Monthly Archives: June 2011

>Cybermummies meet Sarah Brown at blogging event to discuss the impossible

>There’s a fantastic sounding event taking place today in London. Well, another one, that doesn’t involve hitting balls over a net. CyberMummy 2011 is a Conference for parent bloggers which had Sarah Brown as its keynote speaker. I’m not there … Continue reading

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>Wimbledon hits the 21st Century

>I love Wimbledon. There’s something mildly therapeutic about the sound of a tennis ball being hit back and forth. And there’s nowhere quite so full of tradition and English eccentricity and quaintness than the hallowed lawns of SW19. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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>Sophie Bridger gets #Inverclyde Tory to admit Lib Dems make Government fairer

>”I think it probably is fairer than a minority Tory Government.”  So said Inverclyde Conservative candidate David Wilson in response to close questioning from Liberal Democrat candidate Sophie Bridger on last night’s STV debate. David Cameron had already said this … Continue reading

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>Grown up politics all round as Salmond delays the Anti-Sectarianism Bill #sp4

>I am heartened today that it’s clear that the SNP bulldozer can choose to bring itself to a halt. It’s a good thing that the First Minister has announced that the Sectarian Bill will not be rushed through in the … Continue reading

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>Light blogging, diamond jubilees and punctures

>Just popped in to say that the reason for the lack of blogging is that I’ve been feeling really rubbish for the past few days. I seem to have managed to exhaust myself completely. In amongst that, thanks to the … Continue reading

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>In which I warmly embrace Liberal Vision

>While all the attention today is on the Social Liberal Forum conference in Islington, I shall be spending today in the arms of Liberal Vision at their event. I’m fairly certain the food is going to be better – kicking … Continue reading

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>Brian Taylor and the strange priorities of the news agenda #sp4

>This is the second time in a couple of weeks I’ve argued with Brian Taylor. He’s still my favourite political journalist by a long way, but I am taking issue with a comment he made on his blog  about Willie … Continue reading

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>The countdown to the end of primary school begins………

>My emotions are all over the place at the moment, I’ll admit it. There’s a potent cocktail of pride, gratitude, fear and empty nest syndrome slushing around my psyche. In just two weeks’ time, it’ll be Anna’s last day of … Continue reading

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>Rennie tells Salmond: you should be bothering about Cornton Vale, not slating judges

>I was more than a little bit perturbed to see First Minister’s Questions today completely dominated by Alex Salmond’s thrawn refusal to apologise to Lord Hope. Yes, it’s an important issue, but ultimately, Lord Hope can look after himself. A … Continue reading

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>Don’t rush sectarian bill – Lib Dem Alison McInnes

>Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Alison McInnes has warned of the dangers of rushing to pass Alex Salmond’s anti-sectarianism bill without giving proper time for scrutiny. The SNP Government wants it to become law by the time the football season starts … Continue reading

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