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British election – Winners and Losers

The dust has settled and all the seats are decided, but the analysts are still recovering from their shock. Instead of the neck-and-neck result everyone (including me) had predicted, the UK ended up voting in a Conservative majority. David Cameron has already formed his cabinet, and will be able to lead without any help at from his former coalition partners. So who are this election’s winners and losers? It’s not just the parties themselves… Continue reading


Scottish referendum – Heart over head?

In just one week’s time Scotland will vote in one of the most tense and important referendums of recent years. The Scottish will be deciding whether to stick with the centuries old United Kingdom or to go it alone as an independent nation. The referendum has fired up British politics, with all three main political leaders journeying to Scotland to raise support for the “No” campaign, while the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond continues his “Yes” campaign for the world’s newest state. So what do the Scottish want? What will an independent Scotland look like? And will it live up to the bright promises of Alex Salmond? Continue reading