Tuesday, May 10, 2011

inntinneach amannan

So I have a confession to make. I missed the election. Infuriatingly the one they're calling Scotland's 1997 as well! Buggrit.

As you might have gathered, I've had a lot on my plate recently. I had remembered that I needed to update my entry on the electoral roll, but - after spotting that the election coincided with a holiday I'd planned - I only skim-read the documents on registering for a postal vote. I misread them and missed the deadline. Irritating. For the record, Marco Biagi's Edinburgh Central majority would be 238 if I'd payed more attention to the dates*.

So. Mea culpa democracy. I'll be back on form next time. Promise. Thanks for getting it right without me though!

Apologies to those I've already pointed at this (via email or Twitter**.) but if you haven't already, I'd recommend reading the Editor of the Caledonian Mercury's op-ed piece following the results. I'm not sure if I agree with his conclusions or not, but it's a well argued point, and I certainly agree with his position... Interesting times indeed.

* Central is - perhaps unsurprisingly - the slimmest margin in the Edinburgh results, followed by our sole Edinburgh Labour MSP's majority... which is in Leith so that doesn't really count does it? ;) after that they all seem to go landslide-ey for the rest of the capital constituencies, and most of the rest of the country of course.

** Yes, I finally caved. No this doesn't mean you'll be seeing me on FriendFace FaceBook before hell freezes over. I'll get a feed onto the main page when I have a minute for those long intervals between blog posts...

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