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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The last word from the bloggers

So that’s it. The polling places have shut, and the votes are being counted as we speak. As I’ve said before, I’m sure the fun is only just beginning. Election night itself is a blast, and there will be plenty of us liveblogging events through the night. And this won’t be the last post you […]

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 21: Tory infighting, Labour disarray

Hello there! Garry seems to have gone MIA. All is quiet on his own blog as well, so I guess he is busy. So I’m afraid I’m doing this week’s roundup again. Don’t worry, I’ll take a break for a few weeks after that… It seems as though there was no big overriding theme this […]