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Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Alex Fergusson has been elected Scottish presiding officer
Alex Fergusson elected Scottish presiding officer

Holyrood has elected Conservative MSP Alex Fergusson as the new presiding officer of the Scottish parliament. The MSP for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale faced a last minute challenge from Holyrood’s only independent MSP, Margo MacDonald. She announced her candidacy a mere hour before voting began and lost by 20 to 108 votes. The Scottish parliament… Read more »

A lot to ponder for Gordon Brown
Labour reflects on poll mauling

Labour politicians have awoken this morning to find their grip on Britain severely diminished following disappointing election results in England, Scotland and Wales. The government’s losses in English local elections were the Conservative party’s gain, with David Cameron’s party winning more than 870 council seats, mostly in the south and centre of the nation. In… Read more »