The snooty views of Christopher Harvie

Oh dear. SNP MSP Christopher Harvie has found himself in a spot of bother for comments he has made about Lockerbie and the Scottish yoof. On getting to Lockerbie, I discovered that the place is a dump – it was Tescotown. It should really have a certain attraction of a rather sombre kind as a […]

Be careful what you delete from the web

If you are a user of the internet (which you are) then you have to be really careful what you publish on it. Even if you think you can’t delete something, you can’t. While on the screen it looks like it’s disappeared, in reality there is a huge probability that all of the data will […]

Those rumours about Salmond standing in Kirkcaldy can’t be true

BBC News: SNP leader Alex Salmond said Gordon Brown was a “big feartie from Fife” who had lost credibility. Excuse me! I guess that’s put the final nail in the coffin of the rumour that Alex Salmond was thinking about standing in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. Any more of that kind of patronising from the Edinburgh […]

Salmond to face Brown in Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath? Please, no

Iain Dale has heard a rumour that Alex Salmond is planning on standing against Gordon Brown at the next general election. I live in Gordon Brown’s constituency, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. If an election were to be held tomorrow, I would vote SNP. This is not because I support the SNP’s policies, because I don’t. If […]

Scotland and libel

In the wake of the Alisher Usmanov affair, bloggers have been talking a lot about British libel laws. I won’t write much about this, because I know as much about the law as an ass. David Farrer wrote a letter to the First Minister noting that Scotland has a separate legal system. He suggests: Scotland […]

How do you get a new government without there being an election?

When the SNP say so with their new £100,000 vanity project — to rename the Scottish Executive to The Scottish Government. A few have been noticing the creeping use of the phrase ‘Scottish Government’ over the past few months, but I did not foresee the full-scale name change (despite what SNP supporter Scottish Politics says). […]

Scotland’s national bird

Everybody’s going on about The Scotsman‘s new monthly opinion poll and its results showing the SNP in a good position. This is all very boring. What really attracts my attention about this edition of The Scotsman is the fact that they have got Jack McConnell looking like an ostrich. He looks like he is about […]