Tag Archives: First Minister of Scotland

Scottish! Not British!

Nicola Sturgeon has, as we might expect, gone to the very nub of the issue for voters in the coming election. When she refers to the “social contract with the people of Scotland” she is talking about the things which … Continue reading

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The art of losing

George Gunn’s article is too short. It ended before he got around to setting out his alternative. So all we are left with is some pointless carping about the SNP. “The art of losing isn’t hard to master” When I … Continue reading

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No negativity

Having read the headline over Iain Macwhirter’s article in the Herald, I scoured what followed looking for some statement from Nicola Sturgeon quoted as evidence that the SNP is backing a “negative pro-EU campaign”. I wasn’t disappointed. But only because … Continue reading

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Viper in the nest

If this is not “a partisan attack on the First Minister or her party” then why lie? The claim that information about this event “only came to light a year on and as a result of an FOI request” is … Continue reading

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The new devolution

What a strange demand from Ruth Davidson.* In one breath she boasts that her bosses in London are graciously giving the Scottish Parliament sweeping new tax powers, in the next she demands that the SNP make a solemn undertaking never … Continue reading

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A smear backfires

Having listened to Alistair Carmichael’s defence in the matter of what I suppose we must grit our teeth and call #MemoGate, I am even more convinced than ever that he should resign immediately. Unbelievably, Carmichael is now insisting that we … Continue reading

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