Roseanna fumed while Ruth cornered Nicola on schools

Roseanna Cunningham was set to blow. The Environment Secretary is the universal unit of measurement for how badly Ruth Davidson is duffing up Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions. When the Tory leader starts to irk the FM, Republican Rose spins in her chair and gives her the shoulder. When Davidson taunts her opposite number … Continue reading Roseanna fumed while Ruth cornered Nicola on schools

When it comes to the economy, Nicola needs to stop daydreaming

Ever have one of those mornings when you just can’t get out of bed? The alarm is blaring, the kids’ packed lunches have still to be made, and you have that important meeting at work but this big marshmallow of a duvet is just too toasty. The snooze button is duly thwacked. You know it’s … Continue reading When it comes to the economy, Nicola needs to stop daydreaming

Sturgeon unveils latest list of things she won’t get round to because #Westminster

Seventeen sentences. That’s how far Nicola Sturgeon got into her Programme for Government speech before the I-word cropped up: ‘The best future for Scotland lies in becoming an independent country.’ And here I thought the BBC was cracking down on repeats. Independence got no further, though. No date, no time, no demand for Indyref 2. … Continue reading Sturgeon unveils latest list of things she won’t get round to because #Westminster

Corbyn is not the messiah… and the media is not the devil

Like all good messiahs, Jeremy Corbyn is out to save us from ourselves. Refreshingly, his latest sermon avoided damning the Israelites and instead admonished us to beware the sins of fake news and media monopolies. Delivering the Alternative MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, the other JC preached of his ‘desire to create a … Continue reading Corbyn is not the messiah… and the media is not the devil

Amazon Tax: A good policy in the bagging area

hi Even on her summer holidays and heavily pregnant, Ruth Davidson is doing a better job of running the country that those nominally in charge. The Scottish Conservative leader last week took on some of the biggest multinationals and posed tough questions about the balance between free markets and fairness. Writing in a newspaper, she … Continue reading Amazon Tax: A good policy in the bagging area

Tories are airing dirty laundry on the stairheid for everyone to see

One of the advantages to adopting the stairheid rammy as our national mode of conversation is that we are no longer obliged to listen to one another. Debate can at last flow freely, uninterrupted by the burdensome details of what our opponents actually say and believe. Cool heads are the first casualties of culture war. … Continue reading Tories are airing dirty laundry on the stairheid for everyone to see