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Cameron: teen benefit claimants will have to do community work 'from day one'
16 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
Unemployed 18 to 21-year-olds 'at risk' of spending a lifetime on benefits will be forced to carry out community work from day one of their claim, David Cameron will pledge today.

Polls suggest General Election still neck and neck
16 Feb 2015 at 6:10pm
A series of New opinion polls suggest the outcome of the General Election is still too close to call.

IDS: Unversal Credit is helping people back into work
15 Feb 2015 at 6:30pm
The architect of the government's controversial Universal Credit scheme has insisted there is evidence helping people find work quicker and earn more.

PM's ex-spin doctor: Blair and Brown needed couples counselling
15 Feb 2015 at 9:45am
Tony Blair's former spin doctor has revealed how he urged the then Prime Minister and Gordon Brown to seek couples counselling to patch up their difficult relationship.

SEX ABUSE INQUIRY COULD BE EXTENDED
15 Feb 2015 at 9:00am

BORIS TO GIVE UP HIS US CITIZENSHIP
15 Feb 2015 at 8:55am
Boris Johnson is to renounce his US citizenship, removing a potential obstacle to becoming Prime Minister.

French dispute claims they effectively blocked prosecutions linked to the HSB...
13 Feb 2015 at 6:21pm
French authorities have disputed the Coalition Government's claims they effectively blocked prosecutions linked to the HSBC tax avoidance allegations.

Poll gives Labour healthy lead in marginal Westminster seats
13 Feb 2015 at 12:20pm
Labour still has a significant lead over the Tories in key marginal seats despite the virtual dead heat nationwide, according to a poll.

Labour unveils plans to extend claw-back on bankers' bonuses
12 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
LABOUR today publishes its plans to reform Britain's banking system, which, it says, will extend the claw-back on bankers' bonuses, increase competition and get more lending to businesses.

Tories and Labour clash on education spending, each saying they'll spend more...
12 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
Labour and Conservatives have locked horns over education spending as General Election campaigning intensified with both sides insisting that their election promises were more generous to schools than their opponent's.

Carney issues warning on deflation
12 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
BRITAIN'S inflation rate could temporarily turn negative this spring because of the plunge in oil prices, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, has signalled.

Shapps denies proposed US-EU trade deal would lead to privatisation of NHS "n...
12 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
GRANT Shapps has denied a potential transatlantic trade deal between Europe and America would lead to the privatisation of the NHS, insisting, rather, it could "turbo-charge" the British economy by £10bn; £400 a year for every family.

Poll shows most people believe Miliband will stand up to big business but Cam...
12 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
THE Labour leader's bust-ups with business leaders could boost his popularity with voters, a poll has suggested, but Ed Miliband is still well behind David Cameron when it comes to who people think would best safeguard the British economy.

Miliband claims victory on tax and his brush with the Tory Establishment
12 Feb 2015 at 6:11pm
ED Miliband has claimed a moral victory on tax dodging after Lord Fink, the former Tory treasurer, drew back from his threat of legal action, admitting he had personally engaged in "vanilla" tax avoidance measures and claimed everyone did at some level.

Shapps accuses Sturgeon of double standards on wanting Scottish veto on EU re...
12 Feb 2015 at 6:10pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of double standards by the Conservative leadership, which has dismissed her proposal of a "double majority" on any EU referendum vote and made clear that, if the Tories won power on May 7, there would be a single UKwide vote.


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Scotsman

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Longannet closure ?no threat to Scots power supply?
17 Feb 2015 at 12:10pm

THERE is no threat to the security of Scotland’s electricity supply, according to the UK Government’s Business Secretary Vince Cable.



CalMac contract extended to encourage more bids
17 Feb 2015 at 6:31am

THE next Caledonian MacBrayne ferry contract will be extended to eight years to encourage more firms to bid for the £1 billion deal, transport minister Derek Mackay announced today.



80 Scots a year would use assisted suicide says MSP
17 Feb 2015 at 6:12am

About 80 terminally ill Scots are expected to take their own lives every year if assisted suicide is legalised, according to the MSP behind the proposal.



Comment: Mature women suffer most under austerity
16 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

ANYONE taking a serious look at the role of older women in the workforce is to be welcomed. But what is really needed to make difference is improving wages and tackling inequality. Any serious effort to tackle unemployment and raise living standards among older women should have at its heart properly funding public services and properly paying the largely female workforce delivering them.



SNP government against lifting football booze ban
16 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

HEALTH secretary Shona Robison has said she would take a lot of persuading to lift the ban on alcohol at football matches and would be “very sceptical” about the change in the law demanded by Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy.



Older Scots women cannot be ?forgotten generation?
16 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

OLDER women are “overlooked for promotion, subject to ­harassment and more likely to be unemployed” in Scotland, according to the head of a new commission launched by ­Labour.



Scott Macnab: The SNP and local democracy impasse
16 Feb 2015 at 4:00pm

THE current row between councils and the SNP government over teacher numbers looks increasingly poised to spill over into the biggest war in a generation at the heart of civic Scotland.



Peter Jones: Jim Murphy?s false Barnett formula
16 Feb 2015 at 4:00pm

THE Scottish Labour leader has got it wrong about how much Scotland would lose under SNP financial plans, writes Peter Jones.



Tories unveil action plan for rural Scotland
16 Feb 2015 at 11:54am

COUNCILS should be given the right to block new wind farms in their area, a new action plan for rural Scotland from the Conservatives says.



Ed Balls: ?Keep all odd-job? receipts
16 Feb 2015 at 7:42am

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has insisted his party is more interested in tackling tax dodging by “hedge funds” rather than “hedge trimmers” after Ed Balls came under fire for suggesting people should insist on getting a receipt for the smallest cash-in-hand jobs.



Nicola Sturgeon calls for North Sea oil tax change
16 Feb 2015 at 6:08am

THE UK Government can no longer ignore calls for urgent tax changes that could spark a “resurgence” in the North Sea oil industry, Nicola Sturgeon has said.



Historic landmark ?lost? by council blunder
16 Feb 2015 at 2:35am

A MAJOR legal blunder by ­Edinburgh council has seen the oldest parliamentary building in Britain, Parliament House, lost to the city.



Scottish Government ministers to visit Aberdeen
16 Feb 2015 at 1:39am

SCOTTISH Government ministers are carrying out a series of visits in Aberdeen today ahead of a meeting of the cabinet in the city.



Replacing Trident with jets ?would save £13bn?
15 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

REPLACING Trident with a nuclear deterrent dropped from the air would save up to £13 billion for priority defence equipment spending, a think-tank has claimed in a new report.



John Swinney ?acting illegally? on teacher numbers
15 Feb 2015 at 6:00pm

MINISTERS are facing the threat of an unprecedented legal challenge from Scotland’s councils over the “imposition” of a budget deal forcing them to maintain teacher numbers.




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Wings over Scotland blog

Wings Over Scotland
Scottish independence, plus jokes.

Vote banana, get tractor
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Feb 2015 at 5:19am
We’ve had the satire, now the real ones. We’re working on a diagram. “Vote SNP, get Labour”. “Vote SNP, get Tory”. “Vote Tory, get SNP”. “Vote UKIP, get Labour.” “Vote UKIP, get Tory”. “Vote UKIP, get Labour AND the SNP”. “Vote Labour, get Tory.” “Vote Tory, get Labour”. “Vote Lib Dem get Tory.” “Vote Green, […]

Throwing in the towel
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Feb 2015 at 4:00pm
Well, at least now we know why Labour are so wedded to this shameful lie. It’s because they’ve already given up on winning the rest of the UK. Because there is only one circumstance in which the above tweet can possibly be true, and that’s if the Tories have won in England, Wales and Northern […]

The politics of truthiness
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Feb 2015 at 10:11am
One of the main strengths of the No campaign in the independence referendum was that it had an efficient production line for†“truthiness”. Best known as a concept from the US satirical TV show The Colbert Report, the term means things that SOUND as if they’re true, and which people will therefore be inclined to believe, […]

Way back when
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Feb 2015 at 6:36am
Do you remember the old days, readers? We’re talking about the far-off era of ancient history when Labour insisted that the worst, most evil, most right-wing thing that any government could do was to cut Corporation Tax, and that it was vital Scotland didn’t become independent in case that catastrophe occurred: Obviously†that means 2013 and […]

An apology to Scottish Labour
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Feb 2015 at 12:27pm
We’re feeling a bit stupid right now, readers. Earlier on today we sarcastically dubbed Scottish Labour “geniuses” over their plans to reintroduce alcohol (and sectarian singing) back to Scottish football at exactly the point when Scotland seemed to have finally turned the corner in its dysfunctional relationship with alcohol. And this week vile cybernats had […]

A strange reaction
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Feb 2015 at 6:02am
Good news: All pretty encouraging stuff. And here’s Scottish Labour’s response to finding out that Scots are drinking less, dying from alcohol in lower numbers, committing significantly less booze-fuelled violent crime and beating up their partners less because of Old Firm games (Labour having cunningly waited until the year which could see regular league encounters […]

Soapbox: The Hangman?s Lottery
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
14 Feb 2015 at 6:59am
In September 2011, a group of US state employees took a man called Troy Davis from his prison cell in Atlanta, Georgia†to a small room and strapped him to a gurney. They inserted a needle into one of his veins, hooked it up†to some tubes connected to a machine and pressed a button on the […]

The spoiled paper
by Chris Cairns
14 Feb 2015 at 12:00am

Listening and engaging
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Feb 2015 at 8:14am
One of the compensations of living in England (from the perspective of editing a website about Scottish politics) is that you get a much clearer picture of how English people – who make up 85% of the UK electorate, and as such in practice determine who the government is – see the country’s political leaders. […]

Under the carpet
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
13 Feb 2015 at 5:53am
There’s a very strange article on the front page of the Herald website this morning. It’s an interview with Nigel Farage in which the UKIP leader insists that his party, not the SNP, will hold the balance of power in the UK parliament after May’s election. It’s a bold assertion given that current projections put […]


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


A&E stats to be reported weekly
17 Feb 2015 at 9:30am
Statistics for waiting times in the A&E departments of Scotland's hospitals are to be published weekly, the Scottish government announces.


Final arguments on assisted suicide
17 Feb 2015 at 7:50am
The MSP behind the Assisted Suicide Scotland bill tells MSPs it is "fit for purpose" in spite of claims of "flaws" in its detail.


'No threat to energy supply' - Cable
17 Feb 2015 at 4:09am
The UK government's Business Secretary Vince Cable says there is no threat to the security of Scotland's electricity supply.


Esso makes M74 'contamination' claim
17 Feb 2015 at 6:33am
A major oil firm sues the Scottish government over claims its property is being contaminated by chemicals from land used for the M74 extension.


Tories say clubs back booze ban end
17 Feb 2015 at 6:19am
The Scottish Conservatives say an overwhelming majority of football clubs in Scotland want an end to the alcohol ban at football matches.


Self-harm among children on the rise
16 Feb 2015 at 6:46pm
The number of young children admitted to hospitals in Scotland for self-harm doubles in parts of the country over a five-year period.


Scottish hospital death rates fall
17 Feb 2015 at 5:05am
The number of people dying within a month of admission to hospital has continued to fall, according to NHS statistics.


American crayfish petition lodged
17 Feb 2015 at 6:45am
Campaigners are urging the Scottish government to relax the rules on trapping non-native American signal crayfish.


Funding for Scots hydro scheme
16 Feb 2015 at 6:57pm
An £8.5m hydro electric scheme near Crianlarich is the first project to benefit from £60m of new green funding.


Lawyers consulted over teacher funds
16 Feb 2015 at 3:59am
Scotland's councils take legal advice over Scottish government plans to withhold money from any local authorities that cut teacher numbers.


Marine protection plan 'unambitious'
16 Feb 2015 at 8:11am
Plans to protect fragile marine habitats off the west coast of Scotland are described as "unambitious" by Highland Council.


Petition over new hospital parking
15 Feb 2015 at 6:30pm
A group of nurses collects thousands of signatures on a petition calling for more parking at a new hospital.


NHS Grampian 'making progress'
16 Feb 2015 at 6:17am
NHS Grampian has made "good progress" in the wake of three recent critical reports, the health board says.


Rules on exotic pets to be reviewed
15 Feb 2015 at 10:24am
The environment secretary announces a review of the trade and importation of exotic animals as pets in Scotland.


Fans asked about lifting alcohol ban
15 Feb 2015 at 8:55am
The Scottish Football Association is to begin a consultation on the sale of alcohol at stadiums during matches.


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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.

VOTE : Which of these songs should be the national anthem of an independent S...
by James Kelly
16 Feb 2015 at 8:12pm
As I said in a comment on the previous thread, the notion that there is some kind of doubt over w...

The Lib Dems' fondness for nuclear weapons makes them either stupid or illiberal
by James Kelly
16 Feb 2015 at 11:12am
Courtesy of the BBC iplayer, I've finally caught up with Alex Salmond's appearance on Any Questio...

Neil "Alligators" Lovatt is beside himself with excitement as the bookies fin...
by James Kelly
15 Feb 2015 at 5:39pm
After the disappointment of the rugby, my mind started turning to Scotland's upcoming appearance ...

Stopwatch injustice
by James Kelly
15 Feb 2015 at 11:02am
I'm not an expert on the laws of rugby, but surely something has just gone terribly wrong.  The d...

UKIP if you want to, but the Kipper's not for whipping
by James Kelly
15 Feb 2015 at 1:16am
In what is possibly the most important poll YouGov have conducted since the historic red trousers...

Housekeeping note about Facebook
by James Kelly
12 Feb 2015 at 5:56pm
Apologies to anyone who has tried to contact me on Facebook over the last few months.  I went on ...

SNP and Plaid Cymru overtake the Liberal Democrats across Britain in dizzying...
by James Kelly
12 Feb 2015 at 6:29am
The Evening Standard have revealed that their new Britain-wide Ipsos-Mori poll puts the SNP and P...

Ah, so THAT'S what Gregg McClymont's signature looks like
by James Kelly
11 Feb 2015 at 11:46am
Here are two facts -

Fact 1 : I received a letter today from Gregg McClymont, my local Labour MP. ...

More on the TNS-BMRB poll
by James Kelly
10 Feb 2015 at 11:37am
I've been reading through some of the comments on UK Polling Report about the new TNS poll, and R...

Tumultuous TNS-BMRB poll suggests the SNP are on course for a second overall ...
by James Kelly
10 Feb 2015 at 5:07am

Although the new TNS poll shows a somewhat lower SNP lead in Westminster voting intentions than o...



New TNS-BMRB poll gives the SNP a 10% lead - but the fieldwork dates overlap ...
by James Kelly
9 Feb 2015 at 5:48pm

A new full-scale Scottish poll is out tonight from TNS-BMRB...

Scottish voting intentions for the ...



All over the country, proud socialists are saying No Thanks to the "Yes for t...
by James Kelly
9 Feb 2015 at 8:33am

As Pete Wishart pointed out the other day, the ground-breaking "three Ms" comedy trio (McDougall,...



Allan Massie and the Mail on Sunday tell a direct lie about Alex Salmond
by James Kelly
8 Feb 2015 at 6:35am
I've just been reading through the barking mad Allan Massie piece in the Mail on Sunday that RevS...

If Nick Clegg loses his seat, would opportunity knock even louder for the SNP?
by James Kelly
7 Feb 2015 at 3:20pm

Michael Ashcroft's reputation as a pollster has taken a battering today, after he admitted that t...



Poll of Polls update, and a Six Nations prediction
by James Kelly
6 Feb 2015 at 12:30pm
I've been keeping a beady eye on the Scottish subsamples from GB-wide polls over the last couple ...


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Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

I found a video about Jim's selection...
17 Feb 2015 at 1:14pm
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Why I hate Scotland (warning: Rant)
17 Feb 2015 at 1:07pm

Hey Reddit, thought I'd share my story of "why Scotland can go fuck itself"

TL;DR: Got attacked b...



Can there be a Labour Scotland?
17 Feb 2015 at 11:44am
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Nurse! Quick!
17 Feb 2015 at 11:00am
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Patrick Harvie: Assisted suicide would end intolerable suffering and uncertainty
17 Feb 2015 at 10:59am
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Miliband ?too weak? to stand up to Sturgeon and Salmond
17 Feb 2015 at 10:58am
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The video is even better than the leaflet! Chaos for Britain.
17 Feb 2015 at 10:57am
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Scottish Engineering Academy creates pathway to success
17 Feb 2015 at 10:38am
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Why I love Glasgow
17 Feb 2015 at 10:30am
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Labour say voting SNP will help the Tories. But I just had this Lib Dem leafl...
17 Feb 2015 at 9:37am
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Scottish Comedian Frankie Boyle on Free Speech, offence
17 Feb 2015 at 9:35am
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Tomorrow I'm leaving Scotland
17 Feb 2015 at 9:14am

It's been over four years since I moved to Glasgow, but now I'm leaving as I've finished my PhD. ...



Big Brother is watching: Glasgow City Council partners with Israeli surveilla...
17 Feb 2015 at 8:51am
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Scottish Safety inspections fell by 30% in 2013/14
17 Feb 2015 at 8:51am
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Nicola Sturgeon urges tax cuts to aid ailing North Sea oil
17 Feb 2015 at 8:46am
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Daily Record

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Former Scots Tory leader Annabel Goldie: Alex Salmond was happy to work with ...
by David Clegg
17 Feb 2015 at 12:58am
IN AN interview with the Daily Record, Annabel Goldie slammed the SNP decision not to prop up a T...


Health Secretary Shona Robison: Lifting football match booze ban is backwards...
by Record Reporter
16 Feb 2015 at 5:07am
SCOTTISH Labour leader Jim Murphy says that football fans of today are paying or 'the sins of the...


Kezia Dugdale: It's not first time my Nationalist dad has embarrassed me
by Kezia Dugdale
16 Feb 2015 at 2:12am
LIKE most of us, KEZIA gets a bit embarrassed by her dad, but she makes the most of the lively po...


Record View: Jim Murphy abuse a new political low
by Record View
15 Feb 2015 at 3:05pm
RECORD VIEW says Jim Muprhy has never sought to make political capital of the Clutha tragedy - an...


Kezia Dugdale: Ditching alcohol ban at football grounds could help revitalise...
by Kezia Dugdale
15 Feb 2015 at 2:38pm
KEZIA says reintroducing alcohol at Scottish football grounds - carefully and responsibly - could...


Gerry Hassan: The chill of austerity is still with us - but is the climate fi...
by dailyrecord
14 Feb 2015 at 7:00pm
NEW approaches to constraints and cutbacks will define political and social agendas well beyong t...


Record view: Scandal of public cash for fatcats
by Record View
13 Feb 2015 at 4:12am
RECORD VIEW says it is scandalous that frontline medics are labouring with near-frozen salaries w...


Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy calls for probe into obscene bonuses for fa...
by Andy Philip
13 Feb 2015 at 1:16am
MURPHY demanded action after it emerged the NHS paid out at least £6.86million last year to senio...


Record View: Nicola Sturgeon right to deliver home truths on austerity
by Record View
12 Feb 2015 at 7:15am
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon was right to issue an economic lecture on the failures of austerit...


Torcuil Crichton: London gets lesson in Sturgeon economics
by Torcuil Crichton
12 Feb 2015 at 7:15am
VOTERS must look carefully at the anti-austerity options offered by the "progressive" SNP, opting...


Newcomer Lisa Cameron chosen by SNP to contest East Kilbride seat in UK election
by Lynda Nicol
12 Feb 2015 at 2:00am
CLINICAL psychologist and mum-of-two Lisa will attempt to win the East Kilbride, Strathaven and L...


Lazy Scots Tory Michael Gove uses £110,000 limo service to go 400 YARDS - and...
by Russell Myers
12 Feb 2015 at 12:56am
SCOTS Tory Michael Gove is caught by our sister paper the Mirror being ferried on daily trips fro...


Nicola Sturgeon's price of SNP coalition: Next UK government must spend £180 ...
by Torcuil Crichton
11 Feb 2015 at 2:37pm
HAVING already said she will not prop up a Tory government, Nicola Sturgeon will give Ed Miliband...


Nicola Sturgeon: Labour Government would need to abandon 'failed' austerity p...
by Ashleigh McGinley
11 Feb 2015 at 4:33am
THE First Minister said Ed Miliband would have to adopt a "more moderate" approach to deficit red...


General Election 2015: Margaret Curran urges Labour doubters to stick with pa...
by Andy Philip
11 Feb 2015 at 4:17am
THE Shadow Scottish Secretary said another five years of David Cameron and George Osborne at West...


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From Scottish Militant Ninja Turtle Studios, creators of 'SLAB: Left 4 Dead',...
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Feb 2015 at 11:36am
From Scottish Militant Ninja Turtle Studios, creators of 'SLAB: Left 4 Dead', comes Devolve, the ...

SHOCK NEWS! Scotlandshire to be 100% Tory by 2020.
by BBC Scotlandshire
16 Feb 2015 at 2:04pm
SHOCK NEWS! Scotlandshire to be 100% Tory by 2020.


Daddy Dawgdale's shame
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BREAKING: Shares in a number of key Scottish healthcare companies have experi...
by BBC Scotlandshire
13 Feb 2015 at 5:00pm
BREAKING: Shares in a number of key Scottish healthcare companies have experienced a sudden and r...

Turmoil among the Alexanders : Confusions over sex : Pink vans : Drink drivin...
by BBC Scotlandshire
11 Feb 2015 at 8:05am
Turmoil among the Alexanders : Confusions over sex : Pink vans : Drink driving 16 year-olds at Ca...

Worried about Sony TVs listening to your conversations? Concerned about Israe...
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Feb 2015 at 2:01pm
Worried about Sony TVs listening to your conversations? Concerned about Israeli snooping on the s...

#CreepyJim says: I've stolen the word YES from the Natz. Who will now follow ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Feb 2015 at 12:07pm
#CreepyJim says: I've stolen the word YES from the Natz. Who will now follow me back to SLab?

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EXCLUSIVE: David Cameron has given his backing to plans to build a new museum...
by BBC Scotlandshire
8 Feb 2015 at 11:01am
EXCLUSIVE: David Cameron has given his backing to plans to build a new museum and library honouri...

EXCLUSIVE: In a shock announcement today, Jim Morphy MP, manager of Scotlands...
by BBC Scotlandshire
7 Feb 2015 at 1:02pm
EXCLUSIVE: In a shock announcement today, Jim Morphy MP, manager of Scotlandshire Labour party br...

Magz sez: "I did not have relations with that arms dealer" http://www.reddit....
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6 Feb 2015 at 11:36am
Magz sez: "I did not have relations with that arms dealer"
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This is a party political broadcast on behalf of the Grand Coalition (LabConD...
by BBC Scotlandshire
6 Feb 2015 at 6:41am
This is a party political broadcast on behalf of the Grand Coalition (LabConDem) party. Brrrr.


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EXCLUSIVE: Read our breakdown of the most important poll of our time.
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Feb 2015 at 12:41pm
EXCLUSIVE: Read our breakdown of the most important poll of our time.


Prof. Poultice on that 'asto...

#CreepyJim says: The Tories are planning a further £30bn of austerity cu...
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Feb 2015 at 6:49am
#CreepyJim says:
The Tories are planning a further £30bn of austerity cuts, whereas Labour vow to...

Following the release of today's Ashcroft polling results, a newly-formed tri...
by BBC Scotlandshire
4 Feb 2015 at 6:28am
Following the release of today's Ashcroft polling results, a newly-formed tribute act has brought...

As 'The VOW II' hits the screens this week, we speak to its star Gordon Brown...
by BBC Scotlandshire
3 Feb 2015 at 11:43am
As 'The VOW II' hits the screens this week, we speak to its star Gordon Brownlips.


Will 'The VOW I...

BREAKING: POLICE are hunting a "softly spoken Scotsman" who is using a new co...
by BBC Scotlandshire
2 Feb 2015 at 12:26pm
BREAKING:
POLICE are hunting a "softly spoken Scotsman" who is using a new con known as 'policy-s...


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Scotland's Fifth Estate


Obesity and the Constitution
by bellacaledonia
16 Feb 2015 at 3:24pm
Jack Ferguson on corporate food, benefits, class and the constitution. Welfare reform has been on...

Big Business, Tax and the Tories
by bellacaledonia
16 Feb 2015 at 2:26pm
By John Warren It has become a truism that there is a clear distinction between tax avoidance and...


Coastal Paradises Set to Become Coal Gas Experiments
by bellacaledonia
16 Feb 2015 at 6:01am
†Laura Eaton-Lewis discusses the wider energy debate and the threat to our water, our soil and ou...


It?s Not Pink
by bellacaledonia
13 Feb 2015 at 10:31am
Greg Moodie on the Labour Party's 'Woman to Woman' tour.


Most Hypocritical Benefit Fraud Bastards
by bellacaledonia
13 Feb 2015 at 8:23am
In January 2015 Department for Work and Pensions investigated 60 claimant suicides, with sanction...


Vanilla Politics
by bellacaledonia
12 Feb 2015 at 3:18pm
By Mike Small Since Nixon got hit with the description in 1960 as a man you wouldn’t want to buy ...


Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour and the Common Space
by bellacaledonia
12 Feb 2015 at 11:56am
Stephen Paton’s #LeftScotland 002 … Filed under: Commentary Tagged: #LeftScotland 002, Stephen Pa...


Hiding Fracking Inside the Infrastructures Bill ? the Tory push for all-out f...
by bellacaledonia
10 Feb 2015 at 9:56am
Lesley Docksey reflects on the issue of fracking across the UK. On January 26 Westminster voted t...


Did the Scots Invent Neoliberalism?
by bellacaledonia
9 Feb 2015 at 12:05pm
By Alistair Livingston 1. Introduction On 13 May 1988, prime minister Margaret Thatcher addressed...


Handbags and Handshakes
by bellacaledonia
9 Feb 2015 at 8:24am
By Mike Small The idea that £15 million is to be raised for a Thatcher Museum is a perverse one w...


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Scotland and Independence

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City Spy: Savvy Savvas Savouri tips Scottish independence rerun - Evening Sta...
13 Feb 2015 at 7:59am

Evening Standard

City Spy: Savvy Savvas Savouri tips Scottish independence rerun
Evening Standard
Ch...


Scottish independence: Vow had 'no impact' on vote - Scotsman
11 Feb 2015 at 5:47am

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Vow had 'no impact' on vote
Scotsman
The study also showed that the ...


Lessons from Scotland's independence battle - Socialist Worker Online
20 Jan 2015 at 2:40pm

Socialist Worker Online

Lessons from Scotland's independence battle
Socialist Worker Online
In a ref...


Scottish Labour MPs threaten to bar Ed Miliband from campaigning in their sea...
15 Feb 2015 at 12:04am

Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish Labour MPs threaten to bar Ed Miliband from campaigning in their seats
Tel...


Scottish independence: when, not if -- how Westminster lost Scotland - Links ...
3 Feb 2015 at 6:49pm

Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Scottish independence: when, not if -- how Westmi...


Scottish independence: 'No' groups outspent 'Yes' - Scotsman
3 Feb 2015 at 9:46am

Scotsman

Scottish independence: 'No' groups outspent 'Yes'
Scotsman
On the Yes side, Business for Sc...


Banks dust off plans for Scottish independence as SNP coalition forecast ... ...
5 Feb 2015 at 2:16am

CITY A.M.

Banks dust off plans for Scottish independence as SNP coalition forecast ...
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Daily catch-up: in opposition to Scottish independence, and in defence of Chi...
22 Jan 2015 at 3:10am

The Independent

Daily catch-up: in opposition to Scottish independence, and in defence of Chilcot
T...


Tom Peterkin: Scots general election influence - Scotsman
7 Feb 2015 at 6:02pm

Scotsman

Tom Peterkin: Scots general election influence
Scotsman
The existence of another Conservati...


English voters believe Labour-SNP coalition will destabilise Britain - Telegr...
30 Jan 2015 at 7:00am

Telegraph.co.uk

English voters believe Labour-SNP coalition will destabilise Britain
Telegraph.co.u...



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Weekly plan for waiting-times data - Full-Time Whistle
17 Feb 2015 at 12:45pm

Full-Time Whistle

Weekly plan for waiting-times data
Full-Time Whistle
But the SNP insisted the figu...


Daisley Mail: Stephen Daisley on Alex Salmond, SNP and Ukip Channel 4 show - ...
17 Feb 2015 at 12:42pm

stv.tv

Daisley Mail: Stephen Daisley on Alex Salmond, SNP and Ukip Channel 4 show
stv.tv
Channel 4 h...


Scotland 'could rely on England to keep the lights on' - Telegraph.co.uk
17 Feb 2015 at 12:28pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Scotland 'could rely on England to keep the lights on'
Telegraph.co.uk
SNP ministers...


Shona Robison demands Jim Murphy apologises over cancelled operations claim -...
17 Feb 2015 at 12:13pm

Shona Robison demands Jim Murphy apologises over cancelled operations claim
stv.tv
Mr Murphy stated...


Scottish football clubs 'want to scrap alcohol ban' - Telegraph.co.uk
17 Feb 2015 at 11:41am

Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish football clubs 'want to scrap alcohol ban'
Telegraph.co.uk
She said Scots a...


SNP's £100 million 'sticking plaster' for Scotland's worst schools - Telegrap...
17 Feb 2015 at 11:34am

Telegraph.co.uk

SNP's £100 million 'sticking plaster' for Scotland's worst schools
Telegraph.co.uk
B...


General Election 2015: Will Danny Alexander lose his seat in May? - The Indep...
17 Feb 2015 at 11:32am

The Independent

General Election 2015: Will Danny Alexander lose his seat in May?
The Independent
Th...


MP lodges Danny Alexander A9 camera motion - Aberdeen Press and Journal
17 Feb 2015 at 9:04am

Aberdeen Press and Journal

MP lodges Danny Alexander A9 camera motion
Aberdeen Press and Journal
A s...


"Fair pay for a fair day's work" - SNP (press release)
17 Feb 2015 at 8:37am

"Fair pay for a fair day's work"
SNP (press release)
?But the Scottish Government could do even mor...


Jim Murphy accused of 'fiddling' NHS figures by SNP - The Courier
17 Feb 2015 at 10:46am

The Courier

Jim Murphy accused of 'fiddling' NHS figures by SNP
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But the SNP insisted the...



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This Scottish Man Quit His Job To Vote Yes In The Referendum And Has Been ......
17 Feb 2015 at 7:18am

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This Scottish Man Quit His Job To Vote Yes In The Referendum And Has Been ...
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Aberdeen councillors 'warned over referendum letter' - BBC News
11 Feb 2015 at 6:42am

BBC News

Aberdeen councillors 'warned over referendum letter'
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Scotland referendum: Better Together 'No' campaigners outspent pro ... - Scot...
3 Feb 2015 at 11:21am

Scottish Daily Record

Scotland referendum: Better Together 'No' campaigners outspent pro ...
Scotti...


Commercial property deals surge in Scotland after referendum - Herald Scotland
11 Feb 2015 at 6:23pm

Commercial property deals surge in Scotland after referendum
Herald Scotland
Nearly a third of the ...


Analysis: James Corbett on the Scottish Conservatives after the referendum - ...
10 Feb 2015 at 8:55am

stv.tv

Analysis: James Corbett on the Scottish Conservatives after the referendum
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As part of ...


Why the Treasury backed the 'No' vote in the Scottish referendum: its top ......
20 Jan 2015 at 3:50am

The Independent

Why the Treasury backed the 'No' vote in the Scottish referendum: its top ...
The I...


Unfinished business in Scotland post referendum - Irish Times
25 Jan 2015 at 6:02pm

Unfinished business in Scotland post referendum
Irish Times
Scotland and its fractious politics ret...


Scotland: Politics transformed post-referendum - Green Left Weekly
7 Feb 2015 at 1:09am

Scotland: Politics transformed post-referendum
Green Left Weekly
As Scots gathered together at Chri...


Scottish independence: Vow had 'no impact' on vote - Scotsman
11 Feb 2015 at 5:47am

Scotsman

Scottish independence: Vow had 'no impact' on vote
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It pledged that new powers woul...


Orange Order hired Auschwitz sceptic to work on referendum campaign - Herald ...
7 Feb 2015 at 6:31pm

Orange Order hired Auschwitz sceptic to work on referendum campaign
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Should The Blazers At The Sfa Not Be Applying For This ?
17 Feb 2015 at 7:48am

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/feb/16/five-britons-among-100-would-be-astronauts-shortli...



Russian Researchers Expose Breakthrough U.s. Spying Program
17 Feb 2015 at 1:59am

America showing their lack of class again .... these sleekit c**ts can't be trusted

 

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Divided Families
16 Feb 2015 at 4:55pm
Pleased to see it's not just mine...

http://m.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/labour-s-kez...

Longannet May Close Early
16 Feb 2015 at 4:22pm
Watching this on the news now. Potential disaster if this was to happen...

http://m.bbc.co.uk/new...

Ukip: The 1St 100 Days
16 Feb 2015 at 4:19pm
Anyone watch this tonight?

Total hatchet job by ch4, but good to see the BBCs pet project, UKIP, ...

Masada Bar, Aberdeen - Fire
16 Feb 2015 at 4:17pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-31496961

 

Good darts bar in Abe...



Favourite Bagpipe Songs
16 Feb 2015 at 3:28pm



Nosebleed
16 Feb 2015 at 4:24am
My snouter can't stop bleeding this morning. Any suggestions what to do? The whole hoose resemble...

Banning Kids From Xbox/playstation For A Week
16 Feb 2015 at 3:06am
A few years back out son was having major moods and tantrums so we banned him off his PS for a we...


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Scottish Labour leader deletes YouTube video after getting NHS stats wrong
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
17 Feb 2015 at 8:35am

Jim Murphy deletes video and tweet after making false claims about cancelled hospital operations in Scotland based on misread figures

Jim Murphy has been forced to delete a YouTube video and tweet a...



Nicola Sturgeon urges tax cuts to aid ailing North Sea oil
by Press Association
16 Feb 2015 at 7:04pm

First minister calls for government action to help ensure future production of the estimated 24bn remaining barrels of North Sea oil

Calls for urgent tax changes that could spark a ?resurgence? in ...



Scottish councils claim government-imposed teacher freeze is illegal
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
15 Feb 2015 at 6:01pm

Ministers have threatened to withhold £51m in education funding unless teacher numbers maintained

Scottish councils have accused Nicola Sturgeon?s government of breaking the law after it threatened ...



The Guardian view on the new electoral landscape: the stakes could hardly be ...
by Editorial
12 Feb 2015 at 1:41pm
Nicola Sturgeon offers austerity lite, the DUP warns of the threat the SNP poses to the union, and Ukip wants a swift EU referendum

Slowly the contours of a political landscape that is made up not o...



Nicola Sturgeon attacks Westminster's 'morally unjustifiable' austerity policy
by Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
11 Feb 2015 at 11:34am

Scotland?s first minister says alternative approach could result in £180bn more extra being spent on public services by 2020

Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish government will help to halt ?the d...



Google search data 'could predict election results'
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
11 Feb 2015 at 8:19am

Economists say methodology that helped forecast Scottish referendum result could be used to predict general elections

Economists in Glasgow believe they can predict future election results using Goo...



SNP set to double its vote in general election, poll finds
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
9 Feb 2015 at 11:00pm

New TNS poll suggests the party?s lead over Scottish Labour has dropped to 10 points, still putting half of the latter?s 41 Westminster seats at risk

The Scottish National party is on course to doub...



Has Labour lost Glasgow? Jim Murphy's battle to woo back 'Glasgow Man'
by Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
9 Feb 2015 at 6:31am

After a century of Red Clydeside, Scotland?s biggest city turned its back on Labour to vote for independence, and polls are predicting huge swings to the SNP in the May election. But can the new le...



Scotland?s fast politics leave the parties in the slow lane | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
7 Feb 2015 at 11:05pm
The fervour of the referendum campaign seems to have signalled the death of conventional politics

Such is the scale of the catastrophe that may be about to engulf the Labour party in Scotland that c...



Many ?English issues? are Scottish ones too. That?s why the SNP?s MPs will vo...
by Nicola Sturgeon
7 Feb 2015 at 6:05pm
Scotland?s first minister says the aftermath of independence referendum is now driving the political debate across the UK

Scotland?s referendum last September was the most significant democratic eve...



Government takes over Rotherham council after sex abuse failings ? as it happ...
by Andrew Sparrow and Paul Owen
4 Feb 2015 at 11:02am

Rolling coverage of all the day?s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May?s statement on the new chair of the child abuse inquiry, David Cameron and Ed Miliband at PMQs, and Si...



Gordon Brown?s union woes are of his own making | Letters: David Davis MP, Re...
by Guardian Staff
4 Feb 2015 at 10:26am

It is an act of extraordinary political gall for former prime minister Gordon Brown to criticise William Hague?s proposed English votes for English laws (Scotland didn?t kill off the United Kingdom...



Scotland poll shows a nation on the verge of abandoning Labour
by Alberto Nardelli
4 Feb 2015 at 8:46am

Lord Ashcroft survey shows that swing against Labour in Scotland is as high as 25% and the party has minority support across almost all age groups

Related: New Scotland polls indicate huge swing fr...



Labour and Lib Dems face election bruising in Scotland, poll predicts
by Patrick Wintour, political editor
4 Feb 2015 at 7:45am

Lord Ashcroft says Labour?s Douglas Alexander and the Lib Dems? Danny Alexander could lose seats with SNP making big gains

Labour?s general election campaign chairman, Douglas Alexander, and the Lib...



New Scotland polls indicate huge swing from Labour to SNP
by Tom Clark
4 Feb 2015 at 5:10am

Lord Ashcroft?s polls in 16 constituencies are ominous for Labour, great news for the SNP and devastating for the Lib Dems

It is the most keenly awaited polling exercise I can remember, so what does...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

A stair heid rammy with ma mammy
by weegingerdug
12 Feb 2015 at 6:59pm
I’ve not been too well this past week, loaded with a bad cold while at the same time I’ve started a new part time job because I’m still not working for your other national newspaper. Meanwhile I am...

Pole-axed by the polls
by weegingerdug
4 Feb 2015 at 8:10pm
The Tory peer Lord Ashcroft has released his long awaited polls of individual constituencies and shows that the new clearances are about to commence. Labour will be turfed out of the croft and left...

Vow Academy, the sequel
by weegingerdug
2 Feb 2015 at 9:38pm
There’s really no need for anyone to be confused about Labour’s stance on devolution, it’s really quite simple. During the early part of the referendum campaign Labour wasn’t going to offer Scotlan...

Magrit fracks with the truth
by weegingerdug
27 Jan 2015 at 8:59pm
Magrit Curran, my lovely MP, has a tangential relationship to truth, reality, and indeed her electorate. On Monday the fragrant one – she reeks of hypocrisy and stinks of the rot of a socialism tha...

A diminishing pile of beans
by weegingerdug
23 Jan 2015 at 9:54am
It’s been one of those weeks.† I’ve not been very well, but am slowly getting better thanks to some nasty medicine.† This is more than can be said for the ailing Labour party in Scotland, which on ...

New edition of iScot now available
by weegingerdug
20 Jan 2015 at 9:22pm
The†new edition of Scotland’s best current affairs and features magazine has hit the press, or at least hit the interwebbies.† The January-February edition is now online, featuring an article by yo...

Whoops there go my neurones
by weegingerdug
16 Jan 2015 at 8:19pm
I went to visit a friend last night, who insisted that she had to watch her favourite telly show – Celebrity Big Brother. Katie Hopkins is in it, taking refuge from that part of the Scottish popula...

Vote Dug
by weegingerdug
12 Jan 2015 at 8:39pm
Voting is now open in Bella Caledonia’s indyref awards, because we didn’t win the actual indyref, they thought it would be a good idea to cheer us up with an awards ceremony. Thankfully this hasn’t...

Mortuary SLAB
by weegingerdug
11 Jan 2015 at 11:01am
I’ve given up – my plans to write about something other than the flustercluck which passes for the Smugurph’s leadership of the Labour party in Scotland have foundered upon the McTernan Rocks, a di...

Skanktimonious sock puppets and the Smugurph bounce
by weegingerdug
4 Jan 2015 at 4:30pm
It’s not easy being Saint Dougie the Diminutive, all those party colleagues and Guardian writers looking at you expecting a miracle, and all you’ve got is a box of party tricks that are as transpar...


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