Tag Archives: General election 2015

Nicola said Kezia said … that private conversation

I almost didn’t blog about this. Search for some key words around the subject and you’ll find little else in the Scottish media about politics today. But in case you’ve just woken up from a long sleep, this is what … Continue reading

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What might the Holyrood election tell us about the appetite for Scottish independence?

People across Scotland and the UK, insofar as the rest of our fellow-citizens take notice of Scottish elections, are probably used to the idea that the SNP ‘sweep the board’ in elections. This was most obvious in the Westminster election … Continue reading

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The best of the ‘No Thanks!’ blog, the worst of nationalism – top posts 2015

It’s that time of the year to look back as well as forward – in this case the most viewed posts on the No Thanks! blog. Like the best lists of winners, here are they in reverse order, with some additional … Continue reading

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Season’s greetings from the SNP

There’s irony. And then there’s SNP irony. This is part of a message tweeted the other day by the unfortunate Derek Mackay MSP, SNP minister for (lack of) transport. I can’t be bothered to include the photo that followed, of … Continue reading

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What’s the problem with the SNP’s MPs?

What is wrong with the SNP’s 56, 55, 54 … MPs? Let’s start perversely with an SNP minister at Holyrood, poor old Derek Mackay, minister for transport, who’s never been near Westminster and is currently being tested on the vexed … Continue reading

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Two cheers for Alistair Carmichael

I’ll not pretend. I’m almighty glad the election court case against Alistair Carmichael, LibDem MP for Orkney and Shetland, was thrown out. I’m proud to say a put a few bob into the online appeal that was launched to help … Continue reading

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The referendum a year on: 1 – Where does Scottish opinion stand now?

This is the first of three articles to appear on three consecutive days. The others will describe what I’ve enjoyed about Scotland in the year since the referendum and what I have not. As I write, I have not decided … Continue reading

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