Nouns without verbs, verbs without nouns and adjectives where there don’t belong. These local election leafless are quite pretty, but they sure as hell don’t help you to vote…
The idea that collusion with News International was entirely acceptable right up until the Milly Dowler phone hacking scandal is perhaps the weakest piece of self-justification in recent political memory
The First Minister thinks he has a responsibility to corporate profit that extends beyond his responsibility to the Scottish people? If we don’t remove this infection of money from Scottish politics we will have no democracy left.
If the right of the SNP is allowed to simply disregard Party discipline and kidnap the agenda in an attempt to create a New SNP, then New SNP will pay a price. It is the left of the party which has shown loyalty and discipline that needs to stop this – by speaking out now.
Whomever is briefing that the SNP is going to U-turn on its opposition to Nato must be stopped immediately by the Party leader. If this speculation is allowed to continue, the inference that the left will draw may irreparably damage the Party’s support.
The lazy analysis that has concluded the Bradford result ‘was about the immigrants’ is exactly the kind of patronising attitude that led to the result in the first place.
The Tory fundraising scandal depresses more in the knowledge that it is systemic and endemic and will not be changed than in any sense of surprise
The Scottish Tory Party Conference is not a sight of Tories in Crisis and it is certainly not a vision of Tory Revival. It is simply a static and fairly marginal strand of Scottish politics.
For the SNP and Labour to respond to the unpopular bits of the Budget without convincing us this is part of a realistic programme for the transformation of society is simply failure hiding in a sheen of victory.