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Fit To Lead?

Have we a right to expect that our national leaders are physically and mentally fit?

IN JANUARY 2017 a new President will take the reins in the USA. For many Americans, indeed for many people across the world, it looks like a choice between a rock and a hard place.

For three weeks in late August/early September the rancour and acrimony which has characterised the election race was focused on one key issue. But it wasn’t race relations or immigration or foreign affairs or internal security or economic policy that were vexing the candidates and the media. Rather it was the physical and mental health of each of the presidential nominees with the question being asked whether or not they were actually fit enough to be in charge of the most powerful nation on the planet.

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November Edition 2016 issue Number 23 The one with Nicola and Saltire 2020 Vision A bumper 116 pages choc full of the best of Scottish writers today. Robbie Dinwoodie - Ben Thomson - The Legacy Alyn Smith MEP - A conference update - Focused David Bowman Interview - Les Huckfield - ex Labour MP "It's Labour for me... but not in Scotland" David James Hood - A perfect storm Jason Michael Mc Cann - The Alex Salmond Interview Will McLeod - How disasters look good ...on paper Wee Ginger Dug - They're all so pretty vacant Derek Bateman - Doing Middle Class Tom Morton - Sticky Aberdeen - the New Birmingham? Dr Steve McCabe - Fit to Lead? Tom Morton - Scotch and Spirit Jennifer Harper Feature - Simon Community Scotland Mary Edward - Short Story - The Gift Grouse Beater - Investigating Gorbal's boy Alan Pinkerton PI Rachel Gillon - Food for thought Zoe Weir - Glasgow Tobacco Barons Peter A Bell - Forget Darien, this is the bigee - The Madness of Men David McVey - Short Story - A Nation Decides Major Bloodnok - Agony Aunt - He knows, you know