Scottish Labour’s Conservative Disposition

It remains one of the most remarkable electoral phenomena in post-war Europe that Scottish Labour has won every single British general election in Scotland since 1964. What makes this all the more remarkable is that the consequences of this have proved so devastating for the majority of Scottish Labour voters themselves. Like Gladstone’s repeated bouts of self-flagellation after purposively and, we must assume, successfully resisting the temptations of London’s East-End prostitutes, it seems that Scottish Labour voters just can’t get enough of Tory governments at Westminster.

Voting Sham

By Mike Small This editor has been busier than a BP lawyer in the last few days so to catch-up on some great commentary that’s been hitting the informational super-highways here’s a brief resume of the best on AV, Referenda… Read More ›

Common Good

In a sea of cynicism, when it seems as if the courts, the media class and the political elite are against us, here’s a blast of practical Glaswegian idealism, ‘its not all bad news – crisis can also be a… Read More ›

The Constitution by Media

Mike Small writes: There  are certain rules. Davina is the Queen of Big Brother (RIP). Simon Cowell is the King of X-Factor and Graham Norton searches for Dorothy. The latest tv tradition we have established instantly is not decided  by parliament, or the… Read More ›

There is no Alternative?

A Twitter Poll site wrote this morning: ‘So Deutsche Bank are with the Tories? It’s slipping away Labour’. The election is being conducted as if business backing policy decides all.  Kevin Williamson on the narrowing of the political agenda: As the UK… Read More ›

Your Kingdom

A strangely bitter and nonsensical piece by Tom Gallagher in Our Kingdom: “The white paper published on 30 November 2009 by the Scottish National Party (SNP) government led by first minister of Scotland outlines a number of possible constitutional paths… Read More ›

G Day Looms

Every now and then a really remarkable thing happens in the media. This week the Scotsman newspaper published a decent article. To mark the occasion we publish it in full (hat-tip to Joe Middleton for the scoop). MARC COLEMAN claims… Read More ›

From Glenrothes to EWNI

Norman Dombey puts a geopolitical question over at the Guardians Comment is Free: “What will be the fate of “Britain’s” nuclear deterrent if Scotland becomes independent? If the result of the Glenrothes byelection on November 6 mirrors that of Glasgow… Read More ›