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I just had to add this.  As you may know, I am from Airdrie, and my home town team are therefore Airdrie United. Last weekend, in commemoration of Remembrance Day, the good people at the club decided to depict a wartime picture on the cover of the programme, showing a train scene with soldiers going...
Or, how I came to be in the wrong place at the right time. This isn’t a funny or peculiar story, but the assassination attempt of Margaret Thatcher is the closest I’ve come to a live historical event.  I’ve retold it countless times, but never written it down, until now.  In 1984, when I was 18, I...
Right, I’m prepared to make myself look like an idiot here.  Why is it that whilst so much of the world opposes the actions of Israel, with regard to its occupation of other countries, the blockade of Gaza, and unofficial possession of nuclear weapons, their support by the USA remains solid? Am I being misled? ...
I am possibly one of the worst people you could ever vote for.  Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to be an MP.  Despite all the bad press of late, I still think it’s a cool job with a huge amount of kudos, deference from others, and absolutely fascinating to boot. However, as an MP,...
I reckon a degree of perspective is required right now, when considering the possibility of a “hung parliament” in the UK.  I may be proven wrong by events, but I’m pretty confident in my views. A good friend of mine is THE most devoted Celtic supporter you could ever hope to meet.  An intelligent guy,...
I am totally transfixed by this election. What is clear is that we will not see the scenes of euphoria that greeted Tony Blair, (seen above) entering Downing Street in 1997.  In no way does this election have the appeal of the Obama election, but I think there are elements which make it fascinating for...
So Geoff Hoon, Stephen Byers and Patricia Hewitt have been caught going for interviews, whilst currently in the employ of the British Parliament.  None are presently Ministers of State, but all are serving MP’s with, presumably, a full workload until 6th May.  With time running out on their current contract, these three have taken a...
OK, I’ll admit it.  I am a LIB DEM.  Calm down please, and stop tittering at the back.  It’s a perfectly normal and reasonable thing for a full grown adult to do, and I won’t stand for any nonsense from you lot about it. Even bigger than the looming World Cup in South Africa, the...
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