Category Archives: Joan McAlpine

Why won’t Scottish Government say if phones were hacked?

Scotland’s top civil servant Sir Peter Housden is unlikely to have Willie Rennie on his Christmas card list, particularly as the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader has complained about him so many times. Even so, Sir Peter’s non committal reply to … Continue reading

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Malcolm Bruce has upset some Cybernats – but look at what he has to say on Scotland’s place in the world

One of my highlights of any Scottish Liberal Democrat conference is Party President Malcolm Bruce’s speech. This is a man who has spent his whole life in politics working for human rights and international development. There isn’t much this man … Continue reading

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Joan McAlpine does it again – compares Scotland to an abused wife

It’s not that long since SNP MSP and senior aide to Alex Salmond Joan McAlpine suggested that the unionist parties were acting in an anti Scottish manner. Their crime? Not agreeing with SNP policy on the referendum. Now, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Labour’s "attack dog" silenced, so why does Joan McAlpine still have a job?

So far, only the Sun in its usual inimitable style, appears to be reporting the story I heard on Good Morning Scotland that Tom Harris, pugnacious Labour MP for Glasgow South has been forced to stand down from his post as Labour’s … Continue reading

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How very dare you, Joan McAlpine!

 I make absolutely no apology for saying that the Liberals, the Labour Party and the Tories are anti-Scottish in coming together to defy the will of the Scottish people and the democratic mandate that they gave us to hold a … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Salmond, Jan Moir, Joan McAlpine, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Patriotism, SNP | 28 Comments

Willie Rennie tells the SNP to grow up over Scotland Bill

Last night I finally got around to watching Wednesday afternoon’s Politics Scotland show. Yes, I know, I call myself a political blogger and I choose to watch Celebrity Masterchef when it was going out live. Disgraceful! Anyway, Wednesday’s programme contained … Continue reading

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>And finally I get around to writing about #picamp – the Political Innovation Edinburgh event

>A week ago on Saturday, I attended a fantastic event in Edinburgh at which political bloggers, campaigners, activists, elected representatives and people who work in public affairs got together to discuss, basically, better ways of doing politics. The Political Innovation … Continue reading

Posted in James Mackenzie, Joan McAlpine, Mick Fealty, Political innovation | 2 Comments