JOAN puts forward the view that the SNP are the champions of the poor thanks to their freezing of council tax, and says that an independent Scotland would be able to help people even more.
JOAN says that the former Prime Minister's intervention only showcases the weaknesses of the United With Labour campaign.
WHEN the United Nations was created in a spirit of hope and optimism at the end of the Second World War, it had 51 members, roughly matching the number of independent countries in the world.Read more
THIS week Joan believes Scots should adopt a more positive attitude by dropping the word 'can't' from our vocabulary.
JOAN McAlpine on the sickening attacks that rocked America last Monday and why people will not be bullied by terrorism.
AS the people paying for Margaret Thatcher's £10million send off, we should be given the to express our views through our political representatives.
MIKE DAILLY should stop trying to be something he is not - like pretending to side with the poor while campaigning with the Tories.Read more
I LOVED every minute of my four years at Glasgow University in the early 1980s, even if I’d rather forget my New Romantic fashion phase.Read more
MOVING home is one of the most stressful events any of us will go through in our lives - yet this is being imposed on the sick and vulnerable.Read more
Joan believes if Scotland was put in charge of its oil revenues then it would be in a far better position to cope with the recession than other countries.
THE pro-union campaign issued a leaflet that said London control meant cheap mortgages in Scotland because of the UK’s triple-A credit rating.