Tag Archives: Ruth Davidson

‘Bigot of the Year!’

‘We are lawyers, words are our tools’ was one of my pupil-master’s favourite lines, and if anything, lawyering has made me even more careful with how I speak and write than literature and publishing ever did. Yes, I know, the way lawyers parse a statute or a case can seem like mindless pettifogging. There are […]

#equalmarriage

Let’s just say that the Scottish Parliament building (aka ‘Holyrood’) does not inspire universal affection among Scots. I’ve encountered one local tour guide who invited anyone who was interested to lob an RPG into it while he carefully looked in the opposite direction, for example, while a fellow lawyer suggested that it looked like someone […]