Monthly Archives: October 2010

>Guest Post: Hugh O’Donnell MSP in Jerusalem

>Central Scotland Liberal Democrat MSP Hugh O’Donnell is currently in Jerusalem as part of a  delegation led by Gerald Kaufman MP. Here he writes about what he’s seen today.So we come to the end of day one here in Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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>Scary Hallowe’en

>I loathe and detest the day the clocks go back and we descend into an ever deeper darkness for the Winter. I am definitely a Summer months sort of person and I will find as many excuses as possible to … Continue reading

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>Has Stephen Fry been taking lessons from Jan Moir?

>Harsh, maybe – but you have to wonder what on earth possessed the nation’s favourite raconteur and wit to comment with breathtaking ignorance on the dynamics of straight and gay sexual relationships. “If women liked sex as much as men, … Continue reading


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>Harriet Harman demeans herself by calling Danny Alexander a "ginger rodent"

> Now many of us in in the Labour Party are conservationists and we love red squirrels. However there is one ginger rodent we never want to see again in the Highlands, Danny Alexander. So said Harriet Harman in her … Continue reading

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>Total Politics Top 100 Journalists Poll – Write-in campaign for women bloggers

>I decided, seeing as my health seems to have taken a bit of a dive this last week, to have a quiet Saturday morning with Earl Grey and bacon sandwiches working through my online to-do list of blog posts to … Continue reading

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>Happy 11th Birthday, Precious Mhango

>The best birthday present Precious Mhango could get today would be if Home Secretary Theresa May gave her and her mother Florence permission to remain in the UK and removed the threat of imminent deportation to Malawi. This is the … Continue reading

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>Scottish Liberal Democrats want rates relief for businesses

>Scottish businesses have taken a hammering over the last couple of years. Not only from the recession, which hit Scotland harder than the rest of the UK, but from the failure of the banks to see sense and lend to … Continue reading

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>Scottish Police Federation head warns Police Stations can’t accommodate lawyers

>Those of you from south of the border may not have heard of a landmark UK Supreme Court judgement given yesterday which stated that in future Police will no longer have the right to question suspects in Scotland without a … Continue reading

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>Scaremongering and slanging – the new generation Labour approach to Parliamentary Debate

>Of all the welfare elements cut by the Government, the one which troubles me the least is the abolition of the Health in Pregnancy Grant. This one of payment of £190 was paid to every single pregnant woman in the … Continue reading

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>Happy Birthday, Florence Mhango – and how you can help

>You might remember that I’ve written before about the plight of Florence Mhango and her 11 year old daughter Precious, who are living their lives in Glasgow in perpetual threat of immediate deportation to Malawi where they could face permanent … Continue reading

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