Season of Goodwill? Hah!

Hi folks! You’d think we were winding down for Christmas, but despite the arrival of the Doctor Who-themed Christmas idents on BBC1, there are still twelve days, a series of dull, uncomfortable office parties and the traditional scrum in front of the cosmetics counter at Boots to go. The upshot of this is that the […]

F—— of S—– in 20–

Hi folks! Holyrood might be in recess but there’s still been plenty to chew on this week, especially with the last of the Conferences taking place, as the SNP gather in Inverness. But the main thing that’s got people to their keyboards this week is the Trafigura affair, where libel lawyers Carter Ruck successfully took […]

One down, 645 to go…

Well, folks, this has been a week and a half. Well, actually, it’s been one week, no more and no less, but you know what I mean. The morass of spurious expenditure claims issued by members of the Commons has now reached the point where even seasoned, charming, witty, dashing and drop dead gorgeous political […]

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 […]

Swearing, but not swearing allegiance

Hi folks! It’s amazing what gets people wound up these days. Lord Goldsmith suggests that there should be an Oath of Allegiance to the Queen in Schools, and foom! The whole blogosphere goes up. Michael Greenwell, BellgroveBelle, Malc, Louise, This is Alba, Ewan Watt, Ewan Aitken and Bill Cameron all line up to attack Lord […]

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 […]