The Colonial Overlords

mundellI thought after the elections that things would quieten down that I would be able to check Twitter in the morning and not start the day with “FFS”.

How wrong can you be?  Yes I know I should stop checking so early on in the day (and looking for a picture of Mundell didn’t improve my mood either.)

This morning I was greeted with this gem for the Scotland Office

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Once you pop…


You can’t stop – as the ad for the addictive snack with no nutritional value states. That’s how I am once I start on the Labour Party.

I made the mistake at the weekend of venting slightly and so instead of dispassionately watching them slide over the cliff edge of irrelevance with fingers scrabbling for purchase, I am now constantly irritated that they are still making the same mistakes over and over and over AND OVER again. Continue reading “Once you pop…”

Ever decreasing circles


The state of both UK Labour and its Scottish branch office has been written about extensively, and I have tried not to add to the clamour.  What with all the new faces on the lists for Holyrood, the behaviour at First Minister’s Questions yesterday and finally a peach of an article in the Huffington Post today, I can’t hold back any longer; I’m afraid this may be a long one. Continue reading “Ever decreasing circles”

“Don’t hate the media, become the media”

This was the last piece I wrote for AnyVoices and one I was pleased to do. I’ve been a big fan of the group and Kevin, who is possibly one of the nicest people i know. They are a great organisation, and I hope they continue to 4.PNG

“We are citizen live stream journalists, people like you are us”

Sitting at a table in the Glad Café, I was pleased to have the chance to catch up with the self-effacing founder member of Independence Live, Kevin Gibney. The Glad is a integral part of the Southside community, and in itself a key player in the Independence Live story.

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Stewart Bremner meets the Cat

First of all, I did not pick the title to this. 

AnyVoices must have thought I hadn’t been making too bad a hash of writing as they asked me to interview Stewart Bremner. He still talks to me now, so I see that as a good sign.


Thanks to the wonders of Skype I was able to sit and chat with graphic designer Stewart Bremner the other evening without having to face the joys of the Glasgow-Edinburgh train service. The downside? The fun of hearing the rain lash down behind me whilst he sat in the sunshine. I could therefore easily understand why Stewart has spent a large portion of his life there.

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