Shettleston’s Tory Renaissance

Shettleston’s Tory Renaissance

According to the BBC reportage of the shock triumph of the Conservatives in Shettleston the people of Scotland can’t get enough of good ol’ Westminster rule – the social deprivation, the sanctions, and the foodbanks. Shettleston in Glasgow has a 20 year old Tory...
Damned Lies and Statistics

Damned Lies and Statistics

Scotland’s local council elections went just as we had all expected. Unionism never increased while support for the pro-independence parties did, but the shift in the unionist vote to the Tories is all the BBC can talk about. According to the spin from BBC Scotland...
So what happened?

So what happened?

Being a nerd, I wanted to see how STV played out. I started by looking at my own ward Newlands – Auldburn. Unfortunately the top 3 first preferences were “eventually” elected, but I’m working through it so I can see how a straight-forward ward works. Warning: this is...
And breathe…

And breathe…

I’ve now mostly worked through my “What the actual FUCK” reaction to Tory gains in the council elections. It’s understandable though, I mean there’s a Tory in Ravenscraig now. The last impact they made there looked like this: So seeing as the BBC can’t work out...