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The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42. We know this from the excellent book (subsequently made into a radio series, TV series and film) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams1.
As the dust settles on the 2017 General Election campaign, we find that the most right wing Tory government ever is to be replaced by the same bunch but this time held in place by the Democratic Unionist Party. That is a depressing outcome for anyone wanting to see progressive politics prosper in Scotland, and the UK.
The headline and photo editors from The Times (Scotland) decided to have a bit of fun.
All polling stations will be open tomorrow, Thursday May 7th, from 7am in the morning until 10pm at night.
In Berlin renowned artist Davide Dormino has unveiled three impressive bronze sculptures honouring the whistleblowers: Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.
Ed Miliband couldn't have been clearer:
Well, we weren't sure this was legitimate at first because it looked like they spent less than 10 minutes with the photo editing software to create this image.
Images of what looks like a pre-election day leaflet from Labour have been posted on the internet. Rumours suggest that they may be delivered only in the Glasgow area but could just as easily be delivered country wide or limited to targeted constituencies.
A poll, released today, commisioned by STV and conducted by Ipsos MORI has the SNP on a voting intention of 54% and Labour 30 points behind at 20%. Not far behind Labour are the Tories at 17% and the LibDems and Greens at 5% and 2% respectively. Plugging these figures into the prediction website Electoral Calculus produces a result where the SNP would win all 59 Westminster seats in Scotland.
Conservative leader David Cameron seems to be reduced to one desperate campaign tactic in an attempt to rescue his faltering bid for a second term as Prime Minister. In essence the Tory fear story is: you better not vote for Labour as they will be controlled by these Nasty Nats. The problem for the Tory leader is he can't even get this one fear story right.