On the campaign trail 16 – All’s fair in love and politics

The official campaigns have finally got underway and Holyrood is deserted until the next batch of MPs take their places in May. I remembered this when I went to send an irate letter to a certain Mr MacKay about the fact that it was going to take 14 hours to get from where I grew… Continue reading On the campaign trail 16 – All’s fair in love and politics

On the campaign trail 16 – council tax

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on council tax puts the isssue centre stage during the campaign for the Holyrood election on May 5. After nearly a decade the SNP will end its council tax freeze from next year if they are re-elected. Scotland’s 32 local authorities will be able to increase the tax by 3… Continue reading On the campaign trail 16 – council tax

On the campaign trail 16 – The fiscal framework

Let’s be honest, despite it being cited as the area that can win or lose an election working out economics can be difficult and dry. Especially for someone like me who never was the best at numbers and maths. All this fiscal framework business has been making my head spin. It’s all part of the… Continue reading On the campaign trail 16 – The fiscal framework

On the campaign trail 16- Kick off

The starting gun has well and truly been fired on the Scottish election that will take place on May 5, just over three months away. With Labour in disarray and the Tories disliked to the extent that the Liberal Democrats ¬†continue to be punished for their ill advised coalition no one would bet against the… Continue reading On the campaign trail 16- Kick off