A bit of fun with US politics

I came across another of those political quizzes. This one matches you up with the US Presidential candidates. It’s quite smart. You can choose which topics you’re interested in by distributing 20 points among 14 categories. I gave one point to each category then bumped up a few areas where I feel strongest. It then […]

Terry Kelly will like this

No doubt he will be tearing up his Labour membership card after reading this article: “Dennis Goldie, who is also known for his outspoken opposition to gay rights, is the frontrunner to become the Labour candidate in Falkirk West.” (Via)

Fighting for the right to adopt from bigots

I’m a bit late with this post. It’s old news really, but I still have a few thoughts about this issue of Catholic adoption adoption. I finally got round to reading last week’s edition of The Economist a couple of days ago, and they had a piece about the issue (link requires subscription I’m afraid), […]

The greatest argument against representative democracy

No, it’s not a five minute chat with an average member of the public. It’s a cursory glance at the blog of your representatives. Scottish bloggers continue, even after all these weeks, to stare at Councillor Terry Kelly’s blog with astonishment. If anybody wants to know what I mean when I say parts of Scotland […]

Faith is a private matter

That’s not what I said. That’s what Ruth Kelly said last year when she tried to bat away questions about her ties to Opus Dei. Funny, because that’s not what she’s saying today. I think that over the past couple of years, the level of understanding within government of the scale of the threat that […]

Let me get this straight…

I wasn’t going to write about Simon Hughes. Although I’ve felt like saying a lot, I was just going to keep a lid on it. But I can’t keep the lid on any more. As with Mark Oaten, I’ve not been a particular fan of Simon Hughes’ in the past. But I respect him a […]

Incorrect political correctness

CuriousHamster has a great post about political correctness, and how he (as a bit of a lefty, mind) feels that it is true to an extent that political correctness stifles political debate. I tend to err away from criticising political correctness, simply because the phrase, “I think it’s political correctness gone mad,” is little more […]