About Me

Hello! I'm Graeme Cowie. I'm 26 and I work as a Constitutional Law Researcher for the House of Commons Library. I was previously a Devolution Policy Advisor with the Department for Work and Pensions.

I studied Law and Politics at the University of Glasgow (graduating joint-honours LL.B. in 2013), before commencing a period of post-graduate research thereafter. I also taught public law at Glasgow for 3 years. In August of 2017, I left the Dear Green Place for London.

Away from work I am a Partick Thistle fan, a cricket-watcher (competitive, but not social, playing days being in abeyance), a tech enthusiast and an addict of political dramas and comedy. I used to own a 1976 MG Midget but that hinterland succumbed to the practicalities of responsible young adult life.

I'm much more of a cat than a dog person, but own neither. I do, however, own two degus, Zeitgeist and Schadenfreude. If you don't know what degus are, you should find out. They are excellent.

This blog is a mishmash of politics, sport, law, and other bits of life that don't fit into those headings. The nature of my gainful employment has meant that, from about August 2017 onwards, I have tried to avoid writing about politically sensitive material, but historical posts and my positions on things, especially given I previously stood as a Parliamentary candidate, are a matter of public record. Obviously, the views expressed on this blog are personal and were held at the time (and not necessarily now) and if they happen also to be those of my employer or anyone else that is but a(n) (un)fortunate coincidence. Although I was previously politically aligned I am not currently a member of a political party.