Category Archives: Politics

Some thoughts on the House of Lords

Could changes to the House of Lords threaten the Commons’ legislative supremacy? Continue reading

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Paul McBride QC – Absurd Election Broadcast

Saw a party election broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party this evening which featured superstar criminal advocate Paul McBride QC. He was on there following his well publicised defection to the Tories, complaining that criminals often only serve half … Continue reading

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Illegal campaigning hits Scotland

A fascinating article in the Scotsman on election law. Believe it or not, but the amounts which can be spent on campaigning are tightly controlled (much more so than in other countries). However, notwithstanding these rules, we have already received … Continue reading

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More Socialist Defamation Litigation

Frances Curran, former MSP and ex-colleague of Tommy Sheridan, has been unsucessful in a defamation claim against the Daily Record. Continue reading

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Vote Lib Dem get Tory?

Absolvitor isn’t really a political blog, but the election’s coming up, so we’ll probably stray a little from time to time. Up front, I’m a member of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and have been since I helped my friend Ian … Continue reading

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One Referendum or Two?

How many referendums (referenda?) would be required to effect Scotland’s independence? Continue reading

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