Miliband Macho

Given that the absolute maximum share of the UK vote Labour might conceivably get is 36%, it is extraordinarily arrogant for Miliband to insist on the right to impose his full manifesto. Tactically, of course, he is trying to panic Scottish voters into supporting Labour lest they lose the chance …read more

The backpedal

You’re probably going to see this misreported in the press quite a lot tomorrow. We thought we should get the whole thing up for the record, to avoid confusion. We were as stunned as everyone else for a moment. On the Question Time special earlier tonight, Ed Miliband appeared to …read more

The last day of term

As far as we know, this is the final major set-piece interview that Jim Murphy will have to give before the general election. As Sally Magnusson of Reporting Scotland makes an admirably dogged but ultimately unsuccessful effort to get a straight answer on just about anything out of Labour’s regional …read more

NewsShaft: 30/04/15

The Sun comes out for the Tories, whilst the Sun also comes out for the SNP, what are we to make of it all? This week’s FMQs and the last minute pre General Election Polling, all gets discussed with our special guest Derek Bateman.

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Beyond Fear and Lothian

This from the Barrastinian will have you dancing all the way to the polling booths … Beyond Fear and Lothian by The Barrastinian on Mixcloud Filed under: Music Tagged: Barrastinian, GE2015, Mixcloud …read more

99 Red Balloons

Positive to the last, Scottish Labour go down punching. Watching Scottish Labour in the death throes of this election campaign has been a remarkable sight, like watching a wasp trying to fly through the open half of a window who just can’t seem to comprehend what the problem is and …read more

The toll taken

On the left, Jim Murphy campaigning for the Scottish Labour leadership a few months ago (the backdrop is distinctive, placing the pic sometime last November). On the right, Jim Murphy on STV tonight. Don’t tell lies, readers. It drains your soul. …read more

The Third Lanark of politics

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Labour’s plummeting poll statistics prove that it is actually possible for something to plunge more quickly than gravitational force and laws of physics would allow. But then Newton never thought to include public disgust and oppobrium in his calculations. The 45 are going to give Labour MPs their …read more