Monthly Archives: May 2015

As I Lie Dying

This evening, MSPs will vote on whether the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill should have further parliamentary discussion and scrutiny.  Not to make its contents law but to give greater consideration to the proposals.  The last time a similar Bill reached … Continue reading

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It’s Politics Jim but Not as You Know It

Jim Murphy and Ed Miliband have spoken a lot during this UK General Election campaign about minority governments, coalitions, how the House of Commons and UK politics work and, mostly, how they will not work with the SNP. Jim Murphy, … Continue reading

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Beware Trusting the Polls

Over the last five months – let’s face facts, this General Election campaign started as soon as the Bells had stopped echoing through the land – we’ve seen poll after poll predicting how well the SNP will do.  If you … Continue reading

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Future Shocks

For the past year, I have regular tormented my best friend Unkle Pukka with my vision for the UK, post-2015.  All it takes for him to throw up his hands and swear he’ll leave the country if it happens is … Continue reading

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Tactical Voting of a Different Kind

Today, I am going to cast a tactical vote.  This isn’t the first time I’ve voted tactically.  I’ve done it to ensure the sitting MP wasn’t re-elected – in 1992 and 1997 to get rid, eventually, of Michael Forsyth.  I’ve … Continue reading

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