Tag Archives: Labour

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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Schoolboy Running The Show

Image: Mascarade Yesterday’s Word of the Day on the Dictionary.com mailing list was unbelievably topical; too topical, in fact, for it not to be a coincidence. Check it out: mugwump MUHG-wuhmp, noun: A person who is unable to make up … Continue reading

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Coalition Commotion

Image: Stock I was a total waste of space yesterday. Having stayed up through the night until 6am I was woken at 9 by the postman and never managed to get back into it again. Three hours was all I … Continue reading

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A Nation In Limbo

Image: EP The votes were cast, collated and counted, and in the end we are still waiting to see what the political future of the United Kingdom is and who our next PM will be. When I cast my vote … Continue reading

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Leaders’ Debate Part 2

Image: Guardian I watched the second Leaders debate last night on Sky News. With two weeks to go until the GE and after Nick Clegg’s unanimous defeat of his rivals in last week’s debate, he woke yesterday morning to splashed … Continue reading

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Feeling Oddly Relaxed

Image: Meshlife I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence, but slotting in reading time on the way to the day job and wherever I can grab 10 minutes throughout the day, might be having a calming influence on me. With … Continue reading

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A Big Thanks

Image: vistamommy As is typical for an Easter Monday it rained all morning. No worries on my part because my holiday was officially over now and I was back to work, the beauty of that being it was now a … Continue reading

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Facebook Farce

Image: Facebook So even if I wanted to close my Facebook account, now I can’t. And the rights to all the images I uploaded now belong to them, too? Can’t say I’m all that impressed with FB making the announcement … Continue reading

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