Monthly Archives: March 2011

>The secret behind Alex Cole-Hamilton’s appearance on the BBC News Channel

>After the Scotland on Sunday economy debate yesterday, I called in at the nerve centre of the Liberal Democrat campaign on my way home. I arrived just in time to see our candidate for Edinburgh Central Alex Cole-Hamilton appear on … Continue reading

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>Telegraph gets it wrong on Liberal Democrat "rebrand"

>Of all the silly stories that have been published about the Liberal Democrats recently, this from over the weekend has a higher bollocks per square inch (bsi) ratio than most. Apparently, we are thinking about abandoning Libby, our “7 winged … Continue reading

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>My Friday night of surreal fantasy – from Glee to Alex Salmond’s 50p duty cut

>So there I was on Friday night, relaxing with my daughter, watching Glee. It was the Christmas episode where Sue Sylvester turns into the Grinch. It was utterly and absolutely hilarious. Anna thinks the line “I’m just taking these science … Continue reading

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>#F1 2011 season preview: Part 3 – Gadgets and Gizmos

>Welcome to the third part of my season preview, where I shall tell you about some of the things which enhance my F1 viewing. The first two parts are: Rules and Tools Teams and Drivers Once upon a long ago, … Continue reading

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>#F1 2011 season preview: Part 2: Teams and Drivers

>Here’s the second part of my 2011 season preview concentrating on teams and drivers. The others are: Rules and Tools Gadgets and Gizmos I want to take a look at the teams’ and drivers’ challenges and opportunities for the season … Continue reading

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>#F1 Vettel storms to Melbourne poll without his magic button

>Well, that was an intriguing qualifying session, full of enough of the unexpected to whet your appetite for the season to come. I dragged myself out of bed in the last few minutes of Q1 to find Massa and Heidfeld … Continue reading

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>#F1 2011 season preview: Part 1 – Rules and Tools

>How utterly wonderful it was to come down the stairs this morning, turn on the tv and hear the scream of F1 engines. Even the doof doof doof of the tools in the garages made me literally want to jump … Continue reading

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>Clegg and Cameron: a bit of harmony in Government can’t be a bad thing, surely

>One of my favourite moments so far this year – and if anyone can get me a screen grab of it I will love them forever – was the look on Jon Snow’s face as he salivatingly asked for Nick … Continue reading

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>In which I get on to iTunes

>Remember how the other day I did Callum Leslie’s show on http://www.freshair.org.uk? Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but it’s now available here on iTunes if you want to hear me, Iain McGill, Tory candidate for Edinburgh Central, Labour … Continue reading

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>Jo Swinson quizzes Cameron on nuclear plant safety

>One of the highlights of yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was seeing Jo Swinson asking a question that’s on all our minds at the moment. I’ve certainly been shaken to the core as I’ve watched events unfold at the Fukushima plant … Continue reading

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