Monthly Archives: January 2011

>Congratulations to Andrew and Roger Reeves on their wedding day #bigfatgaywedding

>Twenty two years, 5 months and 2 days ago, at almost exactly this time,  I celebrated my wedding in the Hawes Inn in South Queensferry.  It was lovely to look out on the Firth of Forth, to see Bob’s native Fife … Continue reading

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>Government must not allow Brenda Namigadde to be deported to Uganda

> We will stop the deportation of asylum seekers who have had to leave particular countries because their sexual orientation or gender identification puts them at proven risk of imprisonment, torture or execution There it is, clear as day, from page 18 of the Coalition Agreement. At the time, it was so reassuring to see. Under Labour, LGBT people had disgracefully been told to be discreet if their country … Continue reading

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>Become a Godmother – help the UN help women all over the world

>I’ve just become a godmother – not to a cute wee gurgling baby, but to a UN Agency, the new UN Women. This is a brand spanking new organisation which aims to promote gender equality and women’s rights all over … Continue reading

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>Salmond’s smoke & mirrors on high pay proved wrong by figures

>Alex Salmond was at his smuggest at First Minister’s Questions today. He rightly anticipated that Scottish Liberal Democrat leader was going to ask about high pay in the public sector, as this is something that we are very concerned about. … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats highlight failures and unfairnesss of SNP’s final budget

>I spent much of yesterday listening to Scotland Questions, PMQs and the terrorism statement in the House of Commons yesterday, but unfortunately missed out on much of Holyrood’s budget debate because I had to go out. I’m just catching up … Continue reading

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>Daily Mail Fail of the Day – on domestic violence

>Just in case you had thought that the Daily Fail had changed its ways after its shock and horror over the behaviour of now ex Sky Sports sexists Andy Gray and Richard Keys (which had more to do with bashing … Continue reading

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>Michael Moore needs to toughen up at Scotland Questions

>To my shame, I have to confess that today was the first time I’ve ever watched Scotland Questions all the way through in this Parliament. I have usually been way too disorganised to find out when it was on and … Continue reading

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>Liberal Democrats win some arguments on Counter Terrorism, but fight must go on

>There are times when I really wish we were in Government on our own. Then we could simply reduce the pre charge detention time to the matter of hours, or certainly less than a week, that it is across Europe. … Continue reading

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>Learning the Reggaeton Shuffle and the Merengue March – STV teach us Zumba

>Do you know your Beto Shuffle from your Cumbia Funk? Do you have the slightest clue what I’m on about, or does that last sentence make you scared? There’s no need to be – these weird sounding things aren’t medical … Continue reading

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>Last chance to vote in the National TV Awards aka Get Out The Geek Vote!

>Just a reminder that the National TV Awards are on tomorrow night. So at least Tommy Sheridan will have something frivolous to help alleviate the stress on his first night behind bars. Anyway, I suspect that all the Lib Dem … Continue reading

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