Category Archives: Political Posts

Let’s Focus on the 30

A month has passed.  I’ve mourned at the lost opportunity, taken the time to reflect and recover from the excitement, the highs and the eventual, sadly predicted, defeat.  Don’t get me wrong, I was prepared for the independence referendum to … Continue reading

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Feels Like ’92

Scotland has decided to stay part of the UK. Sadly, it looks like only 45% of registered Scots have voted Yes, less than the 47% figure I had long said would be the result. I haven’t said it apart from … Continue reading

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Why Yes!

In all the comments I’ve made about tomorrow’s referendum I haven’t said why I’m voting yes.  The answer is fairly simple; because it is time for Scotland to take responsibility for itself.  To no longer blame THAT woman, Blair, Cameron … Continue reading

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The Powers That Be

You can’t have failed to notice that some that the UK unionist parties are having a mad period where they are offering new powers to Scotland in return for a No result on 18th September.  To start bandying about these … Continue reading

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Murdo Fraser: From Front Runner to Minor Player

The new leader of the Scottish Tory Party, Ruth Davidson, has announced her parliamentary team and which roles the party’s 17 MSPs will fill.  Of them all, only one – John Scott – does not have an official party role … Continue reading

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Creamola Foam for All!

My name is Ken and I am a recovering parliamentary candidate. There.  I’ve said it at last, openly and publicly.  Every twelve-step programme and self-help book tells you that you have to admit your problem before you move on.  So, … Continue reading

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You Can Still Make A Difference

Why did you do it?  Was it worth it?  Will you do it again?  What’s next? Those are just some of the questions I faced since the election results came in.  As I write, that was only 17 days ago … Continue reading

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Health is not a Privilege

The current UK Government is proposing a radical approach to commissioning care by giving GPs control over budgets totalling £80bn.  Currently, health service managers in strategic health authorities and primary care trusts manage these funds.  Westminster argues that this will … Continue reading

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Education – A Worthwhile Investment

If you want to create a better future, where would you start?  With the things that are or the ones yet to come?  To create a better, more optimistic Scotland, we need to ensure that the individuals that inhabit it … Continue reading

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The Green Revolution is not Just About Energy

We need the environment.  Sounds obvious, doesn’t it?  Without it we’re dead.  Not just dead as a species, but dead as individuals.  Without the environment, we don’t have air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat.  Can this issue … Continue reading

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