Month: April 2015

Scottish Debate No. 1

I watched the first  debate with the Scottish party leaders on Tuesday this week. It was in Edinburgh, giving Jim Murphy the chance to make a very sour comment  that Nicola was not talking to an English audience, last week’s…

New Flag in the Wind

I am very pleased with the refreshed Flag in the Wind and even put a comment on it.  It was sair needing updated but was beyond my competence so my congratulations to Margaret Hamilton and her team for the efficient…

Apologia pro vita sua

Well, not exactly for my vita sua, but there are no valid Latin words for failure to update my computer system, seeing as how the Romans never got around to inventing computers. In any event over the past couple of weeks…

Anyone googled Havana yet?

Saturday 28 March 2015, it’s an unremarkable date in many ways but a significant one for me. What happened, well I went to the rostrum and spoke at the SNP Conference. For those unfortunate to know me over the years…

Conference Highlights

I recently attended the second Cunninghame Graham Society dinner celebrating one of the most remarkable figures in Scottish political history. Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, along with Keir Hardie and others, founded the Scottish Labour Party, the Independent Labour Party in…

ChildLine Survey

This week a new survey for NSPCC ChildLine has found that one in five of nearly 700 youngsters said they had seen pornographic images that had shocked or upset them.  The findings of this survey tie into the campaign by…

Full Fiscal Autonomy

This week we have also seen an intervention from businessman Jim McColl, who has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020. In an interview with the BBC, Mr McColl said; “If you have capacity to…