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An anti-SNP electoral coalition? No Thanks

THERE HAS been much chatter about on the idea that the pro-UK parties must team up in next year's General Election to ensure that the SNP is limited in its gains. The idea is that the pro-UK party which is strongest would be the only one to field a candidate and the others would urge ...

by Kyle Thornton

Monday 13, October, 2014 , | Comment


While the world moves on Rivendell falls silent...

THE SONGS have fallen silent in Rivendell. That beautiful leafy glade which for the past few weeks has rung to the peel of elvish voices in ever more frenzied chanting now echoes to the sounds of howls and lamentation. For the unthinkable has happened. The Hobbit/Elf alliance of the Free peoples of Middle Earth was ...

by Hugh Andrew

Thursday 25, September, 2014 , | Comment


All-you-can-eat devolution buffet is a recipe for indigestion

IN THE SAME WAY Britain used to be called a nation of shopkeepers, Scotland is starting to look like a nation of constitutional obsessives. I predict a surge in popularity for woolly Christmas jumpers this year as all the cool kids want to look like David Torrance. 

Although the Smith Commission (#smitcom?) ...

by James Corbett

Friday 10, October, 2014 , | Comment


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