Monthly Archives: December 2009

>An Honoured New Year for Stewart, Brawn and Lloyd – but what about Brucie?

>I’m just sipping some tea, earl grey, hot in honour of Sir Patrick Stewart who has been knighted in today’s New Year’s Honours list. About time too! He’s one of our best actors. I’m looking forward to watching his and … Continue reading


Posted in Bruce Forsyth, Honours, Mamma Mia, Phyllida Lloyd, Ross Brawn, Sir Patrick Stewart | 1 Comment

>The Scotties are here – Scotblogs Awards 2010

>First I should say that they aren’t really called the Scotties. That’s just me being me. It is kind of appropriate though. If you think it’s a bit vomit inducing, think of it as a tribute to a certain Enterprise … Continue reading

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>The End of the Decade?

>Well, I don’t often agree with Tom Harris, as you might remember. However, we have found some common ground. My world is polarising at the moment, into two camps. Those who believe that a new decade starts tonight and those, … Continue reading

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>Sweet Dreams from the Scottish Liberal Democrats

>Oh, I know I’m asking for trouble with a headline like that. You may mock, but there is a serious point to it all if the number of folk who are usually around on Twitter in the middle of the … Continue reading

Posted in Jim Tolson, Ross Finnie | 2 Comments

>Labour undermines Royal Mail by using its competitors

>One of the things I think is essential for is for us to have is a mail service which delivers to every house in the country for the same cost. Otherwise if you live in the Outer Hebrides, or some … Continue reading

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>Crystal Ball Check – did my predictions for last year come true?

>I see Mark has bit the bullet and has gone over his predictions for this year to see if any of them came true. He did ok. Before I commit to any soothsaying for next year, I think I’d better … Continue reading

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>My Top Ten Liberal Democrat Moments of 2009

>It’s the time of year for reflection on what the year has brought and what we can learn for the future. For journalists and bloggers alike, this usually involves lists. Lots of them. I’m going to add to your list … Continue reading

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>Gladstone Anniversary in the Snow

> Yesterday, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Liberal statesman William Ewart Gladstone a group of hardy Liberal Democrats gathered in the snow and ice to remember him. I was not among them. To my eternal shame, … Continue reading

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>Could Akmal Shaikh’s Execution have been avoided – 2 questions for the Goverment to answer

>Like many others I went to sleep last night fearful that there was little hope that 53 year old mentally ill British citizen Akmal Shaikh would avoid the executioner in China this morning and, sadly, my fears were confirmed when … Continue reading

Posted in Akmal Shaikh, China, Death Penalty | 9 Comments

>The Best Christmas Present Ever

>Well, that’s it for another year. We actually had a proper white Christmas, too. Of couse we did, white is all we can see outside our window, but we had some fresh stuff fall, just for a few minutes, but … Continue reading

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