Tag Archives: General election 2017

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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Has Scotland gone mad politically?

Last night there was a general election debate on BBC TV involving the six Scottish party leaders. A woman in the audience, a nurse, asked Nicola Sturgeon an awkward question about the NHS. The details of the question and their … Continue reading

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When black is white and white is black – the curious contradiction of Scottish politics

There was a segment on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 12 May about the general election in Scotland. It starts just before 2:32 and begins with the BBC Scottish political editor Sarah Smith confirming a truth most Scots … Continue reading

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An open letter to Gina Miller about the SNP

  Dear Mrs Miller I see from the press that your campaign group Best for Britain has not only raised over £340,000 in less than two weeks but is thinking of supporting the general election funds of at least some … 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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Are these SNP MPs on a shoogly peg?

Insofar as there’s any received wisdom for Scotland the day after parliament approved a general election, it’s that the SNP might be vulnerable to losing seats on 8 June. But which seats? This post takes a look at some of … Continue reading

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