Official Anas Hassan Podcast – Pilot Episode

After trying out some podcasting last year without continuing success, here we go again as 2016 comes to a close. In this pilot episode of Official Anas Hassan Podcast: Should Fidel Castro be honoured in the Scottish Parliament? The results of a poll I conducted over on my own Twitter page over which was preferable…

At the end of the day, ALL of us Scots are immigrants of our nation

At the end of the day, Scotland would never exist the dynamic and outgoing nation that it truly is without continuous and uninterrupted immigration. Nobody living here is bigger than the nation. And let’s face it, who is defined as a Scot? The unambiguous answer is that it is every person who lives here, who…

Glasgow had an incredible Commonwealth Games. Now bring on the Olympics!

 Glasgow 2014 was more than a sporting occasion. It was a time of happiness for many people. It brought about many days of real inclusiveness for many people across society. And it brought home one of the biggest international events in the world to our doorstep. Athletes and many other people from across the Commonwealth…

Barnett Formula, you’re fired. Full Fiscal Autonomy, you’re hired.

It’s fair to say that the principle of Full Fiscal Autonomy has not been receiving a favourable press in recent days. But that does not mean that the idea of Scotland achieving it’s financial independence is an idea worthy of provoking economical armageddon. In fact, long term especially, it is not just an luxurious proposition,…

Scotland is my country and I have nothing to prove to you

My reflective mood is still like a runaway train as far as the recent Scottish independence referendum is concerned. One issue that I regret wasn’t raised more often was national identity. Whilst the Yes campaign should be credited with the positives in talking about how to solve the problems and issues that exist within our…