Category Archives: Politics

Changing the Old Guard

It’s a tough old world in politics. When you’re in political limbo, nobody cares much what you do. However, the scope for character, opinions and even eccentricity is large. On the other hand, when you run a one-party state you … Continue reading

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Put Power Where People Live

Starting with its inception, the Scottish Parliament has played double standards, especially since the SNP came to power. Whereas the first eight years marked time with an unambitious Labour-led Scottish Executive sitting on their well paid behinds, the SNP have … Continue reading

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The Price of Everything and The Value of Nothing

“The follies of our youth are, in retrospect, glorious compared to the follies of our old age.” (G.K.Chesterton) The real question for the Scottish Labout party is: which of these follies is it presently engaged in? Forget the barking mad … Continue reading

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Kan Kezia Kope?

Despite party rules that forbid badmouthing other candidates, the UK Labour leadership contest is descending into mud wrestling. Although it’s hard for outsiders to distinguish many differences among these clone children of New Labour, they themselves insist that distinction exists, … Continue reading

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Jockalypse Now

Two weeks ago a tsunami of revolt against London unionist parties felled the two remaining in Scotland bringing them down to the same risible level of 1 solitary MP at which the Tories have been languishing since devolution was introduced … Continue reading

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Lions Led by Donkeys Revisited

This week the centenary of the launch of the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of WWI reminded us all that butchery and senseless loss of life was not confined to the trenches of the Western Front and the massed Russian cannon-fodder of … Continue reading

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The Cost of Hubris

The troops have been brought home, Camp Bastion is again empty desert and everyone’s happy the news no longer features Hercules aircraft landing at Brize Norton with another load of coffins. Everyone—the government, the opposition, MoD, the Army, the veterans … Continue reading

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Everyone knows there’s an election coming. The less political punters who think “they’re a’ the same” and seldom bother to vote may already be turned off by the whole affair with over a month still to go. But that would … Continue reading

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Respect Unzipped

Yet another thoughtful blog from BurdzEyeView—in this case entitled “Nae man can tether time nor tide” demands consideration and, in this case, response. The piece welcomes the initiative of a motion in the name of the party NEC to the SNP … Continue reading

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GERS Swimming Lessons

No, this blog is not about the Ibrox side. Unlike the Herald and Reporting Scotland we often let a day go by without mention of the latest crisis rocking that once-great team. Despite the last blog implying I was crying … Continue reading

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