Category Archives: Annabel Goldie

>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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>Snapshots from Alex Salmond’s election as First Minister #sp4

>I watched the election of Alex Salmond as First Minister yesterday and the first thing that really hit me was his lack of smugness. Let’s face it he was entitled to be Lord Smug of Smug Hall, and he’s not … Continue reading

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>That Politics Show Leaders’ Scrap #sp11

>Oh dear. Take 4 party leaders, put them side by side without any structure to their interactions and you’re going to get a rammy. And if you had 5, with the addition of Patrick Harvie, I reckon it would just … Continue reading

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>Why are the Conservatives still putting up Bill Aitken for hustings debates?

>It’s three weeks since Bill Aitken chose to resign as Convener of Holyrood’s Justice Committee in the face of public pressure after making highly inappropriate comments about a series of gang rapes in Glasgow in which he asked if the … Continue reading

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>Tory spokesman Bill Aitken should resign for implying rape victim was prostitute

>The Tories are usually very supportive of victims of crime. Ask David Cameron who, last year, said that a burglar doesn’t deserve to have any human rights after he’s entered your house. Unfortunately, their sympathy for victims doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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>Scottish Tory Leader Annabel Goldie in "bullshitters" shock

>Twenty years or so ago, I may have been a little surprised to read in Kitty Kelley’s biography of Nancy Reagan that then White House Chief of Staff James Baker had apparently used some fairly serious swear words at the … Continue reading

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>Nurses and Police dominate FMQs

>Nurses and Policemen probably feature in election literature more than people in any other occupation. That’s a bit unfair in a way, but these two groups of people tend to be seen as representative of hard pressed public sector workers. … Continue reading

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>Who were these strange actors at FMQs today?

>Noon today saw the inital First Minister’s Questions of the 2010-11 Holyrood session.  And it was really, really weird. For the first while it looked as if Alex Salmond and Iain Gray had been kidnapped and replaced by actors – … Continue reading

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>Tavish Scott highlights Lib Dem Coalition success at FMQs

>It was probably a little bit naughty of Tavish Scott to use today’s FMQs at Holyrood to highlight a key part of the Coalition Agreement secured by the Liberal Democrats – the ending of detention of children at Dungavel and … Continue reading

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>Annabel Goldie to Scottish People: You don’t matter

>Scottish Tory Leader Annabel Goldie has shockingly told Scottish voters that the Conservative Party doesn’t need them to govern. Even if her party wins no Westminster seats in Scotland, she warned that it actually didn’t matter because David Cameron doesn’t … Continue reading

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