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 […]

The Election that wasn’t

Hi folks! You have me again this week, chiefly on account of the fact that I’m keeping my Saturday nights free for the next few months, but have nothing to do after Strictly Come Dancing finishes for the night. Anyway. The Westminster Election that now won’t be happening was the talk of the blogosphere this […]

One year old and waiting for Gordo

Well, hello there! It’s time to don your novelty paper hat and offer celebratory greetings. Why? Well, the Roundup has been around for a year this week, with Duncan producing SBR #1 (as it was then) on 1st October. Since then, it’s the changes at the top that have been the most marked, even if […]

A marital row over fiscal autonomy and costs, costs, costs

Hello, and welcome to this week’s roundup! Like Will and Richard, I have to comment on the fact that the silly season has been very kind to us here. August has come and gone, but politics has seemingly carried on as normal. This week’s big story concerns an event that happened several weeks ago but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]