Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain towards the end of January 2018 for about a month
'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Friday, 6 May 2005

Election result - and a brief hiatus

At the time of writing 622 of 646 results have been declared:
Labour - 353
Conservative - 196
Liberal Democrats - 61
Scottish National Party - 6
Plaid Cymru - 3
IKHH - 1
Others - 2
- expected Labour overall majority is still around 66.

Unfortunately this is still a reasonably comfortable margin to govern, although whether Labour will now be able to push through controversial legislation such as the ID Card Bill is perhaps doubtful - at least this may be a positive outcome. Full election results are available here.

Well folks, now that the election is out of the way, I'm off to Perthshire for a week of relative isolation, and of relaxation with quite a lot of walking in the countryside around Lochs Rannoch and Tummell:

Taken from the southern side of Loch Tummell - May 2004

- I spend my time in a cottage half a mile down a dirt track near Dunalastair Water, a small loch located between the two main lochs, Lochs Rannoch and Tummell, and well out of the reach of a mobile telephone. It's a beautiful part of Scotland and I try to go there most years. I will be away for about a week, so will probably not re-appear here until about 16th or 17th May. Have fun, and if you get bored there are plenty of good blogs to read - see my blogroll at right.

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