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Thursday 3 June: Honey  buzzed in warmer climes last week, but here’re some things we like so far this week, proving that a little of what you fancy…

 

FULSOME TRIBUTES TO CHARLES KENNEDY; we particularly liked this from Alan Cochrane in the Telegraph, not a natural LibDem supporter.  Good pieces too from QUENTIN LETTS in the Daily Mail on Parliament’s tribute yesterday, ALLAN MASSIE in the Telegraph, from GUIDO FAWKES,  and finally MATTHEW PARRIS in The Times [£].

 

WHEN A LIE IS NOT A LIE;   Andy Coulson was acquitted of perjury in the High Court on Tuesday and the Lord Advocate and the Crown Office stand accused of wasting taxpayers’ money.  Here’s the Scotsman’s narrative from CHRIS MARSHALL, and the legal stuff from ANDREW TICKELL in his LPW blog.

 

ONE FOR THE CONSTITUTIONALISTS; get through to the end without freaking out and you deserve a medal.  Here’s LALLANDS PEAT WORRIER on the ramifications of the fixed Term Parliament Act of 2011 for the Scottish Parliamentary Election in 2016 – and for the foreseeable future…

Team this with ALEX MASSIE in The Times on the new Scotland Bill – and how the SNP will handle new powers.

 

“LONG OVERDUE AND SORELY NEEDED”; DAVID OFFICER in Bella Caledonia on Creative Scotland’s new policy for promoting Scots. To be viewed with “suspicion and disdain”, as “teuchter rubbish”, or “a cause for celebration, not consternation”?  You decide.

 

MAKE WHAT YOU WILL OF THIS; courtesy of GUIDO FAWKES [again], Russell Brand stars in Forgetting Ed Miliband. Oh, how we wish…

 

STEADY, LADIES;   RACHEL MOSELY and GEMMA GOODMAN of the University of Warwick in The Conversation on the male body in Poldark and Outlander.  This is academic stuff – it’s all to do with regionality, landscape and nationhood apparently.  Aye, right.

 

AND FINALLY

It’s almost holiday time; first, yesterday’s CITY AM had the lowdown on the lowlife – who steals most from hotel rooms?   A clue – it’s not us Brits. As if. Never.  Well, just 46% of us. But it’s nothing really…

Second, if you’re hiring a car, even in the UK, you’d better read this from Bill’s Comment Page [no relation –Ed. ] Don’t you just love it when life becomes that wee bit more difficult…

And third, if you feel like rebelling when WHSmith ask to see your boarding pass

 

 

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