Trouble at Lib Dem HQ?

  Tomorrow will see student protests happening in Edinburgh culminating in a demonstration at Scottish Liberal Democrat HQ in Edinburgh.  I truly hope that the demonstration will pass off without violence or damage to property but reading the Facebook page created for the event leaves me a little worried.  The organisers of the event say […]

Prince William and a musical journey

To say that this week was interesting would be a bit of an understatement. On Monday I flew down to London to attend a dinner given by HRH Prince William of Wales at Windsor Castle on the night before he announced his engagement to Kate Middleton.  Sir Michael Parkinson had asked if my family and […]

It’s a sin that people fail to take up work

‘It’s a sin that people fail to take up work’. So says Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith in today’s Guardian.  While I think that language is not helpful and simplifies a complicated area I do agree that work should always pay and that you should be better off in work than out of […]

It turns out I’m Left-wing!

Just read a blog post by Labour’s Tom Harris where he took a test to see where he sat on a political spectrum and thought I’d give it a try.  If you had asked me before I would have said I was in the Economic Liberal camp.  Well if this test is to be believed […]

Labour’s Phil Woolas found guilty

My first recollection of Phil Woolas was him looking sheepish as he took a grilling from Joanna Lumley on the issue of Gurkha rights.  I remember thinking then that he looked sleekit (that’s crafty or sly to my non-Scottish readers).  So it was with just a little bit of pleasure that today two High Court […]