We’ve been shown the door – The Brexit Blog

No sooner had the cold light of day dawned on Brexit then Leave leader Boris Johnson seemed to want to slam on the breaks. ‘There’s no need for haste.’ he implored like a schoolboy who has suddenly realised his prank had gone too far and he was now going to have to face the consequences.… Continue reading We’ve been shown the door – The Brexit Blog

What have we done? The Brexit blog

Once again Scotland is collectively banging its head against a brick wall wondering just what it can do to have any influence in UK politics. A year ago almost every single Westminster seat went to the SNP but still we got a Tory government that Scotland has rejected now for decades. This morning we woke… Continue reading What have we done? The Brexit blog

Eala said – The EU ref has shown Britain at its worst – The Brexit Blog

I’ve refrained from mentioning the EU referendum, mostly because I’ve found the campaigns depressing and completely uninspiring. Up until recently I had been perfectly willing to entertain the idea of voting out, I was always leaning towards remain but I will now definitely be voting remain because the leave campaign is nasty and poisonous. The rhetoric… Continue reading Eala said – The EU ref has shown Britain at its worst – The Brexit Blog

SNP hold Argyll and Bute

Team SNP was in good spirits throughout the Scottish election count for Argyll and Bute constituency at Lochgilphead Joint Campus. This relaxed mood was justified as there was unlikely to be a shock here, Michael Russell had held the seat in 2011 with 50 per cent of the vote. Across the room it was a… Continue reading SNP hold Argyll and Bute

Eala said – Cameron should resign but he won’t

Today people took to the streets to protest about Prime Minister David Cameron and his family’s offshore dealings. After the Panama Papers leak it took the Prime Minister days of weaseling out of responsibility and claiming it was nothing to do with him before he finally admitted he had benefited from his  dad’s offshore  company… Continue reading Eala said – Cameron should resign but he won’t

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