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Now There’s An Interesting Thing

Now There’s An Interesting Thing

Now There’s An Interesting Thing.

The Wickedness of Danny Alexander, the Ravening Wolf of Badenoch

The Wickedness of Danny Alexander, the Ravening Wolf of Badenoch.

The Wickedness of Danny Alexander, the Ravening Wolf of Badenoch


I believe that at a fundamental level Danny Alexander has displayed the behaviours of a deeply unpleasant person.

How to paint a picture of Danny Alexander and where to start?

Let’s start with this.

In a piece dated 30 July 2013, Danny Alexander, Liberal Democrat MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey, proudly announced his congratulations to Highland Foodbank. He devoted a page on his official web site.


Let me just state that again.

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey grasped a photo opportunity at a Food Bank. This is Scotland in 2014. Does Mr Alexander look sad or disappointed to be doing this? On the contrary, he looks chuffed to bits.


This isn’t the first time that Danny has courted controversy, far from it.

In March 2011 Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury decided to conduct…

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Osborne’s Budget: unthinkable in Scotland

Iain Macwhirter


THERE could be no clearer illustration of the gulf in political culture between Westminster and Scotland right now than last week’s Budget. Neither of Scotland’s two big parties, SNP or Scottish Labour, would have dreamed of putting George Osborne’s package of class-based measures through Holyrood.

The parties in Scotland last week were arguing, instead, about who would put up taxes on the rich, with Labour suggesting, somewhat bizarrely, that they would allow taxes to go up but not down. I don’t see Ed Miliband putting that in his next Westminster Budget response, somehow. The Labour leader has said he will support the Tory benefit cap when it comes before Westminster next week, and he appeared lost for words in the Commons on Wednesday. Labour have become so afraid of being cast as the skiver’s friend that they are losing the will to…

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Grandpa Park

Truth and consequences

Truth and consequences.

Truth and consequences

Wee Ginger Dug

According to the Guardian , a UK Government minister who the paper claims would play a major role in negotiations following a yes vote – so not Danny Alexander or Alistair Carmichael then – has admitted that a currency union would happen. According to some reports, the person in question is an “uncomfortably senior Tory”.  Which rules out Vince Cable, who would otherwise be the likely suspect.

The truth is it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that our Westminster masters are beginning to realise that the independence campaign is not drowning under a tsunami wave of scare stories. Scotland has learned how to surf. The more they throw in, the higher yes rises.

It was another lost in translation problem with the Scottish vernacular, the UK Government didn’t understand at first that when Scotland responded to Osborne’s threat with “aye, that will be right”, we were not in fact…

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Money Trouble

Failing in an obligation

Failing in an obligation.

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