Month: October 2012

Conference Thoughts

I write this the day after S.N.P. conference finished. I saw on Facebook this morning that Douglas Fraser has likened the S.N.P. leadership’s control over the membership as akin to North Korean control. He really must get out of the…

History in the making

I was privileged to be at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh this week and to see the arrival, and departure, of Prime Minister David Cameron and his entourage, all five cars of them.  Access to the public was denied to…

The Watershed moment

This has been quite a remarkable two weeks for Scotland’s opposition parties.  Not familiar with wall-to-wall media coverage in recent times, as the UK Tories and Labour party assembled at their respective conferences, Johann lamented the Scots addiction to welfare…

False Labour

I saw Douglas Alexander on the Politics Show trying to defend the indefensible: the Labour Party’s lurch to the right.   In doing so he quoted Aneurin Bevan, or should I say misquoted as he reversed Bevan’s original sentence “The language…