Results tagged “Jim Murphy” from Glasgow Politics
TECHNOLOGY is a wonder of the modern world. Think about how it is transforming our lives.
The things that just a generation ago that were thought of as impossible are today the norms of everyday life; how the food we eat is grown, how the NHS saves lives and how we organise our time.
The only thing that seems certain is the pace of change will quicken still in ways that very few of us can imagine.
GLASGOW has a higher proportion of people on welfare than many other British cities. Glasgow also recruits lots of people to the UK Armed Forces. That is why the issue of changes in welfare and how it hits the service community is so important to Glaswegians.
The challenge for welfare reformers is about whether you can deliver meaningful reform fairly for all those in need.
Welfare reform is essential to help people in to long term employment, incentivise behaviour change, support those most in need and ultimately reduce the costs of the bill by getting people into work.
MANY Glaswegian readers will have been in an American airport.
The staff are open and friendly in the same way staff at Glasgow Airport are. But there is something else you see in American airports and that is the public value shown to members of the US military.
When travelling by air in the US it is not uncommon for Forces personnel to be allowed to board planes before other passengers. In this country we are accustomed to speedy boarding for members of frequent flyer clubs or for those who pay extra but it has not been extended to members of our Forces.
FORMER Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously once said that "a week is a long time in politics".
He was right. But in British football a year is an eternity. And this year it has been all change in our national sport. I have written before in the Glaswegian about Scottish football and so today I wanted to write a wee bit more about football down South.
And what a year its been. But it is how the game has been played out in the boardrooms and back rooms more than on the football field that has made the headlines. Perhaps it is because results - barring the stunning Cup final upsets - were predictable several weeks ago.
The one thing that has been surprising but is perhaps now just part of the sport is the way in which managers are instantly dispensable. Tune into any radio phone-in and the talk is all about the manager and his tactics. Today personalities seem to dominate football more than ever before.
I HAVE never been so exhausted in my life and it is not because I've reached 46 years of age. It was the 26 miles of last weekend's London marathon that did it for me. I've written before for the Glaswegian about getting ready for the run and now that it's done I think Glasgow can learn from it.
I managed to get round the route in 3 hrs 31 minutes and 44 seconds, not bad for a first-timer, but I'm filled with a wee bit of "if only...". If only I had trained harder, if only I hadn't been injured before then maybe I could have taken 1 min 45 sec off my time and gone below 3 and a half hours.
But life is full of such thoughts and a much better way of looking at it is "I'm going to...". For me that means I'm going to run another marathon.