More on Megrahi

Well, folks, as you’d expect, the decision to release Megrahi on compassionate grounds continues to rumble on. Richard Thomson and Huttonian take a look at the decision. Lallands Peat Worrier takes a MacAskill-esque quasi-legal view of matters, while Jonathan Mitchell QC analyses the decision and concludes that MacAskill’s decision was the right one. Meanwhile, Tom […]

After Glasgow

Well, with Glasgow East being out of the way, there I was enjoying my lunchtime pint and wondering whom to mention first when the following extraordinary sentence leapt out of the Financial Times: As we negotiate stiff gates and aggressive dogs, I talk to the living embodiment of new Conservatives – with a name that […]

A non-toff snout in the trough

Hello, and welcome to this week’s roundup! It’s been a good few weeks since I’ve edited the roundup, so I should say thanks to Will for doing such a great job holding the fort over the past couple of months, particularly amid some perplexing technical issues. Headline of the week comes from the aedjt (is […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]