Queen Maggie’s Legacy to the People

To anyone who has any admiration of Maggie Thatcher for her “strong” leadership, here’s one particular story that in fact shows that she and her cabinet presided over one of the worst acts of government mismanagement ever seen.  Strong management can be a good thing but when poor decisions are made, strong and forceful management…

Labour : The hidden truth for Scotland

It would be wrong for anyone to say that Labour MP’s born in Scotland don’t love their country.  Just like the rest of us, that love is nurtured by our parents and underlined by the wonderful experiences of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste that Scotland has to offer.  It truly is a wonderful place.…

Political Ideology and the humble voter

12th March 2015 Over the past while I’ve had a look at what it drives people to favour one party over another, what makes a Conservative voter or a Labour voter?  Ideology is where it’s at and forms the basis of the economic and policy output of that party. As a broad brushstroke approach it…

Lord Ashcroft and “those polls”

“Never smile at a crocodile No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile Don’t be taken in by his welcome grin He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin.” Lord Ashcroft has recently commissioned some large polls which have the SNP doing cartwheels and the Scottish Labour MP’s staring into the abyss. From Wikipedia;-…

Let’s end the reign of the Little Tin Gods

I cannot stand local politics, there, I’ve said it out loud.  I need the council to empty my bins and keep the street clean and well lit and free of potholes.  I also need the council for the education facilities that my Daughter uses. But I really don’t think I need an extra layer of…

The Labour and BBC Scotland Conspiracy

At one time, I believed everything that the BBC put out.  A bigger fan of the good old auntie beeb you’d be hard pressed to find.  When I worked on contracts abroad, I’d get into my hotel room and proudly switch on the BBC international service and turn it up loud as if letting light…

Our New World Order: The Rise of Equality

Any society is based on confidence.  Confidence that those in charge will forge a path that’s good for the biggest bulk of the population and creates wealth and security for all that live in that society.  For that confidence to work there has to be trust in the system and those in charge need to…