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Media Bias in the Scottish Independence Referendum

August 10th, 2014 (12:42 am)
current location: KY16 8SX

Over the last few years, it's often been something about the reporting of the independence debate that's spurred me to write about politics on this (generally) non-political blog. (Hopefully soon I'll have nothing more to say.)

Here's an interesting short online documentary featuring Professor John Robertson talking about his findings of bias in BBC and STV reporting during the independence campaign.

Why no "Plan B"?

August 8th, 2014 (10:55 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

As a supporter of Scottish independence, even I sometimes get frustrated that the SNP don't explicitly say what their "Plan B" is (implicitly it's always seemed fairly clear - a currency union isn't the only way of keeping the pound).

Whatever you may think of Alex Salmond, he's not daft, so there had to be a reason for him consistently failing to give the clarification that obviously many people want. I would have guessed that it was something to do with maintaining the strength of his negotiation position after a "Yes". That wasn't a million miles off, but it wasn't wholly right. Here's Alex Salmond giving the clearest explanation I've seen of why the SNP are taking the position they are:

Belle

June 15th, 2014 (01:15 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

Good movie, go see it.

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Early Retirement?

June 1st, 2014 (06:23 pm)

I went to the cinema a couple of weeks ago, and on coming out noticed something odd about my ticket:

Senior Ticket

Apparently I needn’t wait another 20 years to reap the benefits of retirement, I look sufficiently wise and mature to pass as a senior citizen right now! I was tempted to go back and assert my youth at young “Cashier #1100”, but on the other hand it did save me $6…

On closer inspection of the cinema’s definition of “Senior”, I’m only nine years short, but still something of a milestone…

Attack of the Clangers

April 11th, 2014 (07:27 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

Fear them!

A double bill with "Back Toy The Future":

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