Labour go for Murphy and Dugdale – now for the political Himalayas

The results of the Scottish Labour internal; elections for Scottish Leader and Deputy Leader – following Continue reading

Colonialism rules as erstwhile SNP indy partners are shown their place

During the Primaries for the American Presidential election of 1988, the Reverend Jesse Jackson ran a highly successful campaign Continue reading

Compromised Greens ask questions of Scottish Government on future of wave energy industry

The Scottish Greens are a muted force these days, having thrown their lot in willy nilly with the SNP and the separatist movement – Continue reading

Challenge to the Scottish Greens over support for indy

The credibility of the Scottish Greens is under increasing pressure as the genuine fragility of the prospectus Continue reading

SNP Spring Conference in 80th birthday week – but with unfortunate slogan and Argyll business on the side

The SNP’s annual Spring Conference is in Aberdeen at the end of this week, on 11th and 12th April. Continue reading

Lib Dem performance in Euro elections may spin out into Argyll & Bute

The most interesting unknown about the Scottish results of the Europarl elections in May this year, 2014, is what will happen in the Lib Dem vote. Continue reading

Scotland’s George Lyon only British Lib Dem MEP to vote against equal pay proposal at Europarl

[Updated below 15.00 - error in voting process] George Lyon, former MSP for Argyll and Bute and now his party’s sole Scottish MEP at the EU parliament, Continue reading

Aberdeen Donside by-election: SNP hang on, losing 13.5% vote

The result of the Aberdeen Donside by-election for the Scottish Parliament, Continue reading

Land Reform Review Group’s Interim Report – an empty envelope addressed to a dead letter box

When First Minister Alex Salmond, speaking at a summer cabinet meeting in Skye on 24th July 2012,  announced Continue reading

Canary goes belly-up in Yes Scotland campaign

Coal miners used to take caged canaries down the mine with them as an early warning system Continue reading