Monthly Archives: September 2014

Teenage Kicks

As I said in my previous post, the result last week of the Referendum on Scottish Independence has raised as many questions as it has answered. Among them is the issue of lowering the minimum age for voting from 18 to 16. The accepted wisdom has always been that lowering the voting age would be […]

The West Lothian Question?

The outcome of the Referendum on Scottish Independence has raised almost as many questions as it has answered. First the positives. A turnout of 84 per cent was truly remarkable and a real credit to the democratic process. Also, the reaction of both camps was very dignified, with the Yes campaign graciously accepting defeat while […]

Interesting Times

With just a week to go in the Scottish Referendum campaign, most commentators are declaring that the outcome is too close to call. It’s a remarkable situation when you consider the clear lead in the polls which the No camp had just a few short months ago. As I have said before in these blog […]

A Spokesperson said

There was a trade press article which caught my eye last week about the style guide which the BBC issues to journalists. Much of the advice is around the need to avoid certain potentially offensive or outdated phrases and it all looks fairly sensible. However, I was interested to see that the BBC guide suggests […]