Official: Nighttime TV is an error

Well that’s another blog milestone notched up. One of my posts has been linked on Wikipedia — an article on Nighttime TV. Substub which appears to refer to a broadcasting error, the only other reference to which appears to be here. Not notable unless a lot more information emerges. (Emphasis mine.) Just as well STV […]

It had to happen eventually

I completely missed this news yesterday. The first time I heard about it, it was buried in a newspaper review on Radio Scotland this morning. SMG have finally decided to stop pretending that they are running two television stations and just be upfront about it. Grampian Television will be gone forever, and the two SMG […]

Why the voting system sucks

The Herald today, via The Sharpener, has an article called Why Scots are cynical about politicians. A better headline would be, “Why the voting system sucks”. The research sums up what I could have told you: …the Scottish electoral landscape… is complex and confusing. With the reduction of MPs from 72 to 59 – reflecting […]

Holyrood’s electoral wiggle

Report seeks electoral shake-up. I’ve never been keen on the idea of there being two different types of MSP. I also dislike any form of list system because it involves voting for a party rather than an individual, so all the politicians concentrate on trying to impress party big-wigs rather than the voters (not that […]