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Talking Scotland down

To talk someone/thing down – to discuss someone or something in a way that makes them seem less interesting or attractive – Oxford Dictionaries I really struggle with this phrase and its use in Scottish politics. Its most recent manifestation … Continue reading

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Who is this Round and why does he object?

This image and an attached news item appeared on the STV website today. For some reason, as the SNP’s fortunes have dipped, my will to blog has wilted too. I don’t think it’s the hot weather, more the fact that … Continue reading

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What does the general election tell us about the union?

Well, that didn’t quite turned out as planned, did it? It certainly didn’t turn out as planned for Theresa May and the Conservative government and no matter how you spin it (more of that word later) they are a much … Continue reading

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Thank you, SNP

With the UK general election only a few days away, I just wanted to thank the SNP. You see, they make elections so easy for me. Since the referendum in 2014 I have adopted one abiding principle in council, Holyrood … 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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‘Support for indy soars to new highs!’ Or does it?

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I occasionally comment on polls and their significance. I don’t take an obsessive interest in the detail. I always caution that the trends are important, not individual polls, and that the errors … Continue reading

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What *is* an ‘ultra unionist’, Mr Salmond?

A while ago I was called an ‘ultra Britnat fanatic’ on Twitter. I forget who said it but it was one of the tribe of fruitloops who hover around the fringes of political debate. The compliment came to mind yesterday … Continue reading

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