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Blunders : “What would you expect from this odious pantomime dame?”

by on August 15, 2017

Alex Salmond has been accused of ‘sexism’ after telling a joke about having sex with Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May.

The former First Minister’s Edinburgh Festival gag also mentioned Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson and First Lady Melania Trump [more…]

Scotland is a bigger economic basket case than Greece …. “A fiscal deficit of £14.8billion headache for Nicola”

Scotland is a bigger economic basket case than Greece …. “A fiscal deficit of £14.8billion headache for Nicola”

by on October 13, 2016

Scotland is a bigger economic basket case than Greece: Country would have to double basic rate of income tax to tackle its public spending deficit

  • A report by the Taxpayers' Alliance says Scotland would need to plug its deficit through massive cuts or a tax hike to meet EU criteria
  • It ran up a fiscal deficit of £14.8billion in 2015-16
  • The group said Scotland is 'living well beyond its means'
  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will open the SNP's conference in Glasgow today


“She landed punches and he punched himself in the face.” Kevin Maguire

by on April 3, 2015

One of the 'must see' TV moments each week for me is Kevin Maguire on Sky News the 10.30 slot. So when he gives his opinion on the Leaders' Debate in the Mirror I take a real interest.


Latest tweets on the Big 7 TV debate

by on April 2, 2015

Bookmakers expect Nigel Farage to win, but Tory strategists hope a ‘show, not tell’ policy will pay dividends as seven party leaders face off.

James Lancaster writes .. With the eagerly anticipated leadership debate almost upon us, ITV have now confirmed the format details for the two-hour long televised event, including both the running and podium order.

Each party leader will make a short opening statement and a closing statement; in between which each of them will respond to a number of questions posed by the audience. Following a drawing of lots, it has been decided that Green party leader Natalie Bennett will speak first, with the current Prime Minister David Cameron listed as the last speaker of the evening. [more…]