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About stuartmdarling

I live in Motherwell & work in role that takes me around the world. My passion for politics and music go with me every step of the journey...

Albums on Loop, the 2019 Edition

A bit later than normal, but I’ve finally got to my album list for 2019.  As per the last few years, the albums listed and a whole load of others that I’ve been binging on are included in playlists on … Continue reading

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General Election 2019 – Let’s Vote

There’s an election this Thursday. Why vote? Here’s my take: Your vote can definitely make the difference!  At the last General Election (2017), the winning party’s majority represented less than 10% of the vote in 46 of Scotland’s 59 Westminster … Continue reading

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Albums on Loop, the 2018 Edition

Not sure whether I’m just getting more comfortable with Apple Music or if it’s actually getting better (?), but the combination of weekly new album recommendations and a view of ‘What Friends Are Listening To’ has really kept the options … Continue reading

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Albums on Loop, the 2017 Edition

As per 2016, I’ve created another YouTube Playlist and have added an Apple Music Playlist which takes tracks from the 30 albums that I’ve selected here, and also adds tracks from the many albums that I’ve not listed but have listened … Continue reading

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Snap Election: Break the Tory Agenda

I’m still not sure why we’re having a snap General Election – which will cost the UK taxpayer £115M – but let’s make sure it is worth it… the Tories called the election with an overall majority and they were racing through their … Continue reading

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Albums On Loop, the 2016 Edition

Partly due to the realisation that having twins is an expensive business, and partly because my CD collection was already running out of control – 2016 was the year that I switched over to the digital world – Apple Music … Continue reading

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The European Union: When Political Union is a Good Thing

Throughout the Scottish Independence referendum, along with most other Yes campaigners, I was campaigning for a modern form of political union to define our relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom.  I hoped for a system that allowed Scotland’s … Continue reading

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