Tag Archives: social media

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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An SNP response to my post on their colonising the third sector

Sometimes the minutiae of Twitter tells you a bigger story. As with all my posts, the most recent, How the SNP colonises the third sector – the case of the Scottish Book Trust and the First Minister’s Reading Challenge, appeared on … Continue reading

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Wasted money, delay and poor performance: the SNP government and information technology

Our aim has always been to build a country where strong public services are underpinned by a successful economy. – Nicola Sturgeon, Foreword to SNP Manifesto 2016 My eye was caught by an STV news item today that an upgrade … Continue reading

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‘Oor Nicola’ – the small things and the big picture

I try to avoid the trivial and the personal in writing about Scottish nationalism. Honestly. But sometimes the small details and how people behave are the best way to grasp the big picture. And if you let people get away … Continue reading

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What did I learn in my month of being wooed by the SNP?

Well, for those of you who’ve been following it, my month of being wooed by the SNP ended on 31 May. I suppose it was a bit more of a pre-wooing, like a pre-nup. The review itself is supposed to … Continue reading

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Dear Waterstones …

20 April 2016 Dear Waterstones, I’m writing to give you a piece of advice to help you build on your online presence. It’s good to see you’ve got into social media. Bookshops, all bookshops, need all the help they can … Continue reading

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Holyrood Park – ‘Not a great place for a campsite’

“Not a great place for a campsite” Some crazy people had set up 5 tents and a caravan. The weather was incredible. Only an idiot would camp in that weather! Toilet and bathing facilities seemed to be absent so maybe the strong … Continue reading

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