A tale of two leadership contests

It’s a sad day when Scotland can’t even be bothered celebrating the departure of David Cameron from number 10. The man himself certainly seemed in a chipper mood as he hummed to himself entering Downing Street for one of the last times as Prime Minister. Perhaps it was the relief. Plenty of folk were more… Continue reading A tale of two leadership contests

Where are the leaders? The Brexit Blog

While meetings were going on all over the EU and Nicola Sturgeon was meeting with her cabinet to work out what on earth to do next, likely Prime Minister in waiting Boris Johnson was playing cricket – let that sink in for a second – it would be laughable if this situation wasn’t so serious.… Continue reading Where are the leaders? The Brexit Blog

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- 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

Corbyn, the first two (and a bit) weeks.

Jeremy Corbyn has now done his first Prime Minister’s Questions, made his first leader’s speech to conference and, after one false start, even made his first appearance on the Andrew Marr show. It’s not been an easy ride but no one thought it would be. During his leadership campaign most of the press took against… Continue reading Corbyn, the first two (and a bit) weeks.