Tag Archives: Holyrood election 2016

The Holyrood election result and the appetite for independence

On 29 April I posted a note about possible Holyrood election results with this table: On the same basis of comparison – turnout and proportion of votes cast for each party, I can amend that last row with the real … 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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Boxes that babies, and SNP politicians, can use

A couple of days’ ago the SNP announced that every baby in Scotland– or new mother I guess – will be given a ‘baby box.’ Gloss over the slight technicality that ‘will’ should of course read ‘… if we get … Continue reading

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A plague on almost everyone’s house – Scottish politics at the moment

In a few minutes I’ll be watching another Scandinavian crime drama on TV. They’re nearly always gripping and they have style. I wish I could say the same about Scottish politics. We’re just a month away from a Holyrood election and … Continue reading

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Are the SNP planning a ‘named person’ for pensioners?

I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Named-Person-for-every-child controversy but there’s clearly something not quite right about it if the folk who object can take their objections all the way to the UK supreme court. However, information reaching … Continue reading

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SNP launches insidious propaganda aimed at secondary school students

I’m really getting to the stage where I think there is something sinister (‘Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen’ – dictionary) about the SNP and their attitude to children and young people. I’ve written about this before (see list … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament elections 2016: SNP foreign policy objectives

[The SNP’s election manifesto as they’d like to write it] We will proceed as if we had won the 2014 referendum and were an independent country from 24 March 2016. In hosting the secretariat of the British-Irish Council in Edinburgh, … Continue reading

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