Looking ahead to the future with a third term of SNP Government

  Whilst I was initially bittersweet at the SNP missing out on an overall majority and seeing some exceptional candidates miss out on becoming MSP’s, I am now relishing the next session of the Scottish Parliament ahead. I believe Nicola Sturgeon deserves the chance and respect to govern effectively for Scotland and look forward to…

My thoughts about what could have been Independence Day for Scotland

 Here is a status update I posted on my Facebook page last night regarding this particular day: “If Scotland had voted Yes around eighteen months ago, then nearly an hour ago we would have faced a new kind of Hogmanay where probably fireworks would have been witnessed lighting up the skies of our nation as…

My health talk at SNP Rosyth and North Queensferry Branch

I was honoured to address the SNP Rosyth and North Queesnferry Branch earlier this week on Tuesday 8th March 2016 to talk about health with regard to the forthcoming Scottish Parliament Election. Please feel free to listen to highlights of my talk which covers a variety of issues from waiting times within NHS Scotland to…

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…

Want to star in a new video cheering on #BothVotesSNP?

  2016 will present an incredible opportunity for the Scottish National Party for the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament. And, despite how good the polls have looked, nothing should ever be taken for granted! I have decided that I want to produce and publish an uplifting video where I intend to heavily and emphatically promote…

“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…

The World According To Anas Hassan – Episode 1

The first ever edition of my new podcast series has arrived. In this first episode I take a look at my time taking part in a demonstration against franking on the Forth Road Bridge, rue my rejection from getting onto the final list for Mid Scotland and Fife for the SNP and take a look…

It’s time for a moratorium on homeopathy within NHS Scotland

With an annual budget from the block grant given to Scotland by Westminster shrinking year by year, it is more important than ever that the Scottish Government continue to competently take the best decisions on public spending that are in the best interests of the people of Scotland. And especially in the area of health,…