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Scottish Election 2016

With the news media fixated either on Labour’s alleged anti-Semitism or the Tories European meltdown little light has been shed on the Scottish Parliament elections. So with thanks to Grayling Scotland herewith some thoughts. Amidst what by all accounts will

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Politics, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Sharing, SNP, Tory Party

Is Westminster Dancing to Salmond’s Tune?

Originally posted on The Garden Lobby:
You’ll remember the posters during the General Election campaign warning that a Labour Government would be in the pocket of Alex Salmond and the SNP, but what’s the reality and should we be paying…

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Posted in Comment, Politics, Scotland, Sharing

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

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

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

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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