Category Archives: Politics

Thatcher and Me

I’m loathed to write something about the demise of Margaret Thatcher purely because so much has already been written and happened this past week. For me her death is nothing particularly remarkable. Back in the day I despised her politics, … Continue reading

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Broken Nation – A Poem in Response to the Debate on Scottish Independence

There is a lot of debate going on here in Scotland just now, most of it surrounding the issue of Scottish Independence. When the SNP won the Scottish parliamentary elections in May 2011, they ensured their manifesto contained a promise … Continue reading

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How Not To Make Friends On Twitter

Image: Telegraph.co.uk I’ve started using a service to monitor who follows and unfollows me on Twitter. Through registering with TwitQuit, I’ve been able to highlight some interesting activity that I wouldn’t otherwise have been aware of. As you might expect, … Continue reading

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EBS Event: Alistair Darling

Image: The Guardian Alistair Darling Alistair Darling was in town last night to promote his new book, Back From the Brink, “a first-hand account of the (economic) crisis of 2007, and a fascinating view of life inside the Downing Street … Continue reading

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The Cost of Nationalism

Image: English Passport Scotland Votes The result of the Scottish Parliamentary Election was nothing short of staggering. While the Liberal Democrats were being punished for their performance at the Westminster, and the Tories were bumbling on as insignificantly as ever, … Continue reading

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Leith School of Art Turns up Trumps

Image: FindHow.com Scottish Election Day I voted. I walked through the pissing rain and cast my vote, making sure to use my right to take part in our democratic process. It wasn’t as exhilarating as it sounds. Normally the party … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: American Ambassador

Image: The Periscope Post Sarah Palin is for Real Twitter throws up the most amazing things sometimes. Occasionally you pick up something someone has said and it totally connects, other times you feel like you want to throttle someone for … Continue reading

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