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On the move!

Patrick Burns | 13:21 UK time, Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A very big thank you to everyone who has visited my blog over the past few dramatic months in politics. It's been fun hasn't it! (Hasn't it??)

All good things must come to an end and this is my final 'post' in this form. But cheer up. I now have a new-look page on the BBC News site.

You'll find it here -

See you there!
Patrick Burns


  • Comment number 1.

    with the alex salmonds run away victory in the scottish elections isnt it time that britain had independence from scotland, and that england stopped subsidising the snps promises, i have the feeling that by the time william takes the throne the union flag will be red and white,

  • Comment number 2.

    av has cost the tax payer in excess of £80 million pounds, that everyone knew was a lost cause, so why in these times of austerity wouldnt this money have been better used, building houses or paying the ema to akll the 6th form students who are being punished for the greedy bankers,

  • Comment number 3.

    nick clegg has lost all his credibilty, and the outburst from vince cable calling there bedfellows cruel and maniplulative, could the coalition be cracking and if it is what effect is this going to have in the city, hundreds of local councillors have lost their seats in the backlash against nick clegg, and sadley even though the tories didnt suffer as much as the lib/dems and labour fared even worse than expected, isnt the country telling all parties none of them are trustworthy or up to the job.

  • Comment number 4.

    how many english are mps or smps are in scotland, and if not why not, after all shouldnt steve macabe be arguing cultral representation in politics or could it be that the scottish electorate wouldnt vote for an englishman/woman and if not why not, for surely the candidates should be selected from a cross section on the nation and not nationaly selected,

  • Comment number 5.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 6.

    98% of the population has seen their living standards at there lowest for 30years, and as their earnings have shrunk , mps are arguing theirs should increase by changing the expenses system, so where the taxpayers get poorer mps believe they have the right to get richer, the audacity of our elected employees is staggering, they pass laws to take our money off us, but want their salaries protected by a very questionable expenses system that was created to hide their incomes, and the "we are all in this togeher" has a very hollow ring about it indeed.

  • Comment number 7.

    should the prime minister be interfering in the way scotland yard operates, and should we see a special fund to investigate maideline mccanns abduction, there are thousands of kids go missing every year, and although in maddies situation, age and circumstances, we should be doing all in our power to find out what happened to madddie,but is this the right way, we all hope and prey that madddie is found alive and returned home as soon as posssible, but there is a protocol and principle, that seems to have been bypassed by the pm, and we should be very careful of how we proceed and publicise this involvement, not only for the sake and safety of maddie but also for the sake of political transparancy.


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