Grilled Sturgeon

Hi folks! It’s been another wacky seven days, and that’s left lots of bloggy goodness for me to sift through this week. Of course, the main focus of attention has been on Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s donning of her MSP for Glasgow Govan hat to write a character reference for Abdul Rauf, pending his […]

Labour on a high

Hello there. Good news, I think. I have felt myself flagging a little bit in recent months while writing the weekly roundups. I always felt that this would be too much work for one person (especially when that person was me), even with the occasional help of guest editors. Ever since CuriousHamster (whose blog is […]

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 […]

SBR 27: Not long to go now.

No 27 is from David Farrer of Freedom and Whisky. Let’s start with a funny one. The LibDem leaflet that I just received says they’ll provide “more Bobbies on the beat”. Now we know why! Needless-to-say, this week’s Scottish Roundup is mainly concerned with the forthcoming Holyrood and local elections. And don’t forget that saying: […]

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 […]

SBR 20: Xenophobes on one side, fearties on the other

Good morning, and welcome to this week’s roundup. Something I’ve noticed quite a lot recently is that a lot of big stories (particularly to do with the SNP) happen on a Sunday — after the roundup has been posted! This week was no different, and Jamie Stone’s X-word feels as though, in some ways, it […]