Elections, Erections and (Middle) East Politics

Either I did such a sterling job of rounding up the best of Scottish blogging last time you let me in or the rest of you are busy campaigning, policy making, drinking wine or just far to busy to spend a Saturday night in front of a laptop. Whatever the reason it’s lovely to be back, especially this […]

What a difference a week makes…

Hello there everyone! Kirsteen here from Debate is Free; doing my first Scottish Round up, please be gentle and don’t aim for the head the bruises will show. It’s been a funny old week with the fallout of the Icelandic ash cloud still dominating much of the headlines when it wasn’t vying for space against […]

Ash! Ah-aaahhh…

Hi folks! It’s all a bit quiet, really. Nothing to say. Well, apart from an election that’s been blown wide open and a volcano that’s belching tons of ash into the air and knackering travel plans across the continent. Meh. We’ll start with Eyjafjallajoekull. And, no, this is not the latest villain in Doctor Who […]

Lack of Solidarity, and the latest converts to independence

Damn! You’ve caught me coming down your chimney to fill your stockings with bloggy goodness. You’re not supposed to look at them until the 25th, but seeing as the surprise is ruined you may as well get the good stuff now. I’ll be leaving a note though — lumps of coal for you next year. […]

The Election that wasn’t

Hi folks! You have me again this week, chiefly on account of the fact that I’m keeping my Saturday nights free for the next few months, but have nothing to do after Strictly Come Dancing finishes for the night. Anyway. The Westminster Election that now won’t be happening was the talk of the blogosphere this […]

A marital row over fiscal autonomy and costs, costs, costs

Hello, and welcome to this week’s roundup! Like Will and Richard, I have to comment on the fact that the silly season has been very kind to us here. August has come and gone, but politics has seemingly carried on as normal. This week’s big story concerns an event that happened several weeks ago but […]

Foulkes off and Home Office madness

Hello there! I am back after a busy couple of weeks for me. As such, I must apologise for the slightly lazy nature of this week’s roundup. Will Patterson has taken a look at two people who are on the way out in different ways — Mohammad Sarwar and George Foulkes. There is more on […]

SBR 30: Dodgy polls, dodgy leaflets and dodgy parties

Hello there! A bumper roundup this week. There is so much good blogging at the moment, and since there was no mid-week roundup, this is a bit long and some bloggers are featured more than once. As Richard Leyton says, the quality of debate is that good. So while we’re on the issue of mid-week […]

SBR 23: Whoops

Sorry, it’s all very busy at the moment and I’ve arrived home to find that no roundup has been posted! How awful! I’m afraid I don’t have the time to post a proper roundup with words and sentences and stuff, so here is a list of links instead. Seriously just click them, there are some […]

SBR 22: Conservatives off the rails

Hi folks! Duncan and Garry are putting their feet up this week (and why not?) and in a moment of madness they’ve put me in charge. Bloggers everywhere will now be producing a very audible collective gulp. Much like the gulp no doubt emitted by David Cameron when Patrick Mercer, the Tory Homeland Security Spokesman, […]