The DUP: history and controversy

The DUP: history and controversy

Former DUP leader, Peter Robinson, (left) in paramilitary uniform, 1986. The following story, first published in the Irish Times on 16 May, is of a massive donation to the DUP, which reads like a John le Carré novel – but voters need facts, not fiction. What connects...
Kind of good news: Labour voters went home rather than vote Tory

Kind of good news: Labour voters went home rather than vote Tory

Yesterday’s Ashcroft Poll on SNP ‘defectors’ gave this:   To Labour                    60% To Tories                     30% To LibDems                 10%   So, those 60%, I think, were inspired by Corbyn’s progressive policies and thought the number one...
Taking Stock 2: The SNP and YES

Taking Stock 2: The SNP and YES

    I am still trying to come up with some idea of why I feel that we have lost some focus, some direction. The conclusion I keep coming back to is the relationship between the SNP and the YES movement. But first I want to reflect back a little to the general...
Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Sometimes things are better in the cold light of day, today is that day for some of us as the result of the General Election sinks in. There were no real winners yesterday, not really. Scotland appears to have found its level, the Tories didn’t win, they are now in...