Rejection after rejection. Have the Lib Dems lost their way? Or are they forging a new identity for themselves? One that doesn’t tar them with the same brush of failure as their last two ineffectual coalitions?
Come the revolution, we shall abolish digestive systems. I’ve missed the blether.
Amongst the acres of hagiography written about our departing Prime Minister a number of glaring inconsistencies leap out… [snip] Blair leaves at a time not of his choosing – an even more detested in Britain than his mentor Margaret Thatcher—officially the most hated prime minister in recent history. –Gus of 1820.org.uk d’accord.
Nationalists triumph in the first of many contests for the current sitting at Holyrood. More later when I’ve thought things through.
And beats Margo Macdonald by a landslide to secure the job of Presiding Officer.1 1 I know. I’m two days too late. My mind is temporally disengaged anyway. When are those Scottish elections starting? 2 And the names are not even spelled the same. Sorry. Barrel bottom scraped, scoured, scrubbed and white-washed.
New (b)leader, new (b)liar?1 And to christen the beginning of the end, has Guardian Unlimited hired the same website designer as Times Online?2 And does this hint at some editorial change I’ve missed out on? 1 Contrived, I know. It’s been a long day. 2Update: All these fancy pictures on the new website meant I […]
Presumably, the French ballots were a lot simpler and this autocrat is exactly what France wants. Ah well, there goes my hope of the 35-hour work week spreading globally…
Oh, the Scottish Elections have descended into the realms of the farcical. The ramifications of the huge SNP gain, small party losses and Labour/Lib Dem backlash is that the one party that could not get even one seat in the first Holyrood elections may now preside over its proceedings. (via)
“Either we re-run the election or the returning officer contacts these 10,000 people who had their ballot treated as spoiled to ascertain their actual preference.“We need to do that, otherwise democracy is in crisis in Scotland.” (via) Sure. And open the process to bribery of said 10,000 people? I think not. If there was a […]
There’s a splendid Gaelic word, bourach. It means an utter, hideous mess. This is bourach, Mach Five.