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There is no doubt that the UK is heading on a downward spiral with: an incompetent right-wing Prime Minister in charge, the economy in peril as we (possibly) crash out of the Single Market & Customs Union and a Westminster government power grab. In Scotland we have a get out of jail free card in the form of achieving independence, but we have some hurdles to overcome before we achieve it.
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.
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.
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.
SNP candidate, Craig Walker, takes over 55% of the vote in the Fife by-election. The second placed Labour candidate took just over 35%.
Everyone involved in the referendum campaign (on either side) couldn't fail to remember the brouhaha about the Weir's donations to the Yes Campaign and the SNP.