Category Archives: Scottish Elections

>William and Kate’s wedding gift to political activists

>So, the Royal Wedding is going to take place on Friday 29th April, just six days before local council elections in England and elections to the devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales. David Cameron has already announced that this will … Continue reading

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>Dunfermline Delight

>It was a great moment, in an otherwise very sad evening, to witness the election of Jim Tolson as the MSP for Dunfermline West. It made the long hours, the exhaustion, the sheer slog, all worthwhile. We had a fantastic … Continue reading

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>E-Counting Misery

>I can’t stand e-counting. Thursday night was as close to torture as I’d ever come. We were all gathered at the Fife Institute with no real idea what was going on as the screens did not update regularly, and stayed … Continue reading

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>Deal or No Deal?

>I am pretty well disposed to the idea of talking to the SNP. Apart from the obvious disagreement on independence, we do have some similar ideas on policy and could probably form a stable government which would be good for … Continue reading

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>Labour’s negative campaign turns people off

>I might disagree with Alex Salmond on independence, but I’m sure he’s not a bad man. A bit indecisive about what Parliament he wants to be in and which constituency he wants to represent, and his party’s policies do stray … Continue reading

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>McConnell slams Scottish Towns

>Residents of Dunfermline, Cumbernauld, Alloa, Motherwell and Wishaw will no doubt be bemused by Jack McConnell’s comments reported in today’s Sunday Herald saying that ……”the town centre almost symbolises a lack of civic pride” among other things. He also calls … Continue reading

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>Lib Dems on course to win Edinburgh Central

>The Evening News has done a profile on Edinburgh Central. In it under-threat Labour incumbent admits that people are thinking about the SNP. How interesting. I seem to remember the struggling Labour campaign in Dunfermline talking up the SNP as … Continue reading

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>Prescription Relief

>The Liberal Democrat pledge on prescription charges is set to bring relief to anybody who currently has to pay large amounts of money for prescribed drugs for chronic conditions not covered by current exemptions. The plans mean that the maximum … Continue reading

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>The Hidden Cost of the SNP

>Having been ordered to take the day off by the boss (he also forbade me from going anywhere near the computer, so please don’t tell him) I was looking around for a new laptop. I went on one well known … Continue reading

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>People turning to the Liberal Democrats

>The Times poll this week showing the Liberal Democrats gaining support is no surprise to me. On the ground, all over the country, there is evidence that people want change. They are totally fed up with Labour because of cash … Continue reading

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