Friday, July 25, 2008

SNP win Glasgow East - Tories third - Brown out?

SNP 11277 43.1%
Lab 10912 41.7%
Tory 1639
Lib Dems 915

Swing to SNP about 26%.
Majority 365.

Brown is surely deeply in trouble now. This was Labour's 25th safest seat. Many Labour MP's in marginal seats will be really begin to worry now.

Congratulations to the SNP.

Recount - It's a Curran Problem

Apparently the recount is a Curran problem as their are two hopeless lefties with the surname. I know what it's like to a have a problem with Curran's as I have a Curran as my wife but she is definitely not a leftie!

SNP have apparently a 350-400 majority according to sources.

Recount in Glasgow East!!!!

Spoke to soon before. Looks like recount now! Still to be confirmed. Who is calling for it.

Scotland just about to kill off Brown?

Result in Glasgow East due in next 5 mins. Will this see Scotland send Brown to Political Wilderness.?

No recount for Glasgow East

This indicates a decent majority for the SNP? Result due about 01:20-30

SNP may have 1500 majority in Glasgow East

... Liberals to lose deposit!

SNP are already celebrating in Glasgow East

Just seen John Mason celebrating with his supporters on the BBC. Labour out to 20-1 on Betfair. "Gnasher" Sturgeon having fun laughing at Danny Alexander.

Spectator says - The word is that Labour has lost

More encouraging news!

The word is that Labour has lost | Coffee House

Herald says Labour Concedes Defeat In Glasgow East Byelection (from The Herald )

Hopefully this is true!

Labour Concedes Defeat In Glasgow East Byelection (from The Herald )

Might the SNP kill off Brown?

Staying up to watch the hopeful demise of Labour in Glasgow East. Turnout is high at 42.245%.

Whatever happens Gordon Brown's Scottish Labour will have had a very bloody nose.

Reports are that the Tories may even get up to third which will be a good result.

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Glasgow by-election polls close

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Virus, Government and Microsoft

The words Virus, Microsoft and Government Websites in one article should make us all a bit wary.

Despite the appalling spelling, the article is as follows.

Key Government websites have been infected by a virus that allows cyber-criminals to steal browsers' personal details, it was reported today. More than a thousand Government and consumer sites are said to have been hit, including some run by the NHS and a local council.
The Times Online says the hackers are Eastern European and that security experts estimate at least two million coputers worldwide have been affected.
It reports that the Asprox virus is unlink other viruses; it sits undetected on mainstream sites and automatically installs itself on a user's computer potentially allowing the hackers to have access to financial information. Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks, said Asprox "appears to be trying to build up the size of the botnet, infecting people through web pages by adding an IFRAME.” According to, the attacks occur on websites that are running Microsoft SQL-SVR (Server) that already have some sort of vulnerability.
The Times article is here.

Virus 'has infected major Government websites' - Home News, UK - The Independent

More Batman Bale Victims?

Are these poor creatures more victims of Christian Bale the star of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight,".

BBC NEWS | Scotland | North East/N Isles | Bemused rescuers pick up penguins

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle
Originally uploaded by fitaloon
A final Holiday Photo before a return to normal service