When I heard about the beginning of the consultation on minimum pricing for alcohol, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Is it good or bad? All is not as straightforward as it seems.
If Rhoda Grant and Lord Morrow's Bills are implemented, sex workers will be subject to more harm and risk and will have less recourse to support and protection from the law than they do currently. These proposals are built on an ideological foundation rather than couched in research.
What's happening is that 'me' towns are starting to become 'we' towns. The narrative handed down by political and business leaders that says we are all consumers and that success is a matter of competing better for consumers' spending is being challenged.
The fact that Judi Dench's M is certainly a match for the intelligence, professionalism and cunning of Daniel Craig's Bond should mean the producers have greater license to provide for Bond girls like Miss Goodnight, from The Man with the Golden Gun.
David Cameron appears to have strong support from the British people for taking a tough line on the EU budget. It's far from being a black and white picture however.
Does he consider himself a Film writer or a novelist? "I'm just a storyteller really I don't really see the importance in the difference in the medium. I like books, I love them. "
Being seen to say 'no' a lot is probably the biggest risk that the unionist parties face. Whenever any change has been suggested, whether it was the founding of the parliament, the AV referendum or the scrapping of section 28, the NO campaigns have tended to be very negative. It's an easy message to maintain for a couple of months, but not for two years. Even if some of their predictions are true then they risk being undermined by a wider narrative that is seen to be painting too gloomy a picture.
Hayley Scanlan (aka Scottish Designer of the Year) launched her diffusion line, HS, in association with V&A at Dundee on Saturday.
Nuclear weapons may be filthy, but they are a comparatively clean way of deterring people from using biological and chemical weapons which are worse.
So when I got the invitation to attend the John Bishop Rollercoaster gig, I was excited beyond words. I have a huge school-girl crush on him! Been try...
On one hand the YES campaign needs to win over more people in two years than they have in the last 30 combined. However, another way of looking at it is that if everyone who supports independence converts at least one friend then they'll win by a landslide.
There needs to be a much more detailed and transparent vision of Scotland made available in order for the Scottish electorate to determine whether independence is the best option for Scotland.
The nation could go the way of the parish and Great Britain could become a prototype for states across the world.
For those, like myself, who want to see Scotland take its place amongst that community of nations that is Europe, these are challenging times that demand real leadership.
As things stand, the shadow cast by the SNP and Salmond over Scottish independence is so great it is hard to conceive of another party or vision challenging its dominance in an independent Scotland post-referendum.
A joined-up approach to devolution policy is long past due.