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

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

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 – 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

Eala said – Cameron’s European crusade is an embarrasment

Off went our Prime Minister this week to discuss with other European leaders why Britain is so special that it must be able to behave exactly how it wants in the European Union. This arrogance is something Britain has been good at since time immemorial when it ruled the waves and saught to ‘civilise’ anyone… Continue reading Eala said – Cameron’s European crusade is an embarrasment

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

The relentless pace of Scottish politics

Remember the days when we had an election every four years and that was pretty much it? The pace of Scottish and British politics has increased and these days seem well and truly gone. In 2014 we had a European election and the independence referendum which dominated everything in Scotland particularly during the summer. We… Continue reading The relentless pace of Scottish politics