Should there be an Edinburgh to Fife hovercraft?

I have launched a survey to seek people’s opinions on whether there should be a new hovercraft crossing between Edinburgh and Fife. I was prompted to seek public opinion following the full closure of the Forth Road Bridge on the morning of January 11th 2017. I have previously Tweeted my support for a hovercraft crossing…

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…

Junior Doctors 1-0 Jeremy Hunt

I am heartened to see the excellent coverage all over social media of the solidarity of the junior doctors right across England so far today. It is of absolutely no surprise that many patients, fellow healthcare professionals and the public are putting their support towards a group of very important healthcare professionals who cannot be…

“Nice guys/ladies finish last” represents inhumanity at it’s worst and why we need to fight this flawed ideology

What do we entirely mean when it comes to the word “nice”? To quote Oxford Dictionaries online, it is defined as “giving pleasure or satisfaction; pleasant or attractive:”. So in a world full of war, hostility and grievance, why do so many within society consciously and subconsciously discriminate against individual human beings who fit this precise definition of a…

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…