Monthly Archives: February 2008

Question Time – an apology

On behalf of the people of Scotland I would like to apologise to my regular reader for Cathy Jamieson.  I would like to assure you that Cathy Jamieson is merely representative of a particular section of a particular party in Scottish … Continue reading

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Trumpton again

So much for the Trump team’s belief that a ministerial call in (the legality of which may yet be challenged by raising queries at the forthcoming inquiry) being quicker than an appeal and local inquiry, as the Trump team claimed … Continue reading

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David Blunkett – an apology

 I understand that former Home Secretary David Blunkett is to participate in a new reality television programme.  However, I wish to apologise to Mr Blunkett for the misunderstanding I have caused as a result of the show’s titles.  I told … Continue reading

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Italian court undermines national stereotyping

All is explained here.

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The “did the earth move for you” quiz?

 No, me neither. Anyway, how many of you have heard some Mike Giggler type wit say, “did the earth move for you” this morning

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Tommy Sheridan update – some thoughts on perjury

Hugh Kerr, former Labour MEP, and the man now in charge of Sheridan’s PR campaign (whatever happened to Jim Monaghan?) was on Newsnight Scotland last night, after his brief appearance on STV on Friday evening.  Kerr has been putting in … Continue reading

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THe Sheridans – an everyday story of (fragrant) socialist folk – episode 995: of Dreyfus and Archer

CLIFFHANGER RECAP FOllowing the arrest of his fragrant wife Gail for perjury (in relation to a defamation case he initiated) and theft (involving an undisclosed number of miniature bottles) Tommy Sheridan had started to see some in the media come … Continue reading

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The Sheridans – an everyday story of socialist folk Episode 994

THE STORY SO FAR… blah blah defamation blah blah four legs good six legs better blah blah hairy blah blah fragrant blah blah Gail blah blah concrete in Clyde blah blah win blah blah appeal blah blah investigation blah blah … Continue reading

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Book quiz meme

Via assorted folk on the f-list the book quiz.  The rules are as for everyone else – a point for the author, a point for the title, a point for the genre, a point for getting the date to within … Continue reading

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The sad demise of Radio 5 live

From the late Vincent Hanna in the evening with Peter Allen and JAne Garvey in the morning via Fi Glover and Adrian Chiles and Julian Worricker through Nicky Campbell getting the breakfast show to Victoria Derbyshire getting the phone-in and … Continue reading

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It’s an ill wind that blows for Gail part II

My regular reader will recall the story so far in the new reality soap from Scotland “the Sheridans” – an everyday story of socialist folk.  But to recap.. The story so far in summary (for more see here or for … Continue reading

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Sheridan inquiry costs

STV reported this evening that 40,000 police hours and £1 million have been spent on the Sheridan perjury investigation.  They have also noted that there have only been 13 perjury convictions arising from 61 charges in the last 5 years.   … Continue reading

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Spot the bottle competition

Use your skill and judgment to see if you can find a miniature bottle in this picture.  Mark the spot with a X. See here for more information

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Gail bottles under pressure

And so the latest in the Latin American style soap opera surrounding Solidartomsc and its leadership. The Tommy Sheridan story so far: From tabloid newspaper HQ a story is printed alleging that everyone’s favourite working class hero Tommy “the Tomster” … Continue reading

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Captions please

 Via the BBC politics pages

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Best 50 children’s books?

 As revealed by Booktrust the list of the 50 best children’s books (polling 4,000 people) was as follows: TOP 50 BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS   The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle Famous … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan update

The arrest of Gail Sheridan has galvanised support for Tommy and the “Sheridan seven”.  First to leap to the defence was Alan Cochrane, from the Daily Telegraph, who suggested that, “Senior members of Scotland’s legal fraternity, including some with the … Continue reading

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Public information announcement

If you thrilled to the reporting of Fayed’s evidence earlier this week – why not read it all again (with the questions) via the inquiry website.  Here for his morning evidence; here for the afternoon.

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Best Booker winner

The public are going to have the opportunity to vote via the interweb for the best ever Booker winner after judges have chosen a short list of six. How exciting to have democracy in action.  Will Richard and Judy present it to … Continue reading

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Cyber Nats

Lord (George) Foulkes occasionally lets loose a broadside at what he refers to as cyber Nats – which I take to mean SNP supporters with computers who post comments on websites and news stories, who write blogs supporting the SNP … Continue reading

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