Category Archives: Liberal Democrats

How left wing is Scotland?

I’ve touched on this before, but it’s worth looking again at the political make-up of Scotland. Unlike in much of the rest of the UK, Scotland has a proportional system for parliamentary elections, allowing smaller parties a real chance at … Continue reading

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It’s the Lib Dems who we should be converting

The next UK General Election is just over two years away, and 2013 is the year that Labour has to start work on winning that election. I would like Scottish Labour to start to think strategically about 2015 as concentrating … Continue reading

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The Myth of left wing Scotland

I was talking to someone the other day about the independence referendum – you know in that way where you have to initiate the conversation, as most normal people don’t have independence as top of their agenda. But, they said, … Continue reading

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Conference Day Five: The Final Countdown

Typically, the last morning at conference is a relaxing time, and many delegates have already started their trips home, often because of the distance they have to travel. However to the politics junkie and first time conference delegate that is … Continue reading

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Greenest Government ever?

So, Chris Huhne, Climate Change Secretary is out in Cancun, at the COP16 talks – the last ditch effort to reach agreement on reducing CO2 emissions. The hosts of the conference have given 10 ministers key roles in sorting out … Continue reading

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Opinion Polls and Angus North

The latest opinion poll for the Scottish Parliamentary elections is good news for Labour. 10 points ahead of the SNP in the constituency vote, and 4 points ahead on the regional list vote. Our constituency vote is up 9 points … Continue reading

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The war on Poverty and Squalidness

Just over 100 years ago, one of the greatest Liberals said that his budget was a war budget. A Budget to wage implacable warfare against poverty and squalidness. It was a budget which was designed to increase taxes on the … Continue reading

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