We?ve lost track again by Rev. Stuart Campbell 19 May 2015 at 4:55am
So cutting Corporation Tax is back to being a good left-wing thing, yes? You’ll forgive us if we occasionally miss a switch or two, we hope.
The outsider by Rev. Stuart Campbell 17 May 2015 at 2:45am
Note: we haven’t mocked this up. But jings, readers, it’s hardly any dafter than most of the others.
Covering all bases by Rev. Stuart Campbell 16 May 2015 at 8:57am
For your licence fee this afternoon. A new guess every 30 seconds. Keep tuning in! EPILOGUE: Although he HAS now announced that he’ll be resigning, Murphy actually won the vote of confidence 17-14, which by a curious and amusing quirk of fate works out at 55% to 45%. Another resounding victory.
Talking points by Rev. Stuart Campbell 15 May 2015 at 3:57am
We’re still on semi-holiday and the sun’s out, so rather than do any actual work by analysing and commenting on the last few questions we asked people in our most recent poll, we thought we’d just stick the tables up, let you have a nose through them and discuss them amongst yourselves. Click the image […]
Falling out with Auntie by Rev. Stuart Campbell 14 May 2015 at 1:00am
Many pundits are of the opinion that the new Tory Max government will be actively hostile to the BBC, which the party has long believed is an expensive public-sector hotbed of right-on lefties. So when we did our latest poll, it seemed worth finding out how much the people of Scotland valued the state broadcaster. There […]
The lockout by Rev. Stuart Campbell 12 May 2015 at 2:54am
There was an interesting line in The National yesterday: “The monthly Scottish Questions in Parliament looks set to be an odd affair. Under the current system the Secretary of State for Scotland will answer six questions from the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, while 56 SNP MPs watch on from the back benches and […]
Committee backs lowering voting age 20 May 2015 at 2:48am
Plans to give 16 and 17-year-olds the right to vote in next May's Holyrood election take a step closer following backing from MSPs.
Measures to help offenders find work 19 May 2015 at 6:14pm
The Scottish government announces measures to help convicted offenders find work as most employers admit they discriminate against them.
Lib Dems to hold policy roadshow 19 May 2015 at 6:17pm
The Scottish Liberal Democrats will travel around the country this summer to find out what people think of their policies.
Dugdale considers leader contest 19 May 2015 at 10:08am
Scotland's Deputy Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale is to decide in the coming days whether to run for election to replace Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy.
Devolution plans discussed at talks 19 May 2015 at 12:21pm
The Scottish secretary insists the UK government "will deliver the Smith recommendations" after a meeting with MSPs.
Row over Commons seats intensifies 19 May 2015 at 1:06pm
A row over who sits where in the House of Commons intensifies, with Alex Salmond saying Labour needs to accept it did not win the election.
'Strong' support for land reform 19 May 2015 at 5:45am
Scotland's environment minister Aileen McLeod says there is "strong support" for land reform and for "much more" land to be brought into community ownership.
Trident sailor to hand himself in 18 May 2015 at 9:52am
A Royal Navy submariner who criticised safety procedures around the Trident nuclear-armed submarines says he will hand himself in to police later.
VIDEO: Sturgeon on full fiscal autonomy 10 May 2015 at 5:15am
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she believes David Cameron has to go beyond the Smith Commission proposals, giving Scotland greater fiscal autonomy.
Prime minister confirms he will consider additional proposals to strengthen tax and welfare powers after talks with first minister
David Cameron has offered to strengthen a new bill to give Scotland...
David Cameron to look at further Scottish devolution ? video by Guardian Staff 15 May 2015 at 9:15am
Prime minister David Cameron and first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meet in Edinburgh on Friday to discuss plans for further devolution. After the meeting, Cameron says he will consider fur...
Sitting uncomfortably by weegingerdug 19 May 2015 at 11:06am
Are you sitting comfortably? This past week has given us a few significant news stories. There’s the Royal Navy whistle-blower who has revealed that weapons designed to blow up half the planet and ...
Unleashing the dogs of woe by weegingerdug 18 May 2015 at 10:38am
It says a lot about the priorities of our Tory overlords that one of the first votes in the Commons is to be a vote to legalise the barbaric cruelty of tearing apart creatures they don’t control wi...
How to kill a coyote by weegingerdug 16 May 2015 at 1:48pm
You can’t kill the Coyote. Throw him off an electoral cliff so he plunges into a deep canyon which is impossible to climb out of, crush him under a boulder of votes, run him over with the on-coming...
Resistance is fertile by weegingerdug 15 May 2015 at 2:18pm
So the Cameron one has deigned to bestow a visit upon the little Scottish people, who are decidedly unimpressed with his munificence. Caledonian ingrates. Davie promised, nay swore blind, that he’d...
The Secretary of State for Mundellirium by weegingerdug 14 May 2015 at 5:24pm
So we’ve got a new number two in the Scotland Office. And he is, by all accounts, a number two who has been dropped on the head of the Scottish body politic from a very great height. It’s a bit of ...
The prince over the twatter by weegingerdug 13 May 2015 at 1:04pm
Not that anyone believed that the Royals were really politically neutral anyway. The only other institution which has an entire department of the BBC devoted to fawning over it is the Labour party ...
Chaos theory by weegingerdug 12 May 2015 at 10:09am
A guest post by Samuel Miller (Macart) ?Chaos theory is a field of study in mathematics, with applications in several disciplines including meteorology, sociology, physics, engineering, economics, ...
Skooshing away from the stuffed panda tea party by weegingerdug 11 May 2015 at 10:15am
Davie Cameron has told us that we’re not going to be allowed to have another independence referendum. The wee sowel thinks it’s up to him to decide whether we can or not, bless. We’ll tell you when...
The Govefish and the Baurheid doo by weegingerdug 10 May 2015 at 1:04pm
It’s Sunday, and Jim Murphy still hasn’t resigned. The half of Scotland who voted SNP on Thursday wants Jim to remain in post. Jim lost over 97% of Labour’s MPs, he could still repeat the trick wit...
Oh what a night by weegingerdug 8 May 2015 at 12:07pm
Well that was some night. So you know how we’re supposed to be gracious and generous in victory? How we should be mature adults, be bigger people than the small minded pursed lippy types of Labour?...
“Separation or Solution”- grievances’ of frustrated people of Briton?
Democracy recognizes the principle of majority rule and guarantees protection of minorities. Democracy also builds faith in electoral contestation to gain public office and gives legitimacy to political parties as primary i...
Then you realise that so many of the no-supporting snakes were utterly humiliated in the election last week, it really does soothe the soul.
The Scottish Office 17 May 2015 at 12:10pm
This needs to be scrapped asap, mundell as no mandate. Scottish/UK affairs should be discussed by the PM and FM.
Incidentally who is the secretary of state for England? Rhetorical btw.
Its so colonial
Hi, it's my disser...naw, just kidding. It's a Sunday and i'm curious. Are certain supermarkets more likely to have staunch unionists and raging BritNats cutting about buying milk, bread and cornflakes? Are certain supermarkets more likely to have hardcore, raging cybernats buying their chicken f...