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The SNP offers no hand of friendship

THIS WEEK saw the SNP announce its UK General Election manifesto. 

A manifesto, not for Scotland but for the “whole of the UK” if Nicola Sturgeon is to be believed.

Full of promises of “fairer progressive politics” and “rebalancing the UK economy” along with a pledge to spend £9 ...

by Allan Smith

Wednesday 22, April, 2015 , | Comment


Fast and Furious 7 – For Paul

Film Review: Fast and Furious 7 Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham. Produced By: Michael Fottrell, Vin Diesel, Neal H Moritz. Directed By: James Wan

THE LATEST INSTALMENT of the Fast and Furious franchise finally arrived hitting our cinemas on Good Friday. With the countdown on over the ...

by Conor Hargan

Wednesday 8, April, 2015 , | Comment


Notes from the campaign trail

AFTER A WEEK on the campaign trail in my home constituency of Central Ayrshire with Scottish Conservative candidate Marc Hope; delivering countless leaflets, encountering many yapping dogs and a few yapping nationalists I offer a few observations of the campaign at ground level. 

  • When delivering, always insert the leaflet into ...
    by James Corbett

Thursday 9, April, 2015 , | Comment


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