Monthly Archives: May 2015

The SNP – Challenges with Power

Originally posted on The Garden Lobby:
Now the SNP’s 56 have taken their seats at Westminster, the party needs to consider how it will use its greater voice, tackle the challenges of war on two fronts, and maintain a strong,…

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Posted in Comment, News, Parliament, Politics, Westminster

This Week in Scotland: GE fallout

Originally posted on The Garden Lobby:
This Week The fallout from the General Election result in Scotland has dominated the airwaves. As the 56 SNP MPs were pictured making their way down to Westminster by plane, train and automobile, Scottish…

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Part two – 56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?

Before moving on to look at the Lib Dems and the Conservatives, here are a few last thoughts on the Labour party. So far four MPs have announced that they will stand for the leadership of the Labour Party, Yvette

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Nuclear Disamament, Parliament, Politics, Scotland, SNP, Tory Party, UK Election

Part one – 56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?

56 + 1 + 1 + 1 =?; no its not some arcane formula for the timing of the end of the world as we know it, though according to a few commentators it’s pretty close.  In case you missed

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Posted in Austerity, Comment, Democracy, Economics, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Nuclear Disamament, Parliament, Politics, SNP, Tory Party, UK Election

SNP claim outright victory in Scotland

Originally posted on The Garden Lobby:
It was always going to be Nicola Sturgeon’s night and so it proved to be – but today’s result is beyond even her expectations. The SNP has been keen to keep expectation low –…

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Ultimate Fate of the Universe

Originally posted on Explaining Science:
This post, which is the latest in my series on cosmology, is about the ultimate fate of the Universe, a subject which has engaged scientists, philosophers and religious leaders for centuries. There are many possible endings to the…

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Labour Party in Scotland

The result of general election 2015 in Scotland variously described as cataclysmic, seismic, catastrophic, unprecedented, historic watershed, labour humiliated. A Scottish Lion roaring says Alex Salmond, and David Cameron gets back into number 10 saying “It’s the sweetest victory of

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Posted in Coalition, Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Parliament, Politics, Scotland, SNP, Tory Party, UK Election, UKIP, Westminster

Climate Change Election Blues

Parties in the UK election with the exception of the Greens and to a lesser extent the SNP have avoided any significant mention of climate change. Now we are actually voting it is a pity that NOOA didn’t release its

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Posted in Climate Change, Comment, COP 21, News, Politics, UK Election, Westminster

Three Pictures

Three pictures from today’s press, just about sums up the election to date. From the Guardian – anyone could have written these. The generic promises are something almost no-one could disagree with. So, why bother? The three stooges from the

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Posted in Coalition, Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, Humour, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Sharing, SNP, Tory Party

Confused?

I have said before in this blog that nuclear weapons are an abomination and an affront to humanity. Not everyone agrees, well that is their prerogative. However it seems that even the Tories are confused. This picture says it all. With

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Posted in CND, Coalition, Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, News, Nuclear Disamament, Sharing, Tories, UK Election, Westminster
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