The one with sobbing, weeping, and tears of rage and anger.

When receiving the nominations for the round up this week I was duly notified that it would be an emotional read, and I can tell you right now she wasn’t wrong. So, I imagine you are all sitting around the kitchen table eating bagels, reading the Sunday papers, and discussing last night’s reality shows with […]

Glasgow East by-election special

The polls have closed and now we just have to wait a few hours for the result. By the time you read this I will be getting on with something much more important — I’ll be down the pub. But I have spent the day diligently gathering the best online commentary about Glasgow East from […]

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. […]

Are the Glasgow games for the common weal?

Hello! Roundup time again. It looks like the biggest story of the week was the Commonwealth Games. This sort of thing normally bores me to sleep. Mind you, this time round we have at least had the entertainment of seeing nationalist types who were strongly opposed to London 2012 but have the bunting out for […]

Money, extremism and balls

Hi there folks! Welcome to this week’s Roundup, which is back on Sunday on account of my being quite dull and spending my Saturday night in. Anyway. The old chestnut of Scottish independence and money has come up again, with the Herald reporting that Scotland is, in fact, not an economic basket case as Disgusted […]

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 […]

Broadcasting in Scotland, and are the SNP really that far ahead?

Hello there! I am back from a three week break from Scottish Roundup. Not fully refreshed unfortunately, but you can’t win them all. Surprisingly, for the silly season, there have been a fair few talking points this week. Starting off with the debate on Scottish broadcasting which has been kickstarted by Alex Salmond this week. […]