Monthly Archives: March 2009

Use terrorism law on Goodwin!

The MSP for whom I work part-time, Dr Bill Wilson, is lodging a motion on Monday criticising the use of the fear of terror to erode civil liberties and human rights, but calling for consistency in the implementation of such … Continue reading

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Acquaintances of various/varying degrees of closeness

The other day I sent an email using the heading “Overdue update for relatives, friends and acquaintances of varying degrees of closeness”. I received a witty response from a friend subtly pointing out that I should have said “various degrees … Continue reading

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Major setback, but life goes on!

update February 2013. Disruptive was updated and republished as Please Believe Me in February 2013! [UPDATE August 2009.  I shall be publishing the book myself, under the title Disruptive, on 30 November.  Please visit the Synchrony Books website for further information.] Angela … Continue reading

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Fame at last! The voice of “rogue, scoundrel, rascal”!

I was delighted to receive an email today telling me that I am now the official voice of the Scots word for “rogue, scoundrel, rascal”. Let me explain: a few days ago I was recorded by Katrina MacLeod of the … Continue reading

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More peace’n’love in Scottish Parliament: shock Mills & Boon find suggests cuddly side to hardened spin-doctors

Blog-readers will be aware of this amusing exchange with a Tory researcher and councillor.  Continuing the theme of peace and love… I work part-time in the Scottish Parliament and just went down to the SNP kitchen immediately adjoining the SNP … Continue reading

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