May takes the reigns

Britain gets a new Prime Minister tomorrow, and for the first time since the reign of Margaret Thatcher it’ll be a woman occupying 10 Downing Street. Home Secretary Theresa May will receive the ultimate promotion tomorrow after the Conservative leadership election triggered by David Cameron’s falling on his sword was ended early as Andrea Leadsom quit yesterday morning. Theresa May was quickly becoming the obvious choice to succeed David Cameron – with years’ worth of Cabinet experience and a strong Conservative streak that would endear — Read more →

Scotland’s place in the wider world

With another independence referendum potentially coming relatively soon, it’s once again time to start setting out the stall of what an independent Scotland could be like. One of the arguments last time was that the SNP dominated the vision of what would happen upon independence, and that was entirely true.  Rather than having competing ideals about what we could do on our own two feet, the Yes campaign largely fell in line with the arguments put forth by Alex Salmond & co. If there’s to — Read more →

T in the Park 2016 hitlist

T in the Park is just under a week away and I’m now at the point where I can barely contain my excitement for it. It’s been a little while since I’ve festivaled, and in the absence of a “proper” summer holiday this year the three days spent at Strathallan will be the best getaway I’ll have all year. While the line-up isn’t as strong throughout as it has been in other years, each day has it’s highlight that will be more than worth seeing, — Read more →