Monthly Archives: April 2023

The House that Jock Built

On Wednesday, April 19th, our new First Minister launched his flagship “New Leadership; a Fresh Start for Scotland” into rather choppy seas. With the SNP’s former leader, CEO and Treasurer all under a cloud, whatever message he hoped to get across … Continue reading

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Wars Begin at Calais

“Fog in the Channel; Continent cut off!” — The Times, 22 October, 1957 Despite a rehearsal of delays and confusion over last weekend when holidaymakers had to queue for up to 24 hours at Dover to get away to the Continent, more … Continue reading

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Republicans Wrecking Their Own Republic

“The Constitution of the United States does not make governing easy. If anything, it makes it harder, because it requires that the majority respect the minority. When the Constitution works as it should, and opposing sides must come together to … Continue reading

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No Fooling!

Humza Yousaf’s Government—March 29th 2023 10 Cabinet Secretaries + 18 Ministers (In 2007, the first SNP Government appointed a total of 16) Kate Forbes (formerly Finance), Keith Brown (formerly Justice) & Ivan McKee (formerly Economy & Business) move to the back … Continue reading

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