April 2013

Politics is too frustrating – I’m voting for a curry

While the past few Roundups have been dominated by major news events, our submissions this week have been far more capricious in nature. This always seems to be the case when I am in charge – which in some ways is great, matching as it does the theme of my own blog, but it also […]

Birth, rebirth and renewal – maybe Spring has arrived at last

It seemed to me, as we finally saw some weather that could be identified as being Spring-like, that there was a seasonal theme around rebirth and renewal in the blogosphere. With Margaret Thatcher’s funeral this week, the main theme of Audrey Birt’s excellent Roundup last week continued.  What was Mrs Thatcher’s legacy and what did […]

Thatcher’s Scotland?

When the news broke on Monday about Margaret Thatcher’s death I knew the focus of this weeks roundup was pre-determined. Like many others I chose to avoid Twitter, feeling at risk of reading things I would rather not. Her death has polarised our  society yet again and we do ourselves a disservice by over simplifying […]

The personal is the political

The dreadful and tragic Philpott case has attracted much comment this week, both on the sickening details of the case itself and on the readiness of certain politicians to exploit it to suit their own agendas.  Caron Lindsay points out that perhaps a fault line has opened up between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives […]