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‘No Thanks!’ blog Top Ten posts 2017

Well, another year in a Scotland increasingly weary of nationalism draws to a fractious close and I take my annual look at the No Thanks! Top Ten most-read posts. As usual, the list is dominated by articles that touch on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Labour’s suspension of its Aberdeen councillors

  Aberdeen Town House It won’t take you long rooting around this blog to discover I have more than a passing interest in the city of Aberdeen (I live there) and in local government (I worked in councils in the … Continue reading

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Scottish council election 2017 results

Updated 25 May to include an analysis of political control of councils. This post is being written in a number of parts, as yet undetermined and as detailed council election results become available. This is because, unlike first past the … Continue reading

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The fourth great lie of history

Years ago, a Canadian told me what he described as the three great lies of history – ‘The cheque’s in the post,’ ‘It was wonderful for me too honey,’ and ‘Hi, I’m from the government, I’m here to help.’ Well, … Continue reading

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Did someone mention an election?

Which vote was that? EU parliament May 2014? Scottish independence referendum September 2014? UK parliament May 2015? Scottish parliament May 2016? EU referendum June 2016? Councils May 2017? UK parliament June 2017? I confess to some considerable sympathy with Brenda … Continue reading

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Pete Wishart SNP MP links the Scottish council elections to the ‘rape clause’

If I wasn’t aware of Pete Wishart SNP MP from other crass and ill-judged behaviour (see numerous examples here) I’d have said this is almost unbelievable. Set aside the mere details in the tweet above that this long-standing member of … Continue reading

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Council elections 2017 Part 2: What does a review of SNP candidates tell us?

In Part 1 of this two-part post, Your handy guide to some SNP candidates (and non-candidates), I looked at some of the SNP’s candidates for the 4 May council elections in Scotland, as well as some of those who might have … Continue reading

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