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The SNP will WIN a majority with 65 seats

The Tories will comfortably finish second although both they (29/-2) and Labour (20/-4) will lose seats.

Seat Number Prediction

The Greens (10/+4) will beat the Lib Dems (5/-) again with the Lib Dems making no gains or losses.

Alex Salmond will fail to…


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This curious lie was the best I could come up with as I shifted uneasily in my seat, aware as I was that my new boss wasn’t bearing witness to a first impression he’d care to remember.

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“You look at me and call me oppressed, simply because of the way I am dressed. Man doesn’t tell me to dress this way, it’s a law from God that I obey. Oppressed is something I’m truly not, for liberation is what I’ve got. …


Very few people tend to ask me what I was up to on my 23rd birthday — why would they? But I tell them anyway. The fact is, nothing really happened. …


Throughout the last century, liberal democracies have become the prevailing form of national government, and a key concept of modern western society. The basic premise of liberal democracy is not only to have rule of the people by the people, but elected representatives that help make decisions for the nation…


For the last week, the most interesting of trailers has been playing on the BBC. The haunted tones of Johann Lamont ushering us into a voyeurs symposium, to be shown tonight on the Fall of Labour in Scotland.


Yesterday the lotus-eaters that inhabit the Scottish Labour party reached a new nadir. In the aftermath of their worst ever General Election performance, those still addicted to the honey-sweet desire to attack the SNP, seem oblivious to the fact that their own party is dying before their eyes. …

Boab Thomas

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