In politics, an academic who agrees with you is an “expert” while a professor who argues with you is a “maverick”. Facts make politicians sound wise – any speech which can drift into a middle section referencing a scientific paper, then some snappy statistics, is the mark of a serious contender.
We must be doing something wrong – where are the clowns? There’s Nicola and Kez and Ruth, Willie and Patrick but no Boris, or Donald or Nigel.
Austerity is a tricky concept.
The SNP are like the political wing of the Rotary Club. There is something irrefutably nice and well-meaning about them. The SNP manifesto is out and it’s their best – detailed, considered and focused on important issues.
Flipping a coin is one way to choose your party at this election. The system is designed for both heads and tails one vote for the constituency, one for the list.
The SNP need to move fast to avoid getting caught up in the Panama Papers scandal. As it stands, they appear to be on the side of the criminals.
We are witnessing a squabble between people who don’t really disagree, about a narrow range of policies, on the assumption Scotland is doing just fine.
The referendum White Paper marked today as Independence Day.
There is a junction on the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow named Eurocentral.
Should a man be bitten by the Brazilian Wandering Spider, he will experience multiple erections over several days. After that, too much damage means the proud days are over.