Avoiding the wooden spoon

Greetings one and all, and welcome to this week’s Scottish Blogging Roundup. It is, as the nurse said to the patient, “months since I’ve been in this position”, so it’s good to see you all again. (No, really, that is what the nurse said to the patient.) Apart from Scotland’s marvellous win at Croke Park […]

The Stramash for Springburn

Hi folks! Just when you think you can turn your back on things for a time, events intervene and throw a curve ball at you. Which is why this week’s lead story has to be the Glasgow North East By-Election: a few days ago, there were two possible SNP candidates: BBC journalist David Kerr and […]

The Week of the Fascist Fonebook (Phascist Phonebook?)

Hi folks! It’s amazing what people get revved up about, isn’t it? This week, a list of contacts has set the blogosphere alight. Thing is, this is no ordinary contacts list – it’s a list of BNP members, and bloggers being excitable types, quite a few people had something to say. IndyGal weighs up the […]

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 […]

Information on a Conversation and a Resignation (updated)

Hello there! It’s that time of the week again. Is it just me, or does it come around far too quickly these days? (Don’t answer that.) Anyway, I start with a small confession: when I said ‘yes’ to taking part in the Roundup, I was quietly dreading August, and the probable lack of material that […]

Extremism, suspension and resignation, oh my!

Hi folks! As Duncan mentioned last week, I’ve been drafted in to help around here, so I’ll be consolidating the week’s stories into one easy-to-manage Roundup. If you’re looking to re-mortgage your house, on the other hand, then sadly, there’s not much we can do. We can’t do everything. Anyway, we start off with some […]

The PM ignoring the FM as he impresses in FMQs

Welcome to this week’s roundup! You will see that I have at last made the changes I promised. I won’t bang on and on about them here — to save space, I’ve done all that on my personal blog. Fingers crossed everything works. But should anything seem to have gone a bit funny, please contact […]

Bye bye Tony and Jack, Hello Gordon and Alex?

Hi folks! Once again, the Roundup is at my mercy. It turns out that half a week is a pretty long time in politics as well: Tony Blair has finally set a date for his departure, Gordon Brown’s campaign is underway, the smoke is starting to clear at Holyrood and even Councils have been subject […]

Coalition talks, Presiding Officers and spoilt ballots (again)

Hello! So you can see, I decided to go with a Wednesday update after all. Plenty has happened since the last roundup, and you bet the bloggers have been talking about it. The big story is of course coalition negotiations and who will become First Minister. The Lib Dems have caused a stink by refusing […]

The campaign, as seen on YouTube

Hello and welcome to the final roundup before the election, a special look at the YouTube videos that have been making an impact over the course of the campaign. This roundup will just skim the surface. No doubt I have missed out some massively important video — all suggestions welcome in the comments please. You […]