Monthly Archives: November 2010

>Alex Cole-Hamilton opposes Botanic Gardens entrance charge

>Liberal Democrat candidate for Edinburgh Central, Alex Cole-Hamilton, has spoken out against the proposed £5 entry fee for visitors to Edinburgh’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. I used to take Anna there a lot when she was little and it’s there she … Continue reading

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>William and Kate’s wedding gift to political activists

>So, the Royal Wedding is going to take place on Friday 29th April, just six days before local council elections in England and elections to the devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales. David Cameron has already announced that this will … Continue reading

Posted in Kate Middleton, Prince William, Royal Wedding, Scottish Elections | 2 Comments

>Get X Factor’s Gamu to Christmas Number One with Aberlour Trust

>Remember how gutted we all felt when Cheryl didn’t take Gamu through to the final live shows on X Factor? Well, we have a chance to get her to the Christmas number 1 by buying this charity single she’s made … Continue reading

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>Robert Brown and Anne McLaughlin stand up for Glasgow’s asylum seekers

>One of the things that has made me absolutely furious this past week is the disgraceful disregard and lack of understanding that Glasgow City Council and the UK Border Agency seem to have for the vulnerable asylum seekers who are … Continue reading

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>And finally I get around to writing about #picamp – the Political Innovation Edinburgh event

>A week ago on Saturday, I attended a fantastic event in Edinburgh at which political bloggers, campaigners, activists, elected representatives and people who work in public affairs got together to discuss, basically, better ways of doing politics. The Political Innovation … Continue reading

Posted in James Mackenzie, Joan McAlpine, Mick Fealty, Political innovation | 2 Comments

>A tale of two letters on tax, an apology – and some questions on the SNP’s missing three years

>I wrote last Friday of my anger that the SNP had allowed the Scottish Parliament’s power to vary the rate of Income Tax, voted for by almost two thirds of the Scottish People in the 1997 referendum, to be rendered … Continue reading

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>Scottish Bloggers and Blog Readers – help compile report on Scottish Blogosphere

>Those nice people at Weber Shandwick, who run the Scotland Votes site are doing a survey both of blog readers and blog writers so that they can compile a report on the state of the Scottish Blogosphere early next year. … Continue reading

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>Nick Clegg’s video in support of #AntiBullyingWeek

>I wrote earlier this week about how my life had been pretty much shattered by bullies as a teenager. It was a hard post to write, even thirty years on. When I was going through it, it didn’t seem like … Continue reading

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>Robert Brown MSP challenges SNP Government on pre-charge detention review

> Last month I wrote about how this blog’s favourite MSP bar none, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Robert Brown, had been pretty much the sole defender of civil liberties when the emergency legislation giving the right to a solicitor was … Continue reading

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>Former Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Nicol Stephen heads to the Lords

>Congratulations to former Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Nicol Stephen as he prepares to take up his seat in the House of Lords. He has just been announced as one of 15 new Liberal Democrat peers.  His experience of being Deputy … Continue reading

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