Monthly Archives: October 2014

A video that will scare you more than anything on Hallowe’en

I meant to write something about this months ago, but it got buried in the “Blog Posts that Time Forgot” pile. The Scottish Police Federation’s stand was by far the best at Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference in Aberdeen in March. … Continue reading


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Last chance to make your views known on more powers for Scotland

Well, not the last chance ever, but certainly the last chance to make a submission to the Smith Commission, which is looking into delivering more powers for Scotland in the wake of the independence referendum. My view is that it … Continue reading

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Caron’s Corkers – 29 October 2014

I thought it was time to revive my Caron’s Corkers feature to give you a flavour of the good stuff I’ve been reading: First of all, are you irritated by people referring to themselves as they? That’s a plural isn’t … Continue reading

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Why I’m spitting furious about Johann Lamont’s resignation

The Scottish Labour Party has been thrown into turmoil by the sudden resignation of its leader, Johann Lamont. Her decision effectively sets Labour’s Holyrood and Westminster camps in open warfare against each other. Lamont threw in the towel after discovering … Continue reading

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Alison McInnes calls on MacAskill to outlaw “despicable and cowardly” revenge porn

It’s great news that revenge porn is to be made a specific criminal offence in England and Wales. The roll of honour for that includes Tory MP Maria Miller and Liberal Democrat parliamentarians Julian Huppert, Olly Grender, Liz Barker, Sal … Continue reading

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Coetzee’s “quiet bat people” moment shows need for a rethink on the manifesto.

Lib Dem Director of Strategy Ryan Coetzee fell into that trap of forgetting that the papers you are carrying are just one super-duper camera lens away from being photographed. And once photographed,  social media is just a few clicks away. … Continue reading

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It’s the 21st century. Surely a woman can walk down the stairs on her own without a man to help her..#scd

Heaven knows I love Strictly.  And my love for Claudia Winkleman, who is now co-presenting the series full time with Tess Daly, knows no bounds. She’s hilarious and she has a real empathy with the dancing couples. Her delicious randomness … Continue reading

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