About Me

Hello! I'm Graeme Cowie. I'm 26 and I work for the UK Civil Service on their "Fast Stream" graduate programme. My first posting is as a Devolution Policy Advisor with the Department for Work and Pensions.

I previously studied Law and Politics at the University of Glasgow (graduating joint-honours LL.B. in 2013), before commencing post-graduate studies immediately thereafter. For the last 4 years I have been a PhD student at Glasgow's School of Law, writing about the judicial role and constitutional secession rights in the UK, Canada and Spain. I also taught public law at Glasgow for the last 3 years. After submitting my thesis in August of this year (leaving me just viva pending from freedom) I left the Dear Green Place for London.

Away from work I am a Partick Thistle fan, a cricket-watcher (playing days 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 job means that, from about August 2017 onwards, I will try 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 if they happen also to be those of my employer or anyone else that is but a fortunate coincidence. Although I was previously politically aligned I am not currently a member of a political party.