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Labour reject claims it will do a deal on Trident
17 Apr 2015 at 6:21pm
Labour rejected Conservative claims it was planning to do a deal with the SNP over Trident after a shadow minister said that he wanted to "get rid" of the nuclear deterrent.

Labour and Tories battle over jobs as Iain Duncan Smith calls for 'zero-hours...
17 Apr 2015 at 6:21pm
Labour and the Conservatives opened up a new battlefield over jobs yesterday (FRI) as former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith claimed 'zero-hours contracts' should be rebranded not scrapped.

Constituency profile: Brighton Pavilion
17 Apr 2015 at 6:21pm
The Greens made history in the seaside seat of Brighton Pavilion five years ago.

New polls show Murphy has mountain to climb as Labour face bloodbath
17 Apr 2015 at 2:00pm
SCOTTISH Labour leader Jim Murphy and shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander are on track for heavy defeats to the SNP at the General Election, new constituency polling has indicated.

Sturgeon offers Miliband deal to lock out the Tories, warning he will never b...
16 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has made an impassioned plea to Ed Miliband to join the SNP to lock out David Cameron and the Tories from power, warning him that if he refused, then "people will never forgive you".

Nigel Farage hams as Challengers debate doesn't convince
16 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
It was the highly-anticipated Challenger's Debate which was meant to be a showdown between five political leaders, including Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon.

Lend my party your votes to stop the SNP surge, Nick Clegg urges Scottish Lab...
16 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
Nick Clegg today urges Tory and Labour supporters to put aside their traditional allegiances and lend their votes to the Liberal Democrats in a bid to stop the SNP surge producing a near wipe-out for his party in Scotland.

Balls attacked by Cameron and Alexander for describing notorious 'no money le...
16 Apr 2015 at 11:55am
ED Balls has come under a double attack for describing as a joke the notorious note left by the former Labour Government, saying there was no money left in the Treasury.

Cameron rules out deal with SNP on full fiscal autonomy
16 Apr 2015 at 11:05am
DAVID Cameron has emphatically ruled out a deal with the SNP to deliver the Nationalists' demand for full fiscal autonomy.

Lib Dems signal Tory welfare block and hit out at Alex Salmond at manifesto l...
15 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
NICK Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats election manifesto with an attack on Alex Salmond as his policy chief signalled they would block the Tories planned £12bn welfare cuts.

Balls claims £25bn of Tories' "panicky promises" will cost every family £1400...
15 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
Ed Balls will today intensify the attack on what he will brand the Tories' £25bn of "desperate" unfunded promises, claiming they will cost every British household more than £1400 a year.

Sturgeon to reach out to Labour voters when she faces Miliband in TV debate
15 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
NICOLA Sturgeon will again reach out to Labour voters across the UK when she faces Ed Miliband in BBC 1's 'challengers' election debate tonight.

Nick Clegg urges Liberal Democrats to embrace fighting spirit
15 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
Nick Clegg is determined that the Liberal Democrats will not go gently into the night.

Tories accused of lining up "grubby deal" with SNP over devo max
15 Apr 2015 at 6:10pm
DAVID Cameron heads north to launch the Scottish Conservatives' manifesto today facing claims he is preparing a "grubby deal" with the SNP over its plan for full fiscal autonomy.

Technical glitches at the Costa Del Battersea 'testbed'
15 Apr 2015 at 6:10pm
David Cameron boasted of the Good Life, but it was Nick Clegg for whom the sun shone yesterday.


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SNP to set out General Election 2015 manifesto
19 Apr 2015 at 9:47am

THE SNP will launch its General Election manifesto this week, setting out its alternative to austerity and positioning the party as a force for UK-wide change.



SNP refuse to rule out 2nd independence referendum
19 Apr 2015 at 9:31am

NICOLA Sturgeon has said she cannot give Ed Miliband a guarantee that there will not be a second independence referendum during the lifetime of the next parliament because such a decision would be taken by the Scottish people.



John Curtice: poll shows Scottish Labour crisis deepening
19 Apr 2015 at 7:38am

THIS was a desperately bad week for Scottish Labour in the polls. On Monday a TNS Scotland-wide poll put the party on just 24 per cent, no less than 28 points behind an apparently increasing SNP vote.



Conservatives vow to sell off Lloyds shares at discount
19 Apr 2015 at 6:59am

DAVID CAMERON has promised voters the chance to buy Lloyds bank shares at discount prices if the Conservatives win the General Election.



Former Labour MSP Tom McCabe dies aged 60
19 Apr 2015 at 6:46am

FORMER Labour MSP Tom McCabe has died at the age of 60, the party has said.



Former Labour MP calls for SNP vote across Scotland
19 Apr 2015 at 3:13am

FORMER Labour MP Dennis Canavan has called for an SNP vote in every constituency on 7 May, as he claimed his former party had “lost the plot“ and was now “completely out of touch” with Scots.



?Scotland could be left outside of government?
18 Apr 2015 at 7:35pm

THE SNP’s dominance of the opinion polls will lead people to vote tactically against the Nationalists in No-voting areas, a leading Liberal Democrat claimed yesterday.



Police forced to set up staff ?wellbeing clinics?
18 Apr 2015 at 6:58pm

POLICE Scotland has been forced to set up “wellbeing clinics” for staff struggling to cope with controversial control room closures.



Election Essays: Otto Inglis, Ukip
18 Apr 2015 at 6:48pm

UKIP is the opposite of the SNP. We believe in Britain, we believe our country has a future and we want it to succeed for the benefit of all. We are also poles apart from the Greens, the SNP and Labour, because we are a party of individual liberty – a party that believes in trusting the people rather than regimenting them.



How Tory Dumfriesshire plans to hold off SNP surge
18 Apr 2015 at 6:38pm

AS SCOTLAND’S only Tory MP faces almost certain defeat, Conservative voters in Dumfriesshire are thinking the unthinkable to head off the SNP surge



Euan McColm: SNP popularity may see Greens suffer
18 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

IT WAS, we were told, a relationship of equals. When those of us of a sceptical disposition dared suggest that the pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign was nothing more than the SNP in a Sunday frock, there was outrage from those involved. This was a broad coalition of groups and parties who disagreed on many things but shared a belief that Scotland would be better off outwith the United Kingdom.



Leaders: Labour?s pains | Counter-terrorism
18 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

SCOTLAND is facing political transformation as diffusion of No voters plays into the SNP’s hands



Drumlanrig: Tony Blair | Alex Salmond | Drew Henry
18 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

Minor matter of Blair’s old school tie



Dani Garavelli: DPP guilty of sending wrong message
18 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

I WAS a junior reporter on the Leicester Mercury when the allegation that Greville Janner, then one of the city’s MPs, might have abused a child first filtered into the public domain 24 years ago.



Andrew Wilson: Politicians need to be less selfish
18 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

POLITICAL parties need to ditch selfishness and find salvation, writes Andrew Wilson




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A short documentary
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
19 Apr 2015 at 10:32am
Countless thousands of words – indeed, even an entire book – have been written by commentators and pundits right across the political spectrum about the long demise of the Labour Party in Scotland. It remains to be see whether the coming election will deliver the coup de grace that pollsters are predicting. Meanwhile, though, readers searching […]

Somebody walk us through this one
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
19 Apr 2015 at 4:48am
The Sunday Times front page today reports (although in fact we can’t find the story anywhere on its website or in its iPad app) the 8,745th “intervention” by Gordon Brown in Scottish politics, the thing which is at least notionally still his actual day job. We’re going to need someone to explain to us why […]

Shifting the goalposts
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Apr 2015 at 11:00am
A variant on the story below appears in most of the right-wing press today. That’s the Daily Mail version, which is the most detailed. The Express’s reporting was similar. But in order to manufacture a grievance on behalf of UKIP and the Tories, every paper which covers the story is required to torture the data beyond […]

The angry cheerleaders
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Apr 2015 at 6:59am
In the wake of the latest Ashcroft polls, the only line being deployed by Scottish Labour is that the projected outcome of an SNP landslide would be great news for the Conservatives and lead to David Cameron returning in triumph to Downing Street. One would presume, then, that the Tory press is delighted by the prospect. […]

The vortex of the Sun
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Apr 2015 at 4:51am
We know we’ve made this point several times before. But can someone explain to us again how there’s no significant difference between the (broad, collective) political outlook of the respective peoples of Scotland and England? Because if there isn’t, doing this kind of thing just doesn’t make any sense at all.

The deadwood stage
by Chris Cairns
18 Apr 2015 at 12:00am

Thoughts on the latest Ashcroft polls
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Apr 2015 at 2:13pm
Careful now. (Polls here.)

Irrelevant man muddles up dates
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Apr 2015 at 8:36am
“Scottish Labour” apparently launched its election “manifesto” somewhere in Scotland today. The “leader” of the fringe “party”, Jon Murnaghan or something, seemingly got a bit confused and made a number of pledges regarding devolved issues over which the Westminster government to be elected next month will have no control whatsoever, and would properly belong in a […]

Buried in paragraph 11
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Apr 2015 at 5:40am
…of a story in the Scottish Sun today is something rather important. Those are the words of David Cameron as he launched the Scottish Tories’ manifesto in front of a heavily-vetted invited audience in Glasgow yesterday. They make the pages of a couple of other papers, including the Guardian (which hides them even further down the page than […]

Probably not a robbery
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Apr 2015 at 3:07am
So, let’s just get this one straight, this morning’s English edition of The Sun – two parties with 316 seats are “stealing” an election from two parties with 309 seats? Want us to walk you through that whole “counting” thing again?


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Former MSP Tom McCabe dies aged 60
19 Apr 2015 at 4:34am
Former Member of the Scottish Parliament and Labour minister Tom McCabe has died at the age of 60.


SNP rejects Tory and Labour attacks
19 Apr 2015 at 9:09am
Nicola Sturgeon rejects David Cameron's claim her party would seek to "break up our country" at Westminster - and Labour says the Tories and SNP are "in bed with each other".


Parties maintain Westminster push
19 Apr 2015 at 4:40am
Scottish parties are warning voters over the consequences of backing their rivals in the push for Westminster seats.


SNP 'are a roadblock' to Labour win
17 Apr 2015 at 6:57am
Jim Murphy unveils Scottish Labour's manifesto and insists that the SNP are a roadblock to his party winning government on 7 May.


Scots parties on campaign trail
18 Apr 2015 at 7:15am
The political parties take to the streets of Scotland for a weekend of general election campaigning.


SNP row dominates debate fallout
17 Apr 2015 at 11:30am
A row between Labour and the SNP over whether to "work together" in the event of a hung parliament has dominated after Thursday's TV election debate.


Miliband and Sturgeon clash in debate
17 Apr 2015 at 3:06am
Labour's Ed Miliband clashes with Nicola Sturgeon in the latest televised election debate after the SNP leader says she would only support him if he could show he was "better than the Tories".


Cameron in warning to Scots voters
16 Apr 2015 at 11:41am
Conservative leader David Cameron launches his Scottish party's manifesto by urging the electorate not to vote for the Labour/SNP "coalition of chaos".


Four million Scots register to vote
16 Apr 2015 at 9:15am
More than four million people in Scotland are registered to vote ahead of the UK general election, five days before the deadline closes.


Parties look at jobs and communities
16 Apr 2015 at 8:45am
Scotland's main political parties have been focussing on jobs, young people and local communities as they campaign across the country.


Referendum letter councillors cleared
16 Apr 2015 at 1:04pm
Seven Aberdeen councillors are cleared of breaching their code of conduct after they sent a letter to council tax payers saying the city would be better off as part of the UK.


Parties split over English votes
15 Apr 2015 at 10:49am
Parties clash on constitutional change, with the Liberal Democrats proposing an 'English-only' voting stage in their manifesto.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
2 Apr 2015 at 8:20am
Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed in the final first minister's questions before the Easter recess.


VIDEO: Murphy launches Scots Labour manifesto
17 Apr 2015 at 7:22am
Jim Murphy launches the Scottish Labour manifesto saying that only his party can prevent another Conservative government.


VIDEO: Cameron launches Scots Tory manifesto
16 Apr 2015 at 5:56am
David Cameron launches the Scottish Conservative manifesto calling the Labour and SNP a 'coalition of chaos'.


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A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

Britain-wide YouGov poll confirms Nicola Sturgeon defeated Miliband in the BB...
by James Kelly
19 Apr 2015 at 6:51am
Today's Britain-wide YouGov poll is the first to have been entirely conducted since the BBC leade...

Can you predict what Labour's excuse is going to be?
by James Kelly
18 Apr 2015 at 8:49am
When I took part in the recording of Derek Bateman's podcast the other day (you can listen to it ...

Astonishing new set of Ashcroft polls : Labour head for wipeout, as Jim Murph...
by James Kelly
17 Apr 2015 at 10:13am

A new batch of Ashcroft constituency polls is out this afternoon, with the most eye-catching resu...



Do the mainstream media truly not "get it", or are they deliberately trying t...
by James Kelly
17 Apr 2015 at 8:40am
I'm not sure how widespread this is, but certainly if you'd read either the Guardian or the BBC w...

Scottish viewers say Nicola Sturgeon won the BBC debate by a crushing 68% to ...
by James Kelly
16 Apr 2015 at 4:59pm
Who do you think 'won' the debate? (Survation, respondents in Scotland only) :

Nicola Sturgeon 67....

Super Sturgeon claims 31% backing in BRITAIN-WIDE post-debate poll from Surva...
by James Kelly
16 Apr 2015 at 4:26pm
[UPDATE, 11pm : The Survation datasets are now out, and show that viewers in Scotland think Nicol...

Here's how the Lib Dems magically get themselves into the lead in (some) of t...
by James Kelly
16 Apr 2015 at 9:09am
Slightly surprisingly, the Liberal Democrats have released the datasets for the internal poll of ...

Sensational poll commissioned by the Lib Dems suggests the SNP are within tou...
by James Kelly
15 Apr 2015 at 9:00am

Thanks to my namesake James on the previous thread for alerting me to the fact that the Lib Dems ...



Ed Miliband doesn't even seem to want your vote
by James Kelly
14 Apr 2015 at 11:42am
A second "quick note" of the day (I'm really going to have to dream up a different phrase), this ...

Massive Populus constituency polling underway - could it be Ashcroft III?
by James Kelly
14 Apr 2015 at 10:48am
Several people have either emailed or left comments over the last couple of days to say that they...

A bit more about the TNS poll
by James Kelly
14 Apr 2015 at 1:29am
Just a quick note to let you know that I have a new article at The National about yesterday's ext...

SNP vote soars into the stratosphere in breathtaking TNS poll
by James Kelly
13 Apr 2015 at 11:02am
TNS have today published their third full-scale Scottish poll since the referendum...

Scottish vo...

At last! A leaders' debate with rules.
by James Kelly
12 Apr 2015 at 10:21am
I'm thrilled that BBC Scotland have heeded my call on Thursday that much stricter rules should ap...

Housekeeping note
by James Kelly
12 Apr 2015 at 9:47am
For quite a while now, some of you have urged me to disable anonymous commenting on this blog, in...

When I find myself in times of boredom, my mate Murphy comes to me, speaking ...
by James Kelly
12 Apr 2015 at 12:20am
Can you guess which of these is a genuine tweet from Jim Murphy, and which one I've just made up?...


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Des Clarke: The parties must now face facts..They'll never get as many votes ...
by Des Clarke
19 Apr 2015 at 6:57am
DES sifts through the ridiculous situations politicians find themselves in during the run-up to t...


Former Labour MSP Tom McCabe dies aged 60
by Record Reporter
19 Apr 2015 at 6:42am
THE former MSP for Hamilton South was the first person elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999...


Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh reveals Alex Salmond and Sean Connery tried...
by Craig McDonald
19 Apr 2015 at 5:32am
WELSH, who is now based in Chicago, is a regular visitor back home and believes Scotland feels li...


General Election 2015: As SNP launch their manifesto, Nicola Sturgeon is adam...
by Nicola Sturgeon
19 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
FIRST Minister writes exclusively for the Sunday Mail, reveals the SNP's priorities and says we s...


General Election 2015: SNP pledge to help hard-hit families heat their homes
by Mark Aitken
19 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
IT'S power to the people as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vows to get tough with energy companies.


Sunday Mail opinion: SNP has to pay more than lip service to the issue of fai...
by Mail Opinion
19 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
WE need to be assured that pledges of decent wages, job security and decent terms and conditions ...


Gerry Hassan: Politicians are telling us the future is certain - but we voter...
by Gerry Hassan
18 Apr 2015 at 6:01pm
LABOUR and Tories are kidding themselves on if they think majority Government is within their rea...


General Election 2015: First Minister claims SNP is now 'the national party o...
by Record Reporter
18 Apr 2015 at 12:13pm
NICOLA Sturgeon joins former boss Alex Salmond on campaign trail putting Labour leader Ed Miliban...


General Election 2015: Jim Murphy vows to recruit 500 GPs at Labour's Scottis...
by Torcuil Crichton
18 Apr 2015 at 2:55am
THE LABOUR leader has pledged to to hire 500 more GPs if Labour win the General Election on May 7.


Mind the gap: Labour and Jim Murphy face being swept away in SNP rout, accord...
by Torcuil Crichton
17 Apr 2015 at 2:14pm
SURVEYS of Labour seats normally deemed "safe" show the SNP advance has increased with Scottish L...


BBC Election Debate 2015: Ed Miliband snubs Nicola Sturgeon as she offers hel...
by Andy Philip
17 Apr 2015 at 2:12am
THE Labour leader simply said 'it's a no' when Scotland's First Minister made a bare-bones invita...


BBC Election Debate 2015: Coalition flirting steps up a gear as Nicola Sturge...
by Mikey Smith
17 Apr 2015 at 12:50am
THE SNP leader offered to help Ed Miliband get rid of the Tories in her clearest coalition overtu...


General Election Leaders' Debate: Live coverage as five of the main oppositio...
by Ross McCafferty
16 Apr 2015 at 4:28pm
JOIN us for live coverage of the latest TV debate ahead of next months General Election involving...


BBC Election Debate 2015: Absent David Cameron biggest loser as Ed Miliband r...
by Ben Glaze
16 Apr 2015 at 4:17pm
Labour leader Miliband gave a fiery performance while the gutless Tory PM took a kicking from all...


David Cameron: The SNP Labour wipeout will hand me the keys to No.10
by David Clegg
16 Apr 2015 at 3:27pm
David Cameron told supporters at the Scottish Conservative party's manifesto launch i Glasgow tha...


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BREAKING: The BBC would like to apologise to viewers following this morning's...
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19 Apr 2015 at 3:22pm
BREAKING: The BBC would like to apologise to viewers following this morning's edition of the Dail...

CAMPAIGN NEWS The Liberal Democrats' election campaign ground to a halt yeste...
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16 Apr 2015 at 4:49am
CAMPAIGN NEWS
The Liberal Democrats' election campaign ground to a halt yesterday when the party'...

EXCLUSIVE: The following is a transcript of an interview by Anne Drumar with ...
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12 Apr 2015 at 10:30am
EXCLUSIVE: The following is a transcript of an interview by Anne Drumar with Scottish Labour's du...

Who would want the life of a labour MP? In this genuine election leaflet, Joh...
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10 Apr 2015 at 12:24pm
Who would want the life of a labour MP? In this genuine election leaflet, John Robertson complain...

BREAKING NEWS: An internal inquiry has been initiated to discover the person ...
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10 Apr 2015 at 6:31am
BREAKING NEWS: An internal inquiry has been initiated to discover the person responsible for the ...

BREAKING NEWS: The estimated size of an oil find near Gatwick Airport has bee...
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9 Apr 2015 at 3:45pm
BREAKING NEWS: The estimated size of an oil find near Gatwick Airport has been upgraded to 100 bi...

BREAKING NEWS: Digital enhancement of a photograph of Scottish Secretary Alis...
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6 Apr 2015 at 12:00pm
BREAKING NEWS: Digital enhancement of a photograph of Scottish Secretary Alisdair Carmichael has ...

The BBC apologises for this captioning error. It should, of course, have read...
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6 Apr 2015 at 8:06am
The BBC apologises for this captioning error. It should, of course, have read "HARDON COLLIDER RE...

BBC Scotlandshire would like to wish all of our viewers, and most particularl...
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6 Apr 2015 at 6:39am
BBC Scotlandshire would like to wish all of our viewers, and most particularly those who are SLab...

BREAKING NEWS: Scottish Labour leader Jim Morphy has denied a newspaper's cla...
by BBC Scotlandshire
4 Apr 2015 at 8:20am
BREAKING NEWS: Scottish Labour leader Jim Morphy has denied a newspaper's claim he told a German ...

GAME REVIEW: As we approach the General Election in May, Dundee games develop...
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3 Apr 2015 at 11:00am
GAME REVIEW:
As we approach the General Election in May, Dundee games developers Rock Steady Poll...

EXCLUSIVE: Labour MPs preparing to visit Scotlandshire for "Imperial Masters ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
2 Apr 2015 at 4:56am
EXCLUSIVE: Labour MPs preparing to visit Scotlandshire for "Imperial Masters II" hire the biggest...

EXCLUSIVE: A new poll by Lord Ashcroft has suggested that the Scottish Nation...
by BBC Scotlandshire
1 Apr 2015 at 6:06am
EXCLUSIVE: A new poll by Lord Ashcroft has suggested that the Scottish Nationalist Party would be...

You just know a great idea when you see it. #LabourMugs
by BBC Scotlandshire
30 Mar 2015 at 9:45am
You just know a great idea when you see it. #LabourMugs




EXCLUSIVE: Disaster was averted at the last minute as SNP plan to make Holyro...
by BBC Scotlandshire
29 Mar 2015 at 1:21pm
EXCLUSIVE: Disaster was averted at the last minute as SNP plan to make Holyrood permanent almost ...


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INEOS bosses fail to ?love bomb? Denny residents
by bellacaledonia
19 Apr 2015 at 11:48am
By Liz Thomson If the performance by INEOS bosses at the first fracking community engagement even...


Is Scotland Sacred?
by bellacaledonia
19 Apr 2015 at 3:37am
By @Jonathan_Rowson Dad, is Scotland Sacred? Don?t be ridiculous, son. Scotland?s not even sovere...


Blukip and the Black Hole
by bellacaledonia
17 Apr 2015 at 7:40am
By Mike Small As the full horror of Nigel Farage emerges into the daylight, the prospect of keepi...


Don?t Stop Me Now
by bellacaledonia
17 Apr 2015 at 7:06am
Greg Moodie has Jim Murphy gatecrashing the leaders' debate. For no particular reason. It doesn't...


Land Reform: another way is possible
by bellacaledonia
15 Apr 2015 at 11:29am
By Johnny Marten The movement for land reform is gathering speed.  It feels like exciting times. ...


Ish ? the problem for Scottish Labour
by bellacaledonia
14 Apr 2015 at 1:08pm
Robin McAlpine on Scottish Labour’s identity crisis. A Tory acquaintance of mine was canvassing f...


The Big Other is Watching You
by bellacaledonia
11 Apr 2015 at 9:52am
By Mark Smith Most big stories in today?s media include analyses of the way social media reacts t...


The Good, The Bad and the Inconsequential
by bellacaledonia
10 Apr 2015 at 10:51am
Greg Moodie gets debate fatigue.


Changing Scotland?s State of Mind
by bellacaledonia
10 Apr 2015 at 7:03am
Scottishness and Britishness are not the constitution. They are cultural ideas and they have mean...


Jim Murphy ? Saviour of the Union (The Movie)
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9 Apr 2015 at 12:06pm
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Scottish independence: a dream deferred - Financial Times
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Scottish independence: a dream deferred
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Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is ....
27 Mar 2015 at 5:58am

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General Election 2015: Labour-SNP partnership would revive Scottish ... - The...
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Sturgeon's Wrecking Ball - The Times (subscription)
19 Apr 2015 at 2:56pm

Sturgeon's Wrecking Ball
The Times (subscription)
Today's publication of the Scottish National Part...


The UK general election may hurt your wallet - Khaleej Times
19 Apr 2015 at 2:44pm

The UK general election may hurt your wallet
Khaleej Times
Many of these, like the SNP which seeks ...


Conservatives pledge annual report on Scottish government impact on UK - The ...
19 Apr 2015 at 2:42pm

The Guardian

Conservatives pledge annual report on Scottish government impact on UK
The Guardian
The...


April 20: Yorkshire should not take lectures from SNP politicians - Yorkshire...
19 Apr 2015 at 2:11pm

April 20: Yorkshire should not take lectures from SNP politicians
Yorkshire Post
I COULD not allow ...


Clegg Demands Cameron Rule Out Post-Election Tory Alliance With Ukip - Huffin...
19 Apr 2015 at 2:09pm

Huffington Post UK

Clegg Demands Cameron Rule Out Post-Election Tory Alliance With Ukip
Huffington ...


Between a rock and a hard place in SNP land - The Times (subscription)
19 Apr 2015 at 2:08pm

Between a rock and a hard place in SNP land
The Times (subscription)
A hesitant new tribe arises in...


The SNP as threat and opportunity for Labour - The Guardian
19 Apr 2015 at 1:58pm

The Guardian

The SNP as threat and opportunity for Labour
The Guardian
The main purpose of the SNP i...


Miliband is puppet of Scots in new Tory poster - Hindustan Times
19 Apr 2015 at 1:33pm

Hindustan Times

Miliband is puppet of Scots in new Tory poster
Hindustan Times
If Labour leader Ed M...


General Election Result Too Close To Call As Cameron And Miliband Ramp Up ......
19 Apr 2015 at 1:01pm

Huffington Post UK

General Election Result Too Close To Call As Cameron And Miliband Ramp Up ...
Hu...


A wild dream of independent England. - The Fortnightly Review
19 Apr 2015 at 12:58pm

A wild dream of independent England.
The Fortnightly Review
Miliband will be seen to be weak becaus...



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Referendum 2014 (Google News)

scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
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Referendum Reshapes Scottish Political Terrain - New York Times
18 Apr 2015 at 12:35am

New York Times

Referendum Reshapes Scottish Political Terrain
New York Times
PAISLEY, Scotland ? Mha...


Have Pollsters Become Too Powerful? - The New Republic
18 Apr 2015 at 11:06pm

Have Pollsters Become Too Powerful?
The New Republic
The last time Peter Kellner forecast the resul...


Election 2015: Sturgeon says only 'material change' could spark Scots referen...
8 Apr 2015 at 5:52pm

BBC News

Election 2015: Sturgeon says only 'material change' could spark Scots referendum
BBC News
T...


'Not paranoid': Scottish independence threat forced full deployment of UK ......
16 Apr 2015 at 12:06am

RT

'Not paranoid': Scottish independence threat forced full deployment of UK ...
RT
As Scots headed ...


Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is ....
27 Mar 2015 at 5:58am

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is...


Nicola Sturgeon jeered in TV debate after suggesting Scotland will hold ... -...
8 Apr 2015 at 4:24am

The Independent

Nicola Sturgeon jeered in TV debate after suggesting Scotland will hold ...
The Ind...


SNP's Nicola Sturgeon under fire after leaving the door open to another ... -...
12 Apr 2015 at 12:09pm

stv.tv

SNP's Nicola Sturgeon under fire after leaving the door open to another ...
Daily Mail
SNP le...


Scotland may get second indyref - Nicola Sturgeon - Scotsman (blog)
31 Mar 2015 at 6:03pm

Scotsman (blog)

Scotland may get second indyref - Nicola Sturgeon
Scotsman (blog)
?But that's only g...


Reasoned debate is the first casualty in post-referendum Scotland - Irish Times
3 Apr 2015 at 3:39am

Irish Times

Reasoned debate is the first casualty in post-referendum Scotland
Irish Times
For now, p...


CIPFA Scotland: independence referendum 'prompted political shift' - Public F...
26 Mar 2015 at 11:08am

Bloomberg

CIPFA Scotland: independence referendum 'prompted political shift'
Public Finance
The inde...



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Alistair Carmichael Unemployed?
19 Apr 2015 at 11:44am

I very much doubt it, but you never know.

 

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What Would Snp Do For Ruk?
19 Apr 2015 at 5:50am
What would the SNP do for the rest of the UK if it they did a post-election deal with Labour?

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Any Musicians?
19 Apr 2015 at 5:00am
Get into a bit of this - brilliant deal.

http://local.amazon.co.uk/Glasgow/B00T9LPTUC/one-year-su...

Edinburgh Airport Security
18 Apr 2015 at 11:41pm
Ooooft what have they done. On a par with Heathrow and Gatwick for utter stupidity

Shove Your Labour Up Your Arse
18 Apr 2015 at 6:29pm




A Bit Late But.......
18 Apr 2015 at 2:20pm

If you are suck at home tonight The Guard is on Film 4 at 9 it's a modest, low budget film that i...



Orange Walk
18 Apr 2015 at 9:09am
Nothing like the sight of an Orange Walk and the vast ugliness of the "hanger ons" to make you do...

Fao Flure Snp Seats Sweep
17 Apr 2015 at 3:32pm

What about it Flure ? Sunshine appeal sweep ?



May 8Th Freedom Square
17 Apr 2015 at 1:39pm

Any partys planned if the result goes our way for Freedom Square ? We can show the Nawbags How it...



John From Aberdeen On Morning Call
17 Apr 2015 at 1:36pm

The most anti SNP man in Scotland. John from Aberdeen on Radio Scotland's Morning Call nearly eve...




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Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

Conservatives pledge annual report on Scottish government impact on UK
by Patrick Wintour Political editor
19 Apr 2015 at 2:42pm

David Cameron said other areas of the UK should be able to take compensatory action if Scottish government decisions affect them

David Cameron will vow on Monday to prevent England, Wales and North...



The SNP as threat and opportunity for Labour | Letters
by Letters
19 Apr 2015 at 1:58pm

The main purpose of the SNP is to bring about an independent Scotland. It thinks that it will be more likely to achieve this if we have a Tory government. And a large SNP vote is going to make it l...



Labour-SNP coalition would be calamitous, says David Cameron
by Patrick Wintour Political editor
19 Apr 2015 at 6:22am

Prime minister says on Andrew Marr Show that the prospect of a minority Labour administration propped up by the Scottish National party was frightening

David Cameron has said a minority Labour admin...



Nicola Sturgeon: ruling out new Scottish referendum would be undemocratic
by Rowena Mason
19 Apr 2015 at 5:05am

SNP leader refuses to rule out referendum during next parliament ahead of Monday?s launch of party manifesto


The Scottish National party leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has said it would not be democratic ...



Alex Salmond: Ed Miliband ?foolish? to rule out SNP election deal
by Dominic Smith and agencies
18 Apr 2015 at 5:28am

Former Scottish National party leader says all parties would have to react to the ?electorate?s judgment? after polling day

The former SNP leader Alex Salmond has warned Ed Miliband he will find it ...



Election 2015 ? live: Ed Miliband adviser warns of Tory ?fog of fear?
by Andrew Sparrow, Jamie Grierson and Mark Smith
17 Apr 2015 at 4:03pm
Axelrod: Tories ?increasingly panic-stricken?Fresh Ashcroft polling shows top Labour brass losing seatsCameron warns of Labour ?damage? in Welsh Conservative manifesto launchMiliband launches Labou...

Nicola Sturgeon keeps up pressure on Ed Miliband in bid to lock Tories out
by Patrick Wintour Political editor
17 Apr 2015 at 2:39pm

Scottish National party leader rebuffed by Labour who face defeat of star politicians in Scotland, according to new poll

Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National party leader, has pressed Ed Miliband ...



Martin Rowson on Nicola Sturgeon's offer to Ed Miliband ? cartoon
by Martin Rowson
17 Apr 2015 at 1:38pm

Scottish National party leader urges Labour to join together to keep David Cameron out of Downing Street

Continue reading...

Labour's Jim Murphy and Douglas Alexander set to lose seats to SNP - poll
by Rowena Mason and Libby Brooks
17 Apr 2015 at 11:49am

Ashcroft poll has Scottish Labour leader nine points behind in East Renfrewshire and campaign coordinator 11 points adrift in Paisley and Renfrewshire South

Scottish Labour?s leader and the party?s ...



Jim Murphy launches Scottish Labour's manifesto with rousing speech
by Libby Brooks Scotland reporter
17 Apr 2015 at 11:15am

Scottish Labour leader unveils 160 commitments ranging from breakfast clubs for the poorest children to an extra £1bn investment in Scotland?s NHS

Jim Murphy launched his party?s Scottish manifesto ...



David Cameron warns of Labour-SNP 'coalition of chaos'
by Patrick Wintour Political editor
17 Apr 2015 at 7:52am

PM says Ed Miliband would be in hock to Scottish nationalists if he is allowed to form a minority government

David Cameron has gone on the attack following the clash between Ed Miliband and Nicola S...



Nick Clegg urges Scots to vote tactically to keep out SNP
by Libby Brooks and Frances Perraudin
17 Apr 2015 at 7:15am

Liberal Democrat leader appeals to floating voters to help his party keep hold of 11 Scottish seats in face of SNP onslaught

Nick Clegg will on Friday call on voters in the 11 Scottish constituencie...



Salmond's leap: the mattress-diving teenager and other campaign miracles
by Libby Brooks
17 Apr 2015 at 4:32am

Talking a constituent down from window stunt, fixing another?s knee trouble ? is there anything resurgent Salmond cannot handle on election trail?

Alex Salmond is less than five minutes into his can...



Jim Murphy: 'We can't have rewards for the few and insecurity for the many'
by Libby Brooks Scotland reporter
17 Apr 2015 at 1:01am

The Scottish Labour leader is launching his election manifesto with the backbone theme that ?Scotland succeeds when working-class Scots succeed?

Both Tories and the SNP must stop playing politics wi...



BBC election debate live: Miliband spurns Sturgeon coalition pitch
by Andrew Sparrow
16 Apr 2015 at 6:53pm

Rolling coverage of the BBC?s challengers election debate, with Ed Miliband, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Farage, Natalie Bennett and Leanne Wood, with reaction and analysis and the results of the Survat...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Schrodinger?s Labour
by weegingerdug
19 Apr 2015 at 11:16am
We’re in that period before Christmas when the prezzies have already been wrapped up in an Ashcroft poll and put under the tree. Have we got that Murph E Coyote doll we asked for? The one that runs...

Jim Murphy, still big in Japan
by weegingerdug
17 Apr 2015 at 8:48am
We’re surrounded by morons. It’s official, it’s in the newspapers and on the telly. Or rather, it is the newspapers and the telly. They’re morons, idiots, fools, balloons, numpties, muppets, clowns...

Please tell me this is the last one
by weegingerdug
16 Apr 2015 at 3:36pm
Oh God, I don’t want to sit through this. There are navels to be defluffed, and wet paint that needs to be stared at. This debate is going to be very similar to the last one in at least one major r...

Toad hall and the tenants? buy out
by weegingerdug
16 Apr 2015 at 6:16am
The Lib Dems and UKIP launched their manifestos on Wednesday, and nobody in Scotland gave a toss. Nigel Farage is still a bawbag who blames everything on immigrants, and no one agrees with Nick – w...

The silence of the bams
by weegingerdug
14 Apr 2015 at 4:04pm
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha … and breathe … hahahahahahahahaha. That’s been me for the past day and a half. The Murph E Coyote has looked down past his frantically spinning paws and has seen t...

All your base are belong to us Jim
by weegingerdug
13 Apr 2015 at 9:46am
James Francis Murphy BA Politics (failed)’s sharply honed political instincts are being borne out. He told us there would be a late surge in Labour’s vote, and he’s right. There is indeed a late su...

Are you still there Gordon?
by weegingerdug
12 Apr 2015 at 12:03pm
I didn’t get up to watch the, ahem, debate on the Scottish Politics Show on Sunday morning. It was another of BBC Scotland’s sterling efforts to disengage punters from politics. A news announcer on...

The attack of the Milibawrph
by weegingerdug
11 Apr 2015 at 9:44am
Scotland was blessed yesterday by a visit from Labour’s hydra headed leadership, the three monkeys who hear only evil, see only evil and say only evil. It was another of those invitation only Labou...

Where no one has heard of Google
by weegingerdug
10 Apr 2015 at 6:58am
An opinion poll was published on Thursday night which, astonishingly, showed that the SNP are polling more than Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems combined. Fully 41% of people who voted Labour in...

Thank God that?s over
by weegingerdug
8 Apr 2015 at 4:04pm
Oh God. Am I a sucker for punishment. Am I in fact a masochist? Maybe I should spend my evenings dripping melted candle wax onto my nipples instead of watching these bloody debates. It would be les...


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