Category Archives: Political Posts

Two Years Later…

Here we are then, two years later, living in a post-IndyRef, -EVEL and -EU Referendum world.  Of course, we are not in a post-Brexit one yet as the UK Government still has to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty … Continue reading

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I Caught the Litter Bug

You may have noticed of late that myself and other people have bemoaning the state of Edinburgh’s bins and rubbish collection.  In fact, I admit I have gone a little Kevin Turvey – Investigative Reporter* on the subject.  Over the … Continue reading

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Review: The Red Shed

Multi award-winning comic/activist Mark Thomas performed his first gigs in The Red Shed in Wakefield, a 47-foot-long wooden hut that doubles up as a Labour Club.  Three decades later he returns to celebrate its 50th birthday, entwining the story of … Continue reading

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A Simple Question

Before you go to sleep tonight and prepare to cast your vote in the UK’s European Union membership referendum, ask yourself this simple question.  Who is responsible for over-stretched public services, a scarcity of public housing and the glut of … Continue reading

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Why I’d Use a Clothes Peg to Vote for the SNP

If I was to vote for the SNP in my constituency ballot on Thursday, I’d have to wear a clothes peg.  I would give them my vote but only because they are the least bad option out of the four … Continue reading

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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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