The SNP victory in the Scottish elections can be taken in several ways: A kick in the teeth for Scottish Labour (one long in coming, an election overdue); A slap in the face for the Lib Dems (a protest to the shenanigans of the Lib Dems in Westminster); A door slammed on the face of […]
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.
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.
What a dickadeedoodah the elections have been this year! I’ve missed out on all the fun. Followed doctorvee‘s twittering and subsequent indignation at the mess made by the decision makers: Some people wonder what the Scotland Office is for these days. Obviously they are looking for stuff to do, so have been busybodying with this […]