Well, not much to say. I've been watching from Christchurch, New Zealand. All the votes are now in. It's over, and we're out. Very mixed feelings. As much as this was a vote for the UK to leave the EU, it may also have been a proxy vote for Scotland to leave the UK, and perhaps Northern Ireland … Continue reading EU Referendum
Later today, we the Scotch people all vote whether we want to continue as part of the United Kingdom. As something of a committed anti-Nationalist, you might be surprised to learn which way I'm voting (Yes). But what's really important in all this is that until about a week ago, I was seeing rational debate and discussion, with … Continue reading Independence
I follow American politics more than UK or European politics. Why, you might ask, considering I live in the UK/Europe, and not in the US of A? American politics is kind of like professional wrestling. It's a lot more entertaining than British politics for the most part. On top of that, the stakes are higher, and the … Continue reading American Politics
I considered a pun-title along the lines of "there's an election in my pants" and then starting the post with the line "... and everyone who voted SNP is invited." But instead I opted to not do that but still mention it, thus allowing me the twin luxuries of having and eating my pun-flavoured cake. … Continue reading Now I’ve Got Yellow Fever (Not Literally)
I went into this Scottish Election mostly interested in the national AV referendum, but now with three results in, I'm utterly fascinated by the scale of this Lib Dem backlash. I don't agree with their motives, but it seems like the people who hate the Tories - in many cases an ingrained position not necessarily … Continue reading Election Fever
I talk about the Alternative Vote system. Spoiler: I think it's better than First Past the Post.