August 2009

More on Megrahi

Well, folks, as you’d expect, the decision to release Megrahi on compassionate grounds continues to rumble on. Richard Thomson and Huttonian take a look at the decision. Lallands Peat Worrier takes a MacAskill-esque quasi-legal view of matters, while Jonathan Mitchell QC analyses the decision and concludes that MacAskill’s decision was the right one. Meanwhile, Tom […]

Bloggers’ meetup: plans finalised

Just a quick update to inform those who are interested in attending this week’s meetup of bloggers. We will be meeting in the Pleasance Courtyard in Edinburgh on Thursday 27 August from around 6pm onwards. Some people have suggested Pleasance Courtyard may be too busy so there may have to be a Plan B. In […]

The release of Megrahi

No prizes for guessing which topic we’re focussing on this week — the release of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi. Slugger O’Toole was in early with a roundup of reactions published on Thursday, before Megrahi was released. Among the most important contributions this week came from Scott at Love and Garbage. He has a personal […]

Adrian Chiles is Satan’s Slave and Other Tales

Welcome to what is for me,  a particularly exciting round up. Why the excitement? Well the blogosphere has sent me a sign that I am not be alone in my loathing of Adrian Chiles. He is a man simply designed for slapping yet he peers from our televisions five nights a week and no one does anything. Please do take […]

Last minute round-up

ScottishToryBoy has a confession to make, I completely forgot about the fact that this week was my turn to do the round up of all the goings on in Scottish Politics. So here it is, a little late but better late than never eh? One of the big talking points this week has been the […]

A real-life blogosphere BBQ?

As you may have seen in the comments to Will’s latest roundup, the idea of a Blogosphere BBQ has had people licking their lips. So we are kicking around a few ideas for a possible meetup. Right now we are thinking of having a little gathering to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival, probably sometime in […]

The Blogosphere BBQ

Hi folks! With politicians taking a (well-earned?) break, there’s been a veritable smorgasbord of issues discussed in the blogosphere this week, much like the Summer barbecues we would have if we could guarantee the weather – there’s a little something for everyone. Unlike barbecues, however, there’s little or no chance of food poisoning from a […]

Shame over Gary McKinnon

Hello, and welcome to this week’s roundup! It is now August, which means it’s silly season and there is not very much going on. So it might be a slightly slimmed-down, summery edition of the Roundup. But you know us bloggers — we always find some reason to reach for the keyboard. Perhaps the biggest […]