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 […]

So much more than politics!

When I put my hand up to edit this weeks roundup I was keen that it introduced me to a wider blogging world in Scotland and I do think it has. I like to think there is some thing here for everyone, thanks to the talent that is out there in the blogosphere. Its impossible […]

A parcel of rogues?

It has been a quite momentous week for Scottish politics.  First David Cameron and Alex Salmond clashed over a future referendum on Scottish Independence.  The Salmond announced that a referendum would indeed be held in autumn 2014.  It is finally here – we are to be asked if we want Scotland become an independent country! […]

The Return of Smeatomania

Hi folks! Conference season is now well and truly upon us, and it began last weekend with the arrival of the LibDems in Bournemouth. Caron had her reflections here. However, not everyone was impressed with the week – and non-LibDems found all sorts of things to look at, such as Vince Cable’s proposed ‘mansion tax’, […]

Poverty, taxes and guns (only the happy topics on this blog!)

Hello, and welcome to this week’s roundup! I simply have to start with Clairwil’s mammoth but excellent post on the subject of poverty and education. Well worth a read. SNP councillor Jahangir Hanif was suspended by his party this week after the Evening Times published photographs of him firing a Kalashnikov while holidaying in Pakistan. […]

Loves! Labour’s Lost!

Hi folks! No prizes for guessing what this week’s main story is: it’s Gordon Brown’s uncanny ability to lose a 13,000 vote majority down the back of a couch. Still, Labour’s loss is the SNP’s gain, and SNP supporters have not been slow to celebrate. We start with SNP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth […]

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 […]

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 […]