Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why Liberal Democrats must care about burglars’ lives

Ok, here we go, another hippy leftie soft on crime blog post from a bleeding heart liberal. Actually, I’ll cheerfully own up to everything except the soft on crime bit. No, I don’t think that householders should offer a full … Continue reading

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#Inverclyde by-election: May the best woman win – but please, boys, stop using the F word

Every time Willie Rennie describes Sophie as a breath of fresh air, a bit of me wants to slap him round the head with a wet fish, because that’s such a cliche. He’s right, of course, but I just hate … Continue reading

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Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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>The secret life of Sophie Bridger, #inverclyde by-election candidate

>Next couple of days are signficant occasions for two very talented young people in their 20s. Andy Murray plays Rafa Nadal in the Wimbledon semi-final on Friday. By the time he sets foot on Centre Court, though, we’ll know how … Continue reading

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>Swinney squirms as Rennie quizzes him on SNP Calman dithering and delay

>I’ve just been taking a wee look at yesterday’s Scotland Bill Committee meeting at Holyrood which heard evidence from John Swinney and Bruce Crawford from the SNP Government. Willie Rennie, the Liberal Democrat member of that committee, took them to … Continue reading


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>Guest Post by Norman Fraser: The Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) meeting

> Norman Fraser is the interim Secretary of the Social Liberal Forum (Scotland) and has written this brief report of some of the themes that emerged from the Forum’s meeting in Glasgow last Saturday. A small but vocal group of … Continue reading

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>Sixty years ago today…………….

>Well, it doesn’t seem like a whole load happened on Thursday 28th June 1951. Not on the face of it anyway. In the US, a highly dubious show, Amos ‘n’ Andy, which drew protests from the NAACP aired for the … Continue reading

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>How can anyone support Hearts FC now?

>A few years ago, then Scots Tory leader David McLetchie had to resign  effectively for taking a few taxis he shouldn’t. Ultimately, he’s a decent bloke, and losing his job was probably a bit severe. In the volatile world of politics, … Continue reading

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>Exclusive: Robert Brown’s speech to Social Liberal Forum Scotland in full

> Regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan of Robert Brown, our former MSP for Glasgow. I really feel that Holyrood is much poorer without his grasp of justice issues. This is the guy who stood up against … Continue reading

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>Why a strong, liberal voice is necessary, episode 1

>I can’t imagine many more traumatic experiences than the loss of a child at any age. I don’t think, though, that  people often understand how awful it is to lose a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth or in the first … Continue reading

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