could at least put it on my bookshelf and pretend to be cosmopolitan.

By Hazel Lewry

International Women’s Day was on March 8th, so it is appropriate to look at the issue of UK gender equality in the run up to the independence referendum.  Details in the polls show women rather more likely to support the status quo, the Union, than men.  As a group women are perhaps more inclined to be conservative – with a small c – than men.