F—— of S—– in 20–

Hi folks! Holyrood might be in recess but there’s still been plenty to chew on this week, especially with the last of the Conferences taking place, as the SNP gather in Inverness. But the main thing that’s got people to their keyboards this week is the Trafigura affair, where libel lawyers Carter Ruck successfully took […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Godwin’s Law applies to the offline world as well

Hello there! Sorry I haven’t made the promised changes. I can’t get out of the annoying habit of being busy I’m afraid. Still, this week’s roundup is here as scheduled. Many will remember Jamie Stone’s comment during the election campaign, suggesting that nationalists were xenophobic. Labour MP Anne Moffat has gone a whole step further, […]

A week of firsts

Welcome to this week’s roundup. Over the past seven days we have gained a much fuller picture of how Scotland will be governed over the next four years. And, if you wish to swallow the nationalists’ line, it’s just been one historic day after another. Will Patterson tots up the firsts. Alex Salmond is now […]

A bad night for democracy, but an historic night for politics

Welcome to the first roundup to be posted since the results of the election have come in. Inevitably, the aftermath of the election is the dominant topic. On the night itself, a variety of us were liveblogging events as they happened. The star of the night was undoubtedly Mr Eugenides, who clearly had a lot […]

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 […]

Midweek SBR: 7 days to go!

Greetings to one and all: Mr Eugenides at the wheel for this midweek roundup of the best in Scottish blogging (though it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge a lot of sterling work from DoctorVee in assembling most of the material you’ll see below). Anyway, to visitors from outwith these fine shores, we […]

SBR 28: The campaign heats up

Nominations close today and the parties are beginning to launch their manifestos. The campaign is now in full swing. Mr Eugenides is not convinced by Nicol Stephen’s promises. Are any of the Lib Dems’ policies negotiable? Let me save you some time, Nicol. They’re all negotiable, and your credibility is in the toilet anyway. Blogger […]