Morals and Ethics and Carnal Forbearance

Hi folks! This week has been something of a morass of morality, which makes a pleasant change from the usual dreary economic headlines. Perhaps we’re just recessioned out. Anyway, we start with Tom Harris MP, who caused a stooshie this week when he posted his reflections on teenage pregnancies and a society that tolerates them. […]

A new President, an old Poet and a Big Beast

Hi folks! I’d open the Roundup by quoting some Burns at you, but frankly, you’ll have heard quite enough from the Bard by the end of the week. In any case, there have, as always, been lots of reasons for bloggers to take to their keyboards, not all of them poetry related. Firstly, people seemed […]

Obama-rama-ding-dong: The US Election Special

Hi folks! Following on from Sunday’s tease, I’m in the hotseat for what promises to be a night of high emotion. Already, officials in Virginia have announced that about a third of registered voters showed up in the first four hours of polling, and that Petersburg has seen half-mile-long queues to the polling stations. Despite […]

It’s the Stupid Economy

Hi folks… the Roundup is arriving just in time this week, on account of my swanning about in Perth. But more on that later… The economy dominated the blogosphere this week, especially as Gordon Brown took time out from solving the world’s woes to have a pop at Scottish independence. Shuggy reckons that he has […]

What a Bunch of Bankers!

Hi folks! As I draft this, yet another bank is going under, but as this is becoming a regular occurrence people aren’t paying quite as much attention. However, the reason people aren’t scrutinising the demise of Bradford & Bingley (I’m worried – I have £3.16 in a savings account with them) is that all eyes […]

Focus on Fife

Hi folks! Once again we’ve proven that there is no such thing as a silly season. August is in full swing and this week there’s been plenty for bloggers to get their teeth into. We start in Fife, where the death of John MacDougall MP from a long illness could have massive implications for UK […]

Britishness, Barack and Blah

Hi folks! Following last week’s brief outage, the Roundup is back to its Sunday slot, and bouncier than ever. Anyway, we start this week’s trawl through the blogosphere with plans for a Britishness Day, as put forward by UK Immigration Minister Liam Byrne. Byrne suggested that it could be tied in with an existing holiday, […]

Hasta El Roundup Siempre!

Hi folks! It’s been another weird and wonderful week in the Scottish blogosphere, and nothing is more weird and wonderful than the investigation into Tommy Sheridan. Until now, the Tanned One has been taking pelters, but there are the first signs of a backlash developing, with a Solidarity spokesman decrying the inquiry as a ‘witch-hunt’. […]

Borders and Boundaries

Hi folks! This week’s Roundup is going to be a bit process-y, as you are in the tender care of an unapologetic electoral geek. This is because the Boundary Commission for Scotland has issued its long awaited draft proposals to revise the boundaries for the Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies. ASwaS takes a look at some of […]