It’s the Environment – stupid


By Morvern Rennie

The picture above accurately describes my feelings every time I read a musing on whether Greens should join, ally with or vote for Labour from now on. Continue reading


The Wilting Rose


In which Chris Napier talks about his love/hate relationship with the Labour party and the problems with voter apathy, political triangulation and a broken electoral system. Continue reading

#SP16 Report Card


Chris Napier

I’ve taken a few days to reign in emotion and get my sleep pattern back to what approaches normal when you have two kids under the age of two, but this is my attempt to look objectively at the winners and losers of Thursday’s election and the merits of each campaign.

TL:DR: #BothVotesSNP was a qualified success. The Conservatives played to their strengths and consolidated the unionist vote. Labour are in freefall. The Greens make gains but were squeezed, Lib Dems hold steady despite predicted oblivion and both RISE & UKIP fall short of expectations/hopes. Continue reading