Monthly Archives: May 2011

>Paul Walter mentioned on Radio 1 website for sexy MP post

>On Saturday, Paul Walter, who writes the fabulous Liberal Burblings blog, wrote a post criticising the Sexy MP website, with the highly appropriate headline “Stop this stomach churning pernicious nonsense”. Well, he is probably now the coolest Liberal Democrat blogger … Continue reading


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>#F1 Lewis Hamilton apologises on Twitter. So that’s all right then.

>Oh, wow. Isn’t Twitter marvellous? See when you make a total arse of yourself, all you need to do is get on Twitter 24 hours later and say sorry and all will be well with the world. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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>Last day of free parking in The Centre, Livingston – help save shop workers from £40 per month charge

>Imagine if you were suddenly hit with an extra £40 a month charge that you weren’t expecting. How would you cope with that? In this climate, when many haven’t had a pay rise and costs are rising seemingly exponentially? From … Continue reading

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>What’s more important – Justice or Location? #sp4 #echr

>I feel a bit nervous writing about the law when people like LPW and Love and Garbage, who do actually know what they are talking about, do it so much better. However I thought it might be interestingto put  forward … Continue reading

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>#F1: Vettel’s lucky win in Monaco

>So Sebastian Vettel continues to run away with this year’s world championship. With 143 points out of a possible 150, 5 race wins out of 6, he looks invincible. Having said that, Jenson Button was in the same position 2 … Continue reading

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>#F1 Lewis Hamilton needs to grow up!

>I’ll write about the thrilling Monaco race and its anti-climactic finish when I have more time, but I have to say that I was horrified by Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the race, which you can watch here on the BBC … Continue reading

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>3 ways you can say no to £40 a month parking charge for Livingston’s Centre shop workers

>Land Securities, the company which owns The Centre shopping mall in Livingston, is, as I’ve written about over the last couple of days, about to introduce car parking charges for the first time. I know it’s very unusual to find … Continue reading

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>Feminist Friday: Princesses, Time Lords, Planets and Ponies

>Well, I’d planned an early night and a glass of wine, but Ellen suggested I take part in Transatlantic Blonde’s Feminist Friday series. Today we’re talking about gender stereotyping our kids, or not, as the case may be. When I was a … Continue reading

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>Sexy MP – just a bit of harmless fun?

>All my social networking feeds are a-buzz with a new website today. Sexy MP describes itself thus: In addition to my wanting to create a fun and memorable tool to help the British public get to know their Members of Parliament, … Continue reading

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>Livingston Centre Staff Parking: The Centre’s side of the story

> You’ll remember yesterday that I wrote about the extra  £40 a month many low paid shop workers in Livingston are being asked to pay for parking from next week. That sum is equivalent to many of them working roughly … Continue reading

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