They will be decidedly wary about splitting the vote. One advantage the SNP have long had over their unionist opponents is that in a country divided pretty evenly down the middle on the constitutional question, they have a near monopoly over one half of the vote - while the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems have to scrap over the other half. … [Read more...] about Could a new independence party reshape Scottish politics?
Previous years question papers
Drake, by this time, had reached the stage where private performances in friends’ lodgings (Wells mentions that certain facets of Nick Drake’s talents have never been brought to public attention, not the least being, for example, an adeptness at 12-bar blues improvisations) were turning to public performances in Cambridge itself. It was at one of these that he was “discovered” – by Ashley “Tyger” Hutchings, then bassist for Fairport Convention (later founder member of Steeleye Span and all-round die-hard ethnic English folk music pioneer), at that particular time very much the apple of Witchseason’s eye. Witchseason was, of course, the company that managed numerous high-quality, low-profile “underground” acts motivated – and more or less run single-handedly – by the incomparable Joe Boyd. … [Read more...] about Nick Drake: requiem for a solitary man – a classic feature from the vaults
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