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Scottish Political News | Herald Scotland
Scottish Political News | Herald Scotland

Battle looms as Brown to stand down
22 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
GORDON Brown is expected to stand down as an MP at the next General Election after 32 years in politics.

Labour blunder into Rochester car crash after Cameron's kitchen-sink strategy...
21 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
THE Kent by-election was aptly described as the Tory car hurtling towards the brick wall of Rochester at breakneck speed only, seconds before impact, for Labour to jump in the way.

Extra safeguards in tax clawback move
21 Nov 2014 at 9:03pm
Extra safeguards are to be placed around the taxman's controversial new powers to seize money directly from people's bank accounts, the government has announced.

Unspun: The Politics Diary
21 Nov 2014 at 9:03pm

MP: Banking crisis to blame for our distrust of politicians
21 Nov 2014 at 9:02pm
DOUGLAS Alexander MP has linked the 2008 financial crash to the public's current lack of trust in politicians.

Police act on Westminster protesters
21 Nov 2014 at 9:02pm
PRO-DEMOCRACY ­protesters have descended on central London as the Occupy movement gathered to set up camp outside Parliament.

Osborne in deficit reduction strategy warning
21 Nov 2014 at 9:02pm
BRITAIN'S beleaguered public finances have caused George Osborne a fresh headache as new figures left the Chancellor on course to miss his deficit reduction target and offered limited scope for giveaways in his Autumn Statement next month.

Ukip wins a second MP with another by-election triumph
21 Nov 2014 at 2:05am
Ukip has gained its second directly-elected MP with victory over the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Frank Field MP: Labour risks becoming party of ghosts if it resists English d...
20 Nov 2014 at 10:08am
Labour risks becoming a party of ghosts representing a land that no longer exists if it resists English devolution to protect its Scottish power base, one of the party's senior MPs has indicated.

It's Klass warfare as Nessie forms part of the jibes in monster House
19 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
I haVE heard of being monstered but this was ridiculous.

Klass war as singer tears into Miliband
18 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
SINGER Myleene Klass has suffered a backlash after she took on Labour leader Ed Miliband in a TV debate with criticim of the party's mansion tax.

Warsi comes under attack after tweets
18 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
FORMER Tory Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi has sent a flurry of controversial tweets following the brutal murder of four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue.

Rebel MPs defeat the coalition over beer tie rules
18 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
THE UK Government has suffered humiliation after going down to its first legislative defeat over pubs and beer.

PM warns over global economy
17 Nov 2014 at 9:04pm
IT is now more important than ever to stick to the Coalition's long-term economic plan, David Cameron has told MPs, after cautioning that "red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global economy".

Labour MP rejects apology calls over minister 'lynching' remark
17 Nov 2014 at 9:02pm
A LABOUR MP has rejected requests to apologise for repeating comments about employment minister Esther McVey being lynched.


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New Scottish poll piles pressure on Ed Miliband
23 Nov 2014 at 11:12am

PRESSURE is continuing to mount on Labour leader Ed Miliband as a poll revealed that twice as many voters in Scotland thought David Cameron will make the better Prime Minister after general election in May next year.



Sarah Boyack has ?reservations? over tax powers
23 Nov 2014 at 10:54am

ONE OF THE candidates to become the new leader of Scottish Labour has expressed “reservations” about the full devolution of income tax powers to Holyrood.



Disabled Scots are ?losing out on work grants?
23 Nov 2014 at 10:30am

DISABLED PEOPLE in Scotland are losing out on money in support grants to help them into work, research from the Scottish Parliament suggests.



Jo Swinson: Rich OAPs ?should lose fuel money?
23 Nov 2014 at 7:29am

RICH PENSIONERS should be stripped of their winter fuel allowance to give young people cheaper bus tickets to work or college, according to the UK’s employment relations and equalities minister.



Calls for mental health services investment
23 Nov 2014 at 6:36am

THE ROYAL COLLEGE of Nursing (RCN) Scotland has called for more investment in mental health services after figures revealed the number of specialist nurses has fallen.



Ed Balls: Fund the NHS with bank fines
22 Nov 2014 at 6:41pm

LABOUR yesterday sought to deflect attention from the damaging snobbery row engulfing the party by calling for bank fines to be given to the NHS.



Scotland set for full control of income tax
22 Nov 2014 at 6:36pm

SCOTLAND is set to get full control over income tax and sweeping new welfare powers when the Smith Commission publishes its blueprint for strengthening the Scottish Parliament this week.



Spring election offers hope for Bahrainis
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

Four years have passed since Arab-Spring inspired protests first visited Bahrain, and time continues to prove a slow ­healer in the Persian Gulf ­island kingdom.



Leader: Smith commission proposals must be backed
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

IN less than a week, we will know what new powers are likely to be devolved from Westminster to the Scottish Parliament. The participants – Unionist and nationalists, alike – in Lord Smith’s ­commission on greater devolution will (all being well) have agreed a package that will reshape our democracy and further ­empower MSPs.



Free Europe faces up to 25 years of change
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

Twenty-five years ago the European post-war order, until then set, seemingly, in granite, collapsed as a wave of revolutions tore through Communist-controlled eastern Europe, destroying one-party systems and leaving a host of countries exulted and uncertain as they stood in the strange light of freedom.



Bid to allow random breath-tests in Scotland
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

PRESSURE is mounting on Westminster to allow random breath-testing to maximise the impact of Scotland’s new lower drink-drive limit, which comes into force next week.



Drumlanrig: Hopeful keen to show party credentials
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

THE annual Scottish Politician of the Year award at the Prestonfield House Hotel was, as usual, a rumbustious affair.



MoD secrecy fuels doubts over Clyde yards future
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

THE Ministry of Defence is ­under pressure to “come clean” over its agreement with contractor BAe after ministers ­refused to publish key documents which would outline whether shipbuilding work is still guaranteed for the Clyde.



Dani Garavelli: Miliband?s white van man bungling
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

IF THERE is any politician who ought to have sympathised with Emily Thornberry’s plight last week it is Ed Miliband. I mean, here is a man whose transformation from back-stabbing brother to national laughing stock has been ­co-ordinated by a hostile media which has gone out of its way to ­portray him as unelectable.



Euan McColm:Business as usual in new political era
22 Nov 2014 at 6:00pm

SCOTLAND has changed forever, haven’t you heard? Everyone says so. The election of Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister marks the dawn of a new era. Our politics is transformed. Not only this – and you may want to brace yourself – Scotland will never be the same again.




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Scottish independence, plus jokes.

Eliminating uncertainty
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
23 Nov 2014 at 12:00pm
In the wake of the story carried by many newspapers today about Scottish Labour changing its position on the devolution of taxation for (by our count) the 15th time, we thought it only fair that we should let each of the three candidates for the branch office managership explain it in their own words. We’re […]

Aneurin Bevan?s grave
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
23 Nov 2014 at 8:02am
Labour shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves on Sunday Politics. Did you spot what she got wrong, readers? “What our welfare state was based on was that you pay into the system, you contribute to the system, before you’re able to draw down on benefits.” No it wasn’t, you stupid, hateful woman. That’s the exact […]

Every which way but loose
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
23 Nov 2014 at 5:04am
The talk of the steamie in this weekend’s Sunday papers is that Scottish Labour are set to backpedal on the devolution of 100% of income tax, a position previously described by Gordon Brown – the great architect of “The Vow” – as a “Tory trap” which was “not in Scotland’s interests”. (Coincidentally, the papers also report […]

A man telling a lie
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
23 Nov 2014 at 3:52am
Ed Miliband on the BBC 10 O’Clock News, 21 November 2014.

Gander dislikes sauce
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
22 Nov 2014 at 6:36am
There’s a glorious piece in today’s Daily Mail from BritNat arch-troll Simon Heffer, in which he fumes and splutters about the outrageous idea of finding himself, thanks to the huge surge in support for the SNP since the referendum, ruled next year by a government “that only a small minority in England would have voted for”. We’re […]

Walking on broken glass
by Chris Cairns
22 Nov 2014 at 2:10am

Conflicting accounts
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
21 Nov 2014 at 8:48am
From an editorial in today’s Daily Record: “The debate in the House of Commons yesterday proved once and for all that The Vow is doing its job. David Cameron had to stick to his word under pressure from misguided backbenchers who demanded an end to the way Scotland is funded through the Barnett formula. The […]

The time is right
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
21 Nov 2014 at 5:08am
Last night, the Lib Dems outpolled the Monster Raving Loonies by just 198 votes. (Well, the original Monster Raving Loonies, anyway. Not the ones who won.) We’ve still got cash left over in the Wings kitty and it’s only £500 for an election deposit. We think it’s about time that we put up our own […]

A serious matter
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
20 Nov 2014 at 8:57am
Packed Labour benches for the devolution debate in the Commons today. We’re sure Gordon Brown’s just nipped out for a Snickers or something.

Not quite getting it
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
19 Nov 2014 at 11:33am
Labour MSP Kezia Dugdale today marked the historic nomination of Scotland’s first female First Minister with a Daily Record column in characteristically sour style, which waited until the second paragraph before sticking in a Margaret Thatcher comparison. It wasn’t until later that it got confusing. (Actually, that’s not quite true – the very first paragraph opened […]


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The latest stories from the Scotland politics section of the BBC News web site.


Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP
23 Nov 2014 at 5:05am
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to announce "within days" that he will stand down as an MP at the next election, reports suggest.


'Democracy rocks' for Nicola Sturgeon
22 Nov 2014 at 11:26am
Scotland's new first minister Nicola Sturgeon follows in the footsteps of pop stars Beyonce and Lady Gaga by appearing at Glasgow's Hydro arena.


Lib Dems back welfare devolution
22 Nov 2014 at 8:41am
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have given their backing to the transfer of powers over welfare to the Scottish Parliament.


Pro-indy newspaper details revealed
22 Nov 2014 at 9:17am
Details are released of a pilot which could lead to a new daily, pro-independence newspaper for Scotland.


Radical Independence in People's Vow
22 Nov 2014 at 7:09am
More than 3,000 people gather in Glasgow for the Radical Independence Campaign's annual conference.


Body to 'accelerate' wave power
22 Nov 2014 at 11:50am
A new body to encourage development in wave energy technology is announced the day after one wave power company called in the administrators.


Sturgeon announces new Scots cabinet
21 Nov 2014 at 12:41pm
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces the make-up of her new senior ministerial team, with an equal split of male and female members.


Cameron on attack over English votes
20 Nov 2014 at 7:17am
David Cameron says he is the only leader offering English votes for English laws, in heated exchanges at the Commons Liaison Committee.


Fresh probe over referendum letter
21 Nov 2014 at 11:57am
Seven senior councillors in Aberdeen are to face a Standards Commission investigation into a letter sent to residents ahead of the referendum.


Sturgeon named politician of year
21 Nov 2014 at 1:14am
Scotland's new first minister Nicola Sturgeon is named politician of the year at a ceremony in Edinburgh.


Young voters asked about poll views
21 Nov 2014 at 5:10am
Voters aged 16 and 17 who took part in the Scottish independence referendum are asked to tell a parliamentary committee about their experiences


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
20 Nov 2014 at 7:38am
Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed in her inaugural first minister's questions.


VIDEO: Meeting Scotland's new radicals
23 Nov 2014 at 5:53am
More than 3,000 people gathered in Glasgow on Saturday for the Radical Independence Campaign's conference, to discuss a left-wing vision of an independent Scotland.


VIDEO: Sturgeon elected new first minister
19 Nov 2014 at 9:33am
Nicola Sturgeon is elected as the new first minister of Scotland by members of the Scottish Parliament.


VIDEO: Robertson on future MP Salmond?
19 Nov 2014 at 9:10am
Angus Robertson says Alex Salmond could be a "excellent addition" to the SNP group of Westminster MPs in 2015.


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Review: Sturgeon plays to a packed house at the Hydro
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
23 Nov 2014 at 9:32am

By Robert Given

I joined the SNP 24 years ago. I have carried the card ever since.

I liked them when it seemed very few people did. I canvassed with Nicola and remember Alex and Kenny from the poll tax campaign days.  In rock and roll terms I bought the first single, watched them play the student union. Now that they have double platinum-selling albums, play stadiums with an international fan base and have changed lead singer a couple of times, is it still possible to love the SNP?

To The Hydro!



Celtic partly concede to pressure to pay the "Living Wage"
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
21 Nov 2014 at 3:45pm

By Phil Mac Giolla Bhain

Shareholder pressure has forced one of Scotland?s sporting institutions ? Celtic Football Club ? to back down partly in a two year battle over the ?Living Wage?.

Club chairman Ian Bankier signalled a change of heart at the opening of its annual general meeting when he announced that 180 permanent staff currently on the minimum wage can expect their pay to improve to the ?living wage? level of £7.85 an hour.



Swinney promoted as others go in Cabinet shuffle
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
21 Nov 2014 at 3:27pm

By Thomas Connolly

Finance Secretary John Swinney was promoted as two long-standing colleagues lost their Cabinet posts in First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's new government today.

As expected, Swinney will combine his finance role with that of Deputy First Minister, a role for which he was tipped heavily.



Sturgeon must be fleet of foot to negotiate political battlefield
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
20 Nov 2014 at 4:25am

Derek Bateman considers the positive reaction to Scotland's new First Minister

 

It is doubtful if Gordon Strachan would have been lauded with such fervour if he?d won the World Cup. Indeed, it is probably Andy Murray?s Wimbledon win that provides the last national outpouring of such undiluted affection.

 

In an age of citizen cynicism and a measurable disengagement from Westminster and institutional politics generally ? to be confirmed today in a UKIP-dominated by-election ? the un-selfconscious public love for both Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon is something of a phenomenon, especially in dour, unemotional Scotland.



Labour: One more bad week at Black Rock
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
18 Nov 2014 at 5:59am

Analysis by Thomas Connolly

Labour faces another devastating week at the hands of opinion pollsters, following the revelation that it stands to lose a staggering 35 seats to the SNP at next year?s UK general election.

The Survation poll, published in the Labour-supporting Daily Record, also carried the astonishing claim that party leader Ed Miliband is ?completely? trusted by a derisory two per cent of Scottish voters.



Now comes the real test for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
16 Nov 2014 at 11:25am

Commentary by Thomas Connolly

Welcome to the start of the SNP?s UK general election campaign. With a new leader in place and a massive surge in membership, the party spent the weekend getting on a war footing for the May 7 poll.

Nicola Sturgeon?s long expected elevation came in the most unexpected of circumstances. The resignation of a party leader after a referendum defeat usually signals a fearful entry into the doldrums.



BBC Scotland and the referendum: mismanagement, cuts and London indifference
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
14 Nov 2014 at 3:41pm

By a Newsnet Reporter

Journalists at BBC Scotland were hampered in their coverage of the independence referendum by poor management, budget cuts and London indifference, according to their union leader in Scotland.

In a devastating critique of what was going on within BBC Scotland headquarters at Pacific Quay, National Union of Journalists? Scottish organiser Paul Holleran described how a series of decisions were taken with little or no consultation.



Sturgeon and Hosie to lead SNP as UK election nears
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
14 Nov 2014 at 7:44am

By a Newsnet reporter

Nicola Sturgeon MSP took on the Scottish National Party leadership today, alongside her newly-elected deputy Stewart Hosie MP, on the platform at the annual conference in Perth.

Mr Hosie's election surprised some, given that popular MSP Keith Brown had been tipped as the deputy leadership favourite in a three-way contest that included Angela Constance MSP.



Salmond's place in history assured
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
13 Nov 2014 at 11:58am

On the day of Alex Salmond's final First Minister's Questions at Holyrood, Derek Bateman considers his legacy.

What was the pinnacle? After 20 years in leadership and seven as First Minister, Alex Salmond would be entitled to reply that longevity was his ultimate achievement.

More correctly, he could point to consistency, the true hallmark of success and one that contrasts sharply with the ebb and flow of personalities among his many opponents.



Creative Scotland still facing arts funding decision problems
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
12 Nov 2014 at 6:29am

By Hugh Kerr


Creative Scotland the troubled body responsible for distributing around £100 million of our money to fund the arts has managed to create a stushie over its first funding budget since it was relaunched.

In particular it has caused major comment by cutting the budget entirely of Scottish Youth Theatre, which was responsible for the beginnings of many great theatrical careers in Scotland.




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Scot Goes pop

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

The National
by James Kelly
22 Nov 2014 at 7:40pm

As I'm sure everyone and his auntie knows by now, tomorrow (Monday) will see the launch of The Na...



SNP just 2% behind Liberal Democrats in Britain-wide Opinium poll
by James Kelly
22 Nov 2014 at 3:25pm

It's probably worth mentioning this poll individually, because I won't be able to make use of it ...



Heads I win, tails you're a Liberal Democrat
by James Kelly
22 Nov 2014 at 1:11am
There's a very curious article on Reuters, which has a perfectly sound basic premise (that the UK...

Is Rochester and Strood the most important by-election since Darlington 1983?
by James Kelly
20 Nov 2014 at 2:41pm

We've discussed this before, but by-election upsets are much more important when they happen just...



Scot Goes Pop fundraiser closes with £5937 raised
by James Kelly
19 Nov 2014 at 9:24am
I'm delighted (and slightly relieved!) to say that the second Scot Goes Pop fundraiser has finall...

Confirmed : Survation found more supporters of independence than ever before ...
by James Kelly
19 Nov 2014 at 1:25am
I've finally had a chance to look at the datasets for this week's Survation poll, and as I suspec...

Should Scotland seek self-governing Crown Dependency status, like the Isle of...
by James Kelly
18 Nov 2014 at 4:00pm
A guest post by Gavin Falconer

One of the results of the independence referendum is that it makes ...

Respecting democracy and abolishing democracy are not the same thing
by James Kelly
18 Nov 2014 at 12:17pm
Last night I got into one of my occasional spats on Twitter, and this time it involved someone wh...

SNP rocket to Westminster vote of 46% in stupendous Survation survey
by James Kelly
17 Nov 2014 at 5:10pm
As was exclusively revealed here a few hours ago (well, after a fashion) there is a stonkingly br...

The alternative referendum
by James Kelly
17 Nov 2014 at 12:27pm

We're not there yet, because for now the only game in town is using next year's general election ...



Cameron's "it's all over" narrative falls apart as 60% of the Scottish electo...
by James Kelly
16 Nov 2014 at 5:22pm
Ignore the utterly desperate spin Davie Clegg of the Record is putting on the new Survation poll ...

Blankety-Blank, Blankety-Blank. Blankety-Blank, Blankety-Blank. Super Max G...
by James Kelly
16 Nov 2014 at 10:11am
I must have been living down a hole over the last week, because I somehow missed this notorious c...

The balancing act
by James Kelly
15 Nov 2014 at 2:10pm

John Curtice, widely acknowledged to be Scotland's only living psephologist (if another one is ev...



A #SexySocialDemocracy Top List
by James Kelly
14 Nov 2014 at 5:22pm
I have a new article at the International Business Times, listing the top ten reasons why progres...

Where now for the Home Rule Alliance?
by James Kelly
14 Nov 2014 at 11:51am
One of the biggest mysteries of the last few weeks has been whether the SNP leadership would say ...


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Former FM Henry McLeish urges Nicola Sturgeon to exploit first few months in job
by Mark Aitken
23 Nov 2014 at 7:41am
FORMER first minister Henry McLeish has advised new first minister Nicola Sturgeon to exploit her...


Revealed: Nicola Sturgeon shares her diary of first week as Scotland's new Fi...
by dailyrecord
23 Nov 2014 at 4:06am
HERE in exclusive words and pictures, Scotland's new FM shares her diary of life-changing, countr...


Gordon Brown set to resign within days despite Scottish referendum victory
by Vincent Moss
23 Nov 2014 at 12:55am
A CLOSE ally of the former Labour PM said Mr Brown wants to quit while he's ahead after salvaging...


Rich OAPs should lose winter fuel grant to pay for cheap travel for young peo...
by Record Reporter
22 Nov 2014 at 11:46am
EMPLOYMENT secretary Jo Swinson says subsidising wealthy pensioners' energy bills is difficult to...


Nicola Sturgeon unveils new cabinet split equally between sexes to shape Scot...
by Andy Philip
21 Nov 2014 at 4:22pm
THE new First Minister has already put her mark on the position, splitting her cabinet equally wi...


Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils her reshuffled cabinet ...
by Andy Philip
21 Nov 2014 at 3:39am
NICOLA Sturgeon's first appointment was making Finance Secretary John Swinney her deputy.


Rochester by-election: Recap updates and reaction after UKIP candidate Mark R...
by Jessica Best
21 Nov 2014 at 2:42am
The former Tory MP won in Rochester and Strood, with Nigel Farage saying the UKIP victory throws ...


Nicola Sturgeon vows to meet rape victim Erin O'Neill as one of her first act...
by David Clegg
21 Nov 2014 at 2:30am
STURGEON paid tribute to Erin's bravery at Holyrood and said she would be happy to meet her to di...


Nicola Sturgeon named Scotland's Politician of the Year the day after becomin...
by dailyrecord
21 Nov 2014 at 1:11am
WHILE indepedence campaigners failed to win September's referendum, Ms Sturgeon played a high-pro...


David Cameron faces Tory rebellion as he stands by independence referendum vo...
by Andy Philip
20 Nov 2014 at 4:51pm
DAVID Cameron has vowed to stand-by his pre-referendum promise to the Scots to keep the Barnett F...


Jim Murphy: There's nothing wrong with our great country that a change of gov...
by Jim Murphy
20 Nov 2014 at 4:26pm
SCOTTISH Labour leader hopeful Jim tells how Scots can dump the Tories at the general election


David Cameron: Extra powers for Scottish Parliament will go ahead as planned....
by Sam Lister
20 Nov 2014 at 8:19am
THE Prime Minister was giving evidence to the Commons Liaison Committee on the issue of Westminst...


Nicola Sturgeon officially becomes Scotland's fifth First Minister after bein...
by Hilary Duncanson
20 Nov 2014 at 4:37am
STURGEON will take First Minister's Questions this afternoon for the first time in the top role a...


Record View: Nicola Sturgeon's dream of being First among equals
by Record View
20 Nov 2014 at 4:06am
RECORD VIEW discusses Nicola Sturgeon's first speech since formally taking over from Alex Salmond...


Torcuil Crichton: Scottish Labour would be right to make decision on Trident ...
by Torcuil Crichton
19 Nov 2014 at 3:24pm
TORCUIL knows that the SNP's promise to remove Trident from Scotland was far from the truth.. in ...


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In a shock move, Treasury Minister and LibDem pin up ginger rodent, Danny Ale...
by BBC Scotlandshire
19 Nov 2014 at 4:13pm
In a shock move, Treasury Minister and LibDem pin up ginger rodent, Danny Alexander, has challeng...

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM POLICE SCOTLANDSHIRE FOR SCOTLANDSHIRE SUPPORTERS ATTEND...
by BBC Scotlandshire
18 Nov 2014 at 1:29pm
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM POLICE SCOTLANDSHIRE FOR SCOTLANDSHIRE SUPPORTERS ATTENDING THE MATCH TONIGH...

EXCLUSIVE: Scottish Labour's Neil Findlay MSP spills the (half baked) beans t...
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Nov 2014 at 1:49pm
EXCLUSIVE:
Scottish Labour's Neil Findlay MSP spills the (half baked) beans to BBC Scotlandshire'...

Both Sarah Boyack MSP and Neil Findlay MSP, the stalking-donkey contenders fo...
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Nov 2014 at 10:09am
Both Sarah Boyack MSP and Neil Findlay MSP, the stalking-donkey contenders for the Scottish Labou...

NATZ RALLY The Separatist Nationalist Party Conference will be on terrestria...
by BBC Scotlandshire
15 Nov 2014 at 4:49am
NATZ RALLY

The Separatist Nationalist Party Conference will be on terrestrial TV and online agai...

BREAKING NEWS New Scotlandshire Separatist Nationalist Party dictator and de...
by BBC Scotlandshire
14 Nov 2014 at 4:28am
BREAKING NEWS

New Scotlandshire Separatist Nationalist Party dictator and deputy dictator electe...

BREAKING: In one of his final acts as First Minister, outgoing premier Alex S...
by BBC Scotlandshire
11 Nov 2014 at 1:29pm
BREAKING:
In one of his final acts as First Minister, outgoing premier Alex Salmond has announced...

Murphy: In the end, it's all a question of trust.
by BBC Scotlandshire
11 Nov 2014 at 10:42am
Murphy: In the end, it's all a question of trust.




Forget Chris Morris and The Day Today, those idiot Dateline Scotland anchorme...
by BBC Scotlandshire
10 Nov 2014 at 4:32pm
Forget Chris Morris and The Day Today, those idiot Dateline Scotland anchormen, who we briefly co...

The young Natz trickster must be buying likes to have surpassed our choice fo...
by BBC Scotlandshire
10 Nov 2014 at 1:41pm
The young Natz trickster must be buying likes to have surpassed our choice for Labour in Scotland...

EXCLUSIVE: Following the Capital's 60% NO vote, the Scottish Goverment's new ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Nov 2014 at 6:27pm
EXCLUSIVE:
Following the Capital's 60% NO vote, the Scottish Goverment's new third Forth crossing...

BREAKING NEWS Spanish splittists vote for separation from Spain. With a tu...
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Nov 2014 at 6:13pm
BREAKING NEWS

Spanish splittists vote for separation from Spain.

With a turnout of 2,250,000 t...

Oor BBC Westminster colleagues haven't yet managed to rid London Labour of Re...
by BBC Scotlandshire
6 Nov 2014 at 10:09am
Oor BBC Westminster colleagues haven't yet managed to rid London Labour of Red Ed, now this wee S...

Oor choice for Leader of the North North British branch of London Labour has ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
6 Nov 2014 at 6:57am
Oor choice for Leader of the North North British branch of London Labour has a very serious chall...

Remember, remember...
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Nov 2014 at 8:44am
Remember, remember...





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What Happened Yesterday on Clydeside?
by bellacaledonia
23 Nov 2014 at 11:40am
By Peter Arnott On a day when Gordon Brown has announced his resignation from Parliament and the ...


The People?s Vow
by bellacaledonia
23 Nov 2014 at 11:39am
Alan Bissett read The People’s Vow at RIC2014… Filed under: Commentary Tagged: Alan Bissett, Vow


Scotland in Transition
by bellacaledonia
23 Nov 2014 at 11:22am
By Christopher Silver As Alex Salmond stepped out of the political limelight last weekend, I was ...


Matching Souls
by bellacaledonia
23 Nov 2014 at 10:59am
Barra’s finest meets Huas and Bailey Hicks in an awesome musical collaboration … Matching Souls –...


Labour: the Giant Carp
by bellacaledonia
21 Nov 2014 at 1:15pm
Our weekly toon from resident chuckle brother Mr Gregory Moodie ...


16 Days
by bellacaledonia
21 Nov 2014 at 8:51am
As part of the 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Bella made spac...


UKIP vs the Establishment
by bellacaledonia
21 Nov 2014 at 3:08am
By Haniya Khalid Nigel Farage, it seems, has tapped into an incredibly lucrative mass market: ele...


Trade Unions and the SNP
by bellacaledonia
19 Nov 2014 at 3:06pm
By Bill Ramsay A session at Saturday?s RIC conference will consider the future development of the...


Common Weal Edinburgh North & Leith
by bellacaledonia
18 Nov 2014 at 12:50pm
Two months on from the referendum, the first community-led ?Common? is now open in Leith! Hosted ...


Opposing Israeli Occupation
by bellacaledonia
18 Nov 2014 at 10:36am
The EU must do more to oppose Israel’s Occupation of Palestine, starting by hitting them where it...


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Scotland and Independence

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Pro-Scottish independence newspaper The National unveiled at Glasgow rally - ...
22 Nov 2014 at 10:35am

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Pro-Scottish independence newspaper The National unveiled at Glasgow rally
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Tories and Ukip to Win General Election While Brexit and Scottish Independenc...
21 Nov 2014 at 11:59pm

International Business Times UK

Tories and Ukip to Win General Election While Brexit and Scottish ...


Scotland's Independence Campaign So Isn't Over. - Forbes
20 Sep 2014 at 10:47am

Forbes

Scotland's Independence Campaign So Isn't Over.
Forbes
Politicians in Westminster, panicked b...


5 reasons to worry about Scottish vote - CNNMoney
9 Sep 2014 at 7:06am

New York Times

5 reasons to worry about Scottish vote
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Investors are selling British stocks ...


Heartache for those dreaming of Scottish independence - Washington Post
19 Sep 2014 at 1:51pm

New York Times

Heartache for those dreaming of Scottish independence
Washington Post
GLASGOW, Scotla...


The Upshot|Scotland's Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites -...
18 Sep 2014 at 11:43pm

New York Times

The Upshot|Scotland's Independence Vote Shows a Global Crisis of the Elites
New York...


Scotland independence debate heats up ahead of referendum Scotland to ... - CNN
10 Jun 2014 at 9:51am

Stanford University News

Scotland independence debate heats up ahead of referendum Scotland to ......


Scottish independence poll now puts Yes ahead - Scotsman
1 Nov 2014 at 5:45am

Scotsman

Scottish independence poll now puts Yes ahead
Scotsman
It comes on the back of a separate I...


Alex Salmond predicts his successor will bring in Scottish independence - Abe...
15 Nov 2014 at 5:16am

Aberdeen Press and Journal

Alex Salmond predicts his successor will bring in Scottish independence...


Scottish independence - The Economist
13 Sep 2014 at 4:04am

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Scottish independence
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After the referendum on Scottish independence on S...



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On #ric2014 and strategy for Scotland's New Left - Open Democracy
23 Nov 2014 at 1:09pm

On #ric2014 and strategy for Scotland's New Left
Open Democracy
For those in the SNP, it's them. Th...


The SNP membership bandwagon rolls on and hits the 90000 members mark - Mirro...
23 Nov 2014 at 12:53pm

Mirror.co.uk

The SNP membership bandwagon rolls on and hits the 90000 members mark
Mirror.co.uk
The ...


Scottish Labour leadership candidates seeking 'party unity' - stv.tv
23 Nov 2014 at 12:48pm

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Scottish Labour leadership candidates seeking 'party unity'
stv.tv
I've no idea about the dis...


Scottish Labour leader candidates call for party unity - Herald Scotland
23 Nov 2014 at 12:21pm

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Scottish Labour leader candidates call for party unity
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I've no idea ...


Nicola Sturgeon gig a triumphal celebration of Scottish nationalists' revival...
23 Nov 2014 at 12:11pm

Nicola Sturgeon gig a triumphal celebration of Scottish nationalists' revival
Financial Times
?Righ...


Study Enhances Understanding of Genetic Mechanisms of Memory - Medical Resear...
23 Nov 2014 at 11:26am

Study Enhances Understanding of Genetic Mechanisms of Memory
Medical Research News and Interviews ...


Leading economist calls for maximum tax autonomy - SNP (press release)
23 Nov 2014 at 8:15am

Leading economist calls for maximum tax autonomy
SNP (press release)
The SNP has welcomed the comme...


Former FM Henry McLeish urges Nicola Sturgeon to exploit first few months in ...
23 Nov 2014 at 7:46am

Scottish Daily Record

Former FM Henry McLeish urges Nicola Sturgeon to exploit first few months in...


SNP Islands Minister will be judged on deeds - Aberdeen Press and Journal
23 Nov 2014 at 7:32am

Aberdeen Press and Journal

SNP Islands Minister will be judged on deeds
Aberdeen Press and Journal
S...


Nicola Sturgeon to address 12000 supporters at Glasgow SNP event - stv.tv
23 Nov 2014 at 7:14am

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Nicola Sturgeon to address 12000 supporters at Glasgow SNP event
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Forget the referendum. Scotland now faces a 'neverendum' - The Globe and Mail
23 Nov 2014 at 8:46am

Forget the referendum. Scotland now faces a 'neverendum'
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SNP Warned To Stop 'Manoeuvring' For Second Referendum - Huffington Post UK
23 Nov 2014 at 3:59am

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SNP Warned To Stop 'Manoeuvring' For Second Referendum
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Veteran SNP MSP predicts a second referendum in 2017 - Herald Scotland
22 Nov 2014 at 9:09pm

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Veteran SNP MSP predicts a second referendum in 2017
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"Unlike some ot...


Scotland's referendum - The Economist (blog)
19 Sep 2014 at 1:08am

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Scotland's referendum
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Will the Scottish referendum lead to wider political change? - BBC News
21 Sep 2014 at 2:56am

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Will the Scottish referendum lead to wider political change?
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Poll: Should there be another independence referendum? - Scotland Now
22 Nov 2014 at 6:06pm

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Poll: Should there be another independence referendum?
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A NEW survey releas...


Independence referendum: A quarter of Scots NEVER want another poll on ... - ...
16 Nov 2014 at 4:09pm

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Independence referendum: A quarter of Scots NEVER want another poll on ...
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At-a-glance: Scottish referendum results - BBC News
19 Sep 2014 at 2:39am

BBC News

At-a-glance: Scottish referendum results
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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said...


Gordon Brown set to resign within days despite Scottish referendum victory - ...
22 Nov 2014 at 2:25pm

Mirror.co.uk

Gordon Brown set to resign within days despite Scottish referendum victory
Mirror.co.u...


Labour continue to pay for referendum ' blunder ' - SNP (press release)
23 Nov 2014 at 6:59am

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Labour continue to pay for referendum ' blunder '
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Home Cinema Projector
23 Nov 2014 at 7:18am

Anybody know anything about home cinema projectors? The stores I've been in have been rubbish.

 

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Accused Of Running A Red Light
23 Nov 2014 at 5:41am

I was stopped by the police and given a £100 fine and 3 penalty points fixed penalty. It was a bo...



92,000 Snp Members
23 Nov 2014 at 3:35am

And well on course for smashing the 100,000 barrier as well.

 

Can't be far off being the second ...



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23 Nov 2014 at 3:10am
Hi,I'm going to the Hydro for 1st time this week and would be really grateful for advice on the b...

Radical Independence Campaign Conference
22 Nov 2014 at 6:35pm

What a great event. Anyone else who was there got any views? Tariq AIi, Robin McAlpine, Patrick H...



The People's Vow
22 Nov 2014 at 5:48pm

Un F King Believable
22 Nov 2014 at 5:25pm
Got on train at Waverley at 9.30pm and just left it again! I swear it didn't reach queen street, ...

Film Thread Revival
22 Nov 2014 at 3:28pm
I finally got round to watching The Guard this evening following Larky's recommendation on the ol...

Brown To Resign
22 Nov 2014 at 2:35pm
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gordon-brown-set-resign-within-4676956

But how will he ensur...

Paddington Bear
22 Nov 2014 at 2:27pm

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Gordon Brown to quit? A career of near-greatness and fatal flaws
by Michael White
23 Nov 2014 at 12:57pm
Sometimes overshadowed by Blair, but he made his mark on Scottish independence and may yet do more useful work

As a political leader, Gordon Brown came close to being a great man. He had ? still has...



Gordon Brown to stand down as MP, reports say
by Press Association
23 Nov 2014 at 5:33am
Former prime minister is said to be ready to announce his departure from parliament after key Scottish referendum role

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is preparing to announce that he is standing...



Radical Independence and Nicola Sturgeon take Glasgow by storm
by Libby Brooks
22 Nov 2014 at 4:35pm

Thousands gather on the banks of the Clyde to talk about the future of the Scottish independence movement post-referendum

Here are a few key facts about what went down in Glasgow today: at least 15,...



Nicola Sturgeon announces Scottish cabinet with equal gender balance
by Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
21 Nov 2014 at 9:51am
New first minister reveals group comprising five men and five women including her as leader and John Swinney as deputy

Scotland?s first female first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a new ca...



Bravo Newsquest - your Scottish independence paper is shrewd and timely
by Roy Greenslade
21 Nov 2014 at 7:42am

The launch of the National matches the new mood in Scotland

The decision by Newsquest to give Scotland a new newspaper is a very shrewd commercial move. Here is a publisher listening to its audience...



Pro-independence daily paper the National to launch in Scotland
by Mark Sweney
21 Nov 2014 at 5:29am
Pilot launch of new daily tabloid, from the same stable as the Sunday Herald, will cost 50p and have print run of 50,000

Scotland is to get a new newspaper, the National, which will be the first Sco...



Cameron questioned by MPs about Scotland, devolution and Evel: Politics Live ...
by Andrew Sparrow
20 Nov 2014 at 7:25am

Rolling coverage of David Cameron being questioned by the Commons liaison committee about the Scottish independence referendum, devolution and English votes for English laws (Evel)

Summary of Camero...

What is the Labour party?s vision for Britain in Europe? | @guardianletters
by Guardian Staff
20 Nov 2014 at 12:15am

Alistair Darling is right to stress the disastrous consequences of Britain leaving the EU (We?re better together with Europe, so must learn from Scotland, 18 November), and he?s just as correct in ...



Nicola Sturgeon hails her appointment as positive message to girls of Scotland
by Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
19 Nov 2014 at 11:11am

As Sturgeon becomes first minister of Scotland she says she hopes her election leads to greater opportunity for all women

Nicola Sturgeon became Scotland?s first female first minister on Wednesday, ...



Government loses vote on pubs: Politics Live blog
by Andrew Sparrow
18 Nov 2014 at 12:15pm

Rolling coverage of all the day?s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May?s policing speech, Yvette Cooper?s immigration speech and Alex Salmond?s resignation statement in the ...



Alex Salmond is a paranoid loser, says former BBC chairman
by Chris Johnston
18 Nov 2014 at 12:13pm
Sir Christopher Bland urges BBC to defend itself from former SNP leader?s claim of bias during independence campaign

Alex Salmond has been labelled a ?paranoid loser? by a former BBC chairman, follo...



Alex Salmond challenged to ?put up or shut up? over plans for general election
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
18 Nov 2014 at 12:00pm
Scotland?s newly retired first minister accused by Lib Dem of toying with his constituents with Westminster rumours

Alex Salmond has been challenged to ?put up or shut up? after he fuelled speculati...



Farewell Alex Salmond, you leave a rich legacy | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
15 Nov 2014 at 6:05pm
The outgoing first minister should be remembered as a reforming and progressive leader. The country has much to thank him for

In a helicopter above Inverness, Alex Salmond was talking about life, de...



SNP could hold balance of power in Westminster, says Nicola Sturgeon
by Daniel Boffey
15 Nov 2014 at 11:36am
New leader suggests Labour would have to rethink austerity and Trident renewal and devolve real powers in return for support

The SNP?s new leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has suggested that Labour?s price ...



SNP conference - Nicola Sturgeon's speech: Politics Live blog
by Andrew Sparrow
15 Nov 2014 at 10:36am

Rolling coverage of the final day of the SNP conference in Perth, including Nicola Sturgeon?s speech

6.23pm GMT

UPDATE: Here is a comment from a spokesman for the Scottish Labour party on the speec...




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Have any of you heard the word mookie?
23 Nov 2014 at 11:45am

It means miserable apparently. My gran grew up in glasgow but now lives in edinburgh she said mookie (might be mooky) today I'd never heard that before and everybody else I ask has never heard of i...



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£14bn plan to share Scots water with England
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Going to Scotland for a week, what should I do?
23 Nov 2014 at 9:22am

Give me your best ideas! I'm really looking forward to visiting Scotland. Unfortunately it's only a short trip, but I hope to pack a lot in. Will be in early December. Haven't booked flights yet bu...



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10 pictures that will make you realise how amazing Edinburgh is.
by Dom
21 Nov 2014 at 6:48am
Someone?s day started badly this morning. Outside my flat on the street was the footprint of a trainer in dog shite, the thinnest of a progression from the corner where the offending pile sat. As t...

Labour?s Green hunt has been done before, and failed.
by Dom
18 Nov 2014 at 12:16pm
The most read article in the sidebar of the Swedish socialist newspaper Flamman is ?Are the Greens a bourgeois party?. The short answer is no, but the eagerness with which Sweden?s socialists are a...

November Holyrood voting intention
by James
18 Nov 2014 at 4:03am
The Daily Record‘s latest poll with Survation has Holyrood numbers which, shall we say, may add to the anxiety in Labour that they still haven’t hit bottom yet. Presumably a new leader will hope fo...

The personality battle ? leadership contests in a post-referendum Scotland
by Guest Blog
12 Nov 2014 at 7:51am
A guest today from Mark Diffley, Director of Ipsos Mori Scotland. Thanks Mark! In the fevered political climate six months before a general election, the ability of party leaders to appeal to voter...

Questions for the SNP depute leadership candidates
by James
11 Nov 2014 at 7:34am
The SNP may know who their next leader will be, but the polls are open until Wednesday night for the depute role, and there are three contenders. I thought I’d ask them all three awkward questions,...

Faraway, so close!
by Dom
8 Nov 2014 at 4:58pm
25 years ago the Berlin Wall came down. The most physical symbol of the division between East and West was pulled apart by the people that feared it. The spectre of a border dividing what was suppo...

Scoring the Labour candidates
by James
2 Nov 2014 at 9:54am
It’s time for a bit of science on the Labour leadership. Or at least an entirely subjective game of Top Trumps. If I’ve missed anything out, do let me know. All scores are out of 10. Issues Sarah B...

De-pressing depression: a personal reflection
by Malc
31 Oct 2014 at 4:48am
A brave and very personal guest post from Malc Harvey, one of the original founding team of this blog. Thanks Malc! Taking a leaf out of the book of John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furn...

There is only one coherent solution to Scottish Labour?s problems
by James
27 Oct 2014 at 10:23am
Prior to Johann Lamont’s doomed leadership, there was no leader of Scottish Labour, just a Leader Of Labour In the Scottish Parliament, a mere LOLITSP. Iain Gray, a much better politician than he e...

The wrong kind of policy on the lines
by James
22 Oct 2014 at 5:02am
The weekend before last, to my surprise, the Scottish Greens’ conference rejected a motion calling for free public transport. I don’t know why conference opposed it, but I know why I did, and why I...


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Biting the hand of Project Fear

The Scots tung
by weegingerdug
21 Nov 2014 at 2:51pm
The Scots tung: how to support it without tying up the Yes movement. A guest post by a Clear Contrair Spirit One of the insinuations heard (admittedly, mostly from English-based media) during the r...

Portillo moments on steroids
by weegingerdug
17 Nov 2014 at 6:52pm
So that’s it then, the end of an era. Alicsammin has bowed out as leader of the SNP. But it’s not the last we’ll be seeing of him, he’s going to be a thorn in the flesh of the Westminster parties f...

Still a reluctant anorak
by weegingerdug
15 Nov 2014 at 5:22am
A guest post by Samuel Miller (Macart) Well we?re eight weeks on from the vote and the world hasn?t come to a crashing halt. The sky isn?t raining blood. Sulphrous pits haven?t opened under our hom...

The oncoming train
by weegingerdug
12 Nov 2014 at 6:53pm
According to the Herald, Jim Murphy has promised that if he wins the election for manager of Labour’s Scottish dead meat counter he’s going to wrest power back from the London office. What he reall...

I want my devo max
by weegingerdug
9 Nov 2014 at 3:14pm
So where’s my devo max then? Like most people in Scotland who have been following political developments over the past few years – which is most people in Scotland – I fancy I have quite a good ide...

Up in smoke
by weegingerdug
6 Nov 2014 at 5:52am
It’s only after you break a bad habit that you realise just how bad it was for you. Like giving up smoking or voting Labour in Scotland. That’s been a vicious addiction that hundreds of thousands h...

Jim Murphy?s BOGOF
by weegingerdug
2 Nov 2014 at 4:20am
Less than two months after the referendum, you know, that vote that was supposed to establish the settled will of the Scottish people until the Sun expands in a ball of hot gas and consumes the Ear...

Red pandas and pop tarts
by weegingerdug
30 Oct 2014 at 7:42pm
The red panda is a real thing. It’s much smaller beastie than the better known giant panda, but it’s only marginally less endangered. According to Wikipedia, the red panda faces extinction because ...

scot2.scot gets ready to launch
by weegingerdug
29 Oct 2014 at 2:35pm
We live in a country where the people voted to continue to be ruled by a parliament in London. Okay, the majority wasn?t very large but it gave the parliament in London the green light to ?get ahea...

Spermatazoa and Jim Murphy
by weegingerdug
27 Oct 2014 at 6:19pm
What happens when you call an election and no one comes? Labour looks like it may be about to find out as each of those tipped as future pretendy leader of the pretendy “Scottish Labour” branch off...


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