Keep up to date with Tommy's appearances in Newspapers, Radio and TV.

Latest Media Blogs

Tommy Sheppard
02 May 2018
Tommy's Blog
Media
This is a piece about the SNP’s constitutional review. Exciting, huh? Well, maybe not, but important all the same. I know – at least I hope – no-one joins a political party to debate its internal structure. And set against debates on Indy, Brexit and the World War III this is unlikely to get anyone’s political juices flowing. People are motivated by ideas and feelings, powerful emotions that prop...
Tommy Sheppard
26 April 2018
Tommy's Blog
Media
Since the 30th March Palestinians in Gaza have been peacefully protesting. They will continue until the 15th May - the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the name Palestinians have for the events that displaced them from their homes when Israel was created. The protests are billed as the “Great Return March” to make the point that it’s time to leave Gaza and go back to where they came from. But try t...
Tommy Sheppard
04 March 2018
Tommy's Blog
Media
I’m not standing for depute leader of the SNP. There are a range of personal factors that have influenced my decision. We are all of us very good at talking about a work life balance but often do little about it. I’m content where that balance is for me at the moment and for now I’ve no desire to alter it. There’s plenty I need to be getting on with on the front bench at Westminster, as a local M...
Tommy Sheppard
01 March 2018
Articles
Media
We are about to start our final year as a full European Union member, but the hapless UK Government still appears split from top to bottom over what life will look like afterwards. Let’s start with the simplest and most fundamental question – what sort of trading deal should we have with the 27 countries of the EU after we leave? In a common sense world, it wouldn’t be controversial to argue that...
Tommy Sheppard
04 January 2018
Articles
Media
Media Articles
Well, as years go, 2017 wasn’t the greatest. Globally, the world became a much more precarious place. Donald Trump got his feet under the Oval Office desk and spent most of the year insulting people almost everywhere. Ramping up international tensions he rattled some pretty big sabres at North Korea. The year finished with Trump firmly taking sides in the Middle East conflict, much to chagrin of ...