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David Cameron: election is on a knife edge
28 Mar 2015 at 9:44am
David Cameron has admitted the general election is on a "knife edge" as he used his first big speech of the campaign to launch a blistering attack on Ed Miliband.

Conservatives launch Laurel and Hardy advertising van
28 Mar 2015 at 8:59am
The advertising van featuring Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband dressed as Laurel and Hardy has been dispatched by the Conservative Party.

MPs running up expenses in London despite owning properties in capital
27 Mar 2015 at 6:17pm
MPs are claiming hundreds of thousands of pounds in expenses for London rents and hotels despite owning properties in the capital, it has been reported.

Cameron kicks off Tories' General Election campaign with vow on seven-day NHS
27 Mar 2015 at 6:16pm
David Cameron is kicking off his campaign for No 10 with a pledge to deliver a "truly seven-days-a-week NHS" for England if the Conservatives are returned to power on May 7.

Miliband: "Hell, yeah"
27 Mar 2015 at 6:16pm
Just twelve hours before he had told Jeremy Paxman: "Hell, yes".

Jeremy Paxman's the real winner in the first TV election debate
26 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
Welcome back Jeremy Paxman.

Gordon Brown: "I will fight and fight and fight for the Union"
26 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
Gordon Brown has used his last speech in the Commons to vow he would "fight and fight and fight again" to renew the Union, as he accused David Cameron of mimicking nationalist tactics to divide Scotland and England.

SNP in line for multi-million pound windfall if it becomes third force
26 Mar 2015 at 6:10pm
THE SNP will enjoy a multi-million pound taxpayer windfall and cause a "profound" culture shock at Westminster if it succeeds in winning a landslide victory in Scotland at the General Election, according to senior Commons sources.

David Cameron humiliated over failed 'power grab'
26 Mar 2015 at 6:05pm
David Cameron has been left humiliated after MPs defeated his attempt to give a Tory government after May more power over parliament.

Bercow the target of rules change to make it easier to oust speaker
25 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
COMMONS Speaker John Bercow may be ousted by his Tory opponents after the General Election, it has emerged.

Tit for tat - Cameron first rules out a Tory VAT rise and then Balls rules ou...
25 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
LABOUR has sought to regain the political initiative, after David Cameron unexpectedly ruled out a future Tory government raising VAT, by announcing its own promise not to hike National Insurance.

Salmond has taken Miliband and Labour political hostage, warns Cameron
25 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
ALEX Salmond has taken the entire Labour Party hostage and now has Ed Miliband as his poodle, David Cameron has claimed in a boisterous end to the Westminster parliamentary session.

Jim Murphy: Labour would give tens of thousands of Scottish apprentices free ...
25 Mar 2015 at 6:10pm
Tens of thousands of Scottish apprentices would receive free bus travel under a Labour Government, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has pledged.

Dave floors Ed by, for once, giving a straight answer to a straight question
25 Mar 2015 at 11:10am
AFTER Chancellor O repeatedly refused to rule out a future Tory government raising VAT, you didn't have to be Nostrodamus to know Red Ed would not be able to resist cornering Blue Dave on giving another straight answer to another straight question; following, after all, his "retirement plan" kitchen confessional.

Salmond accused of sabotaging democracy after threat to install Miliband in D...
24 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
ALEX Salmond has been accused of trying to "sabotage" British democracy after signalling the SNP would seek to install Ed Miliband as Prime Minister even if the Tories were the largest party in a hung parliament after the General Election.


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SNP names price of power in Labour deal
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

SNP deputy leader Stewart Hosie brought the prospect of a post-referendum deal with Labour a step closer yesterday by announcing the Nationalists would back Ed Miliband’s proposal to reintroduce a 50p top rate of income tax.



David Cameron vows to win back Tory voters
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

DAVID Cameron vowed to win back “instinctively Conservative” voters as he held out the prospect of a new tax break for married couples if the Tories are returned to power after 7 May.



Nick Clegg: EU exit would be economic self-harm
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

LEAVING the European Union would be an act of economic “self harm”, Nick Clegg has said.



SNP accused of gagging own MPs ?like Stalin?
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

THE SNP was last night accused of a “Stalinist” approach to politics after passing rule changes that will block new MPs from speaking out against party policy.



Nigerians vote for president amid violence
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

Nearly 60 million Nigerians have cards to vote and for the first time there is a possibility that a challenger can defeat a sitting president in the high-stakes contest to govern Africa’s richest and most populous nation.



Voting Labour ?only way Scots can oust Tories?
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

SCOTS will today be warned that only a Labour vote in the general election on 7 May can oust the Conservatives and deliver “social justice” across the UK



All Scots children to be offered meningitis vaccine
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

ALL infants in Scotland are to be offered a vaccination against meningitis B through the NHS under the routine childhood immunisation programme.



Nick Clegg wants public interest rule change
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

A REFORM of the law is needed to ensure a proper public interest defence for journalists, Nick Clegg has said.



Alex Salmond demands Holyrood control over the BBC
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

ALEX Salmond has called for control of the BBC to be handed to the Scottish Parliament following the corporation’s coverage of the referendum campaign.



David Cameron ?will not serve full second term?
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

DAVID Cameron will stand down as Conservative leader in time for a successor to be chosen ahead of the general election expected in 2020, Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith has said.



LABOUR outline ?40 days and 40 ways? to improve UK
29 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm

LABOUR has outlined “40 days and 40 ways” to change Britain – a policy for each day in the run-up to the general election.



Lesley Riddoch: Can the SNP shine in two places?
29 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm

A MUCH bigger presence at Westminster could rebound on Nicola Sturgeon and her party, says Lesley Riddoch.



Brian Monteith: No room for Scots hate speech
29 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm

WHY do Labour and the SNP continue to define the debate in Scotland as being for or against the Tories, asks Brian Monteith.



Leaders: Election result is all that matters
29 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm

AMID heady optimism the SNP conference has set out on its march to Westminster – and with high expectations of an epochal victory over Labour.



Tory poster attack ?stupid?, says Alex Salmond
29 Mar 2015 at 9:03am

TORY attempts to portray Ed Miliband in Alex Salmond’s pocket are “fundamentally stupid” and ineffectual, according to Scotland’s former first minister.




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Wings Over Scotland
Scottish independence, plus jokes.

Temporary service interruption
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
26 Mar 2015 at 8:22am
See you Monday, readers.

A revealing turn of phrase
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2015 at 5:00pm
From an editorial leader in this week’s London Evening Standard: “The man likely to lead the SNP in Westminster, former party leader Alex Salmond, has made it clear that he is contemplating keeping a minority Labour government in power on a case by case basis. ‘If you hold the balance, then you hold the power,’ […]

Against a brick wall
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2015 at 1:07pm
As readers will know, when professional broadcast journalists can’t or won’t do their jobs properly, we’re not above jumping in ourselves. So when someone tweeted to tell us that Jim Murphy had just started a phone-in on London station LBC, it seemed an ideal opportunity to quickly ring up and try directly asking him the […]

We are the 99.982%
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2015 at 12:00pm
An alert reader pointed us to this edition of Newsnight we’d missed earlier this month, featuring the renowned Conservative Party chairman and liar Grant Shapps MP. The population of the UK, according to the 2011 census, is 63,128,000. Shapps just told us he only cares about 11,200 of them (or 0.018%), because apparently those are […]

Preparing the U-turn
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2015 at 9:06am
We’ve just had a fascinating email from Scottish Labour forwarded to us, from a concerned reader who’d written to them to ask if Labour would really refuse to form a government if they weren’t the largest party. The answer might not be the one anyone who’s seen the party’s election literature (below) would be expecting. Emphases […]

A fundamental misunderstanding
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2015 at 6:00am
Because almost nobody in Westminster, whether they’re politicians or the media, ever pays any attention to anything outside SW1A, Alex Salmond’s comment in London yesterday that the SNP would vote against any Tory government in the event of a hung Parliament – which to any Scottish person was news as surprising as a weather forecast for […]

Planet of the twin Suns
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
25 Mar 2015 at 3:32am
We’re still not tired of these. Although we can’t help thinking that maybe internal email is the more appropriate medium for resolving this particular workplace dispute.

Woman buys thing with own money
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
24 Mar 2015 at 5:25pm
(Or not. It might have been a present.) The MONSTER! “The coffee machine that makes Nicola Sturgeon?s morning cuppa costs more than the average monthly salary of a chef or hospital porter. A glimpse into the First Minister?s home in an interview with Good Morning Britain?s Suzannah Reid showed a kitchen worktop that was bare […]

The devil in the details
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
24 Mar 2015 at 7:08am
We’ve had to illustrate this piece with a tweet from our old chum Duncan Hothersall, because at the time of writing the Scottish Labour account on Twitter has no mention of Labour’s “five point plan”, and nor does the branch office’s website. And the reason for the absence of any more information is probably that the […]

A decent start
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
24 Mar 2015 at 5:06am
Respect to John MacKay of STV, who on last night’s Scotland Tonight asked Labour MSP James Kelly the question this site has called for about whether Labour would stand aside and let the Tories rule if the latter were the largest party after May’s election, but Labour had enough seats to win a confidence vote and form […]


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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.


SNP backs 50p rate of tax across UK
29 Mar 2015 at 10:07am
The SNP will support the introduction of a 50p top rate of income tax across the UK after the general election, the party's conference is told.


Alexander: Labour majority 'doable'
29 Mar 2015 at 8:35am
A Labour majority in the general election would be "difficult but doable", the party's election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander says.


Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed
29 Mar 2015 at 10:14am
Health Secretary Shona Robison confirms vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for babies in Scotland.


DUP could work with Tories or Labour
29 Mar 2015 at 5:11am
DUP leader Peter Robinson says his party could work with either Labour or the Conservatives if there was a hung parliament after the general election.


SNP votes in new gender balance rule
29 Mar 2015 at 6:14am
The SNP introduces new rules which could result in all-women shortlists for constituencies where nationalist MSPs are stepping down.


UKIP pledges more funding for Wales
29 Mar 2015 at 2:24am
UKIP says it will "radically reform" the funding formula for the Welsh government's budget if it gets into power.


Parties prepare for General Election
28 Mar 2015 at 12:55pm
Parties in Scotland have been gearing up for the start of the official campaign period on Monday.


Plan to raise heart survival rates
27 Mar 2015 at 11:13am
The Scottish government claims 1,000 lives could be saved in the next five years by improving the population's lifesaving skills.


Labour 'would have to talk' to SNP
28 Mar 2015 at 7:16am
The deputy leader of the SNP Stewart Hosie believes a minority Labour government would have to negotiate with the nationalists ahead of its first Queen's speech.


Vow 'not crucial in referendum vote'
27 Mar 2015 at 5:20am
The promise of more powers for Holyrood made little difference to the outcome of the independence referendum, according to a new report.


Call to enhance human rights laws
26 Mar 2015 at 10:21pm
Politicians are urged to ensure human rights protections are stronger following the General Election.


Parties focus on economic policy
27 Mar 2015 at 1:42pm
The Liberal Democrats claim full tax powers for Scotland would leave a black hole in the public finances.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
26 Mar 2015 at 9:50am
Nicola Sturgeon is questioned on full fiscal autonomy during first minister's questions.


VIDEO: Family hope for law change on FAIs
21 Mar 2015 at 6:36am
A change in the law to allow Scottish courts to hold fatal accident inquiries into the deaths of civilians abroad could be brought in.


VIDEO: Nicola Sturgeon on life as first minister
19 Mar 2015 at 2:54pm
Nicola Sturgeon takes a walk with the BBC's James Cook, telling him about her life along the way.


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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.

In just a few weeks' time?
by James Kelly
28 Mar 2015 at 11:45pm
David Cameron seemed all but assured of another five years in power last night after his pro-aust...

SNP vote skyrockets in all four of yesterday's by-elections - and they win th...
by James Kelly
27 Mar 2015 at 10:03am
We now have the remaining three results in from yesterday.  First up is Buckie, a Moray council w...

Rampant SNP storm to by-election victory in symbolic battleground of Glenrothes
by James Kelly
26 Mar 2015 at 7:39pm
Weirdly, there were five council by-elections in the UK on Thursday, and no fewer than four of th...

First leaders' "debate" demonstrates why SNP inclusion was so vital
by James Kelly
26 Mar 2015 at 6:48pm
You might remember that after the first Salmond v Darling debate in advance of the referendum, th...

Three post-election permutations that might work in the SNP's favour
by James Kelly
26 Mar 2015 at 1:19pm
There's been a unnecessary degree of confusion in recent months over the differences between coal...

Aye, aye, ICM : Holyrood poll sees SNP extend lead to 20%
by James Kelly
25 Mar 2015 at 1:53pm
The datasets from Monday's ICM poll have finally been released, and along with confirming that th...

See Ya Later, Alligator
by James Kelly
25 Mar 2015 at 12:48am
One of the great mysteries of modern life is how the self-styled hot-shot "risk assessor" Neil Ed...

A little bit more about the ICM poll
by James Kelly
23 Mar 2015 at 11:45pm
Just a quick note to let you know that I have a short article at The National about yesterday's I...

Ice-cool ICM poll indicates impressive 16% lead for SNP
by James Kelly
23 Mar 2015 at 4:21am
This morning has seen the publication of only the second full-scale Scottish poll since the refer...

Murphy Plan B
by James Kelly
21 Mar 2015 at 5:11pm
I gather that many unionist commentators (naming no names, but Kenny Farquharson) currently spend...

Danny Alexander leads another 'March of the Moderates' - towards oblivion
by James Kelly
20 Mar 2015 at 11:49am
Just a quick note to let you know I have a new article at the International Business Times about ...


You may think you've seen some stunning pictures of the solar eclipse today -...
by James Kelly
20 Mar 2015 at 11:00am



I knew you'd be impressed.  
It may not be immediately obvious from what you can see above, but th...

SNP surge to 21% lead in super second Survation survey of ce soir - and there...
by James Kelly
19 Mar 2015 at 5:37pm
Full-scale Scottish polls from Survation are like the proverbial London buses - you wait a whole ...

Sassy SNP swish to 19% lead in super-sweet Survation survey
by James Kelly
19 Mar 2015 at 2:14pm
A new full-scale Scottish poll from Survation has been released.  Curiously, this isn't the same ...

Will we get a Scotland-only instant reaction poll after the leaders' debate?
by James Kelly
19 Mar 2015 at 11:17am
So it now looks like there will be just one proper leaders' debate, and (miracles will never ceas...


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Three new tribes of voters will dominate this election
29 Mar 2015 at 2:14pm
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Spidey running the west highland way
29 Mar 2015 at 1:42pm

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29 Mar 2015 at 12:42pm
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The 100 mile long West Highland Way into the middle of the highlands
29 Mar 2015 at 12:30pm
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SNP backs 50p rate of tax across UK
29 Mar 2015 at 10:43am
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A question for Ed and David: are you scared to talk about policies? | Armando...
29 Mar 2015 at 10:42am
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Huge lamb born four times average weight
29 Mar 2015 at 9:36am
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Social democratic Scotland: a country that doesn't exist
29 Mar 2015 at 9:19am
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Ian Bell : The outlook for election coverage by the UK media is decidedly gloomy
29 Mar 2015 at 9:17am
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Salmond: Tory attacks on SNP/Labour agreement are "stupid and ineffectual"
29 Mar 2015 at 9:15am
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Labour is 'unlikely' to win back votes lost to the SNP, surveys reveal
29 Mar 2015 at 9:11am
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Scottish Labour accused of 'giving up' in key election marginals
29 Mar 2015 at 9:09am
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SNP Conference: John Swinney says party would back reintroduction of 50p tax ...
by Mark McLaughlin
29 Mar 2015 at 8:41am
LABOUR want to bring back the top rate of tax for those earning over £150,000 and Swinney's speec...


Peter Geoghegan: Yes Alliance has been consumed by the SNP's rigid nationalism
by dailyrecord
29 Mar 2015 at 4:32am
PETER believes the return of traditional partisan politics has marginalised other voices and the ...


Nicola Sturgeon: Only deal that matters is the pact with voters.. not post-el...
by Mark Aitken
29 Mar 2015 at 4:02am
FIRST Minister vows to fight Scotland's corner at Westminster in keynote speech at her party conf...


John Niven: Elton's outburst suggests the defence of free speech has been rep...
by John Niven
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
WHEN you ask people to destroy something unless they change their views to suit you - I'm off the...


Gerry Hassan: There's plenty of talk about pacts, coalitions and deals - but ...
by Gerry Hassan
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
POLITICIANS would do well to remember that it's citizens who are the real kingmakers reckons GERR...


Lynn McPherson: Someone tell our political leaders to get out of the kitchen
by Lynn McPherson
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
CAN we expect a TV chef-style cook-off for the keys to No10 wonders LYNN McPHERSON.


Sunday Mail opinion: Former First Minister is grabbing the headlines - but hi...
by Mail Opinion
28 Mar 2015 at 4:16pm
SINCE September Nicola Sturgeon has upped an already accomplished game and, in a short six months...


Former Labour minister Brian Wilson says Alex Salmond has one aim.. and if he...
by dailyrecord
28 Mar 2015 at 4:00pm
BRIAN Wilson says former First Minister's motivation is to drive as many English voters into the ...


General Election 2015: SNP will 'shake up Westminster establishment' and shif...
by Record Reporter
28 Mar 2015 at 11:54am
THE SNP leader pledged today that if there is a hung parliament, SNP MPs would "vote to stop a To...


General Election 2015: Tories launch advertising van featuring Ed Miliband as...
by Record Reporter
28 Mar 2015 at 10:38am
THE vehicle, which has the words "a fine mess" written across it, will visit the SNP conference i...


Gordon Brown: SNP are offering right hand of friendship so they can keep the ...
by Mark McLaughlin
28 Mar 2015 at 9:46am
FORMER Prime Minister Brown made the warning during a campaign speech in Edinburgh today as the S...


SNP hit back after senior Tory accuses Nicola Sturgeon of acting like Vladimi...
by Record Reporter
28 Mar 2015 at 6:36am
TORY whip Ben Wallace claimed the First Minister is "intent on stoking division in England in the...


Don't mention the T-word: Scotland's only Conservative MP sends out election ...
by Jackie Grant
28 Mar 2015 at 4:52am
DAVID MUNDELL, the only Conservative MP in Scotland, has put out election leaflets that make no m...


True scale of Tory welfare cuts plans laid bare in series of leaked documents...
by Torcuil Crichton
27 Mar 2015 at 2:08pm
THE secret cuts that David Cameron and George Osborne have refused to detail include scrapping se...


Record View: Independence referendum was won on economics
by Record View
27 Mar 2015 at 5:02am
RECORD VIEW says The Vow did not cost the Yes campaign the referendum - their own inability to ma...


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

EXCLUSIVE: In place of the boring live feed from the SNP conference, which we...
by BBC Scotlandshire
29 Mar 2015 at 4:52am
EXCLUSIVE: In place of the boring live feed from the SNP conference, which we have buried so deep...

SNP CONFERENCE Day 2 of splittist plotting and scheming. BBC Scotlandshire ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
29 Mar 2015 at 12:51am
SNP CONFERENCE

Day 2 of splittist plotting and scheming.

BBC Scotlandshire will be there to kee...

Spring forward to British Summer Time. Remember to change those clocks toni...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 5:17pm
Spring forward to British Summer Time.

Remember to change those clocks tonight.

SNP CONFERENCE Nicola Sturgeon announces 102,143 splittists working to break...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 10:11am
SNP CONFERENCE

Nicola Sturgeon announces 102,143 splittists working to break up our beloved Union.

SNP CONFERENCE - LEADER'S SPEECH Whit? Where's Alex? Must have missed the ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 10:07am
SNP CONFERENCE - LEADER'S SPEECH

Whit? Where's Alex?

Must have missed the speech.... that's th...

SNP CONFERENCE Secret SNP plot exposed that would see reduction in frontline...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 9:58am
SNP CONFERENCE

Secret SNP plot exposed that would see reduction in frontline NHS Scotlandshire s...

SNP CONFERENCE Only 30 minutes away from the SNP Leader's speech. BBC Scot...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 9:40am
SNP CONFERENCE

Only 30 minutes away from the SNP Leader's speech.

BBC Scotlandshire team excit...

SNP CONFERENCE RIOT BBC Scotlandshire kindly "offers" to help Scottish Indep...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 8:14am
SNP CONFERENCE RIOT

BBC Scotlandshire kindly "offers" to help Scottish Independence Live Events ...

SNP CONFERENCE Lunchtime for SNP delegates. Stocks of Irn Bru running low ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 7:30am
SNP CONFERENCE

Lunchtime for SNP delegates.

Stocks of Irn Bru running low in Glasgow.

SNP CONFERENCE 14,100 members in SNP Union group - more than the whole of th...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 6:21am
SNP CONFERENCE

14,100 members in SNP Union group - more than the whole of the Scottish Labour Pa...

SNP CONFERENCE Alyn Smith MEP: "SNP London branch has more members than the...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 6:16am
SNP CONFERENCE

Alyn Smith MEP: "SNP London branch has more members than the Lib Dems in Scotlan...

SNP CONFERENCE SNP launches "World of Jockcraft" mobile phone app for split...
by BBC Scotlandshire
28 Mar 2015 at 6:04am
SNP CONFERENCE

SNP launches "World of Jockcraft" mobile phone app for splittists.

BREAKING: As the mother of all parliaments, Westminster, enters its final rec...
by BBC Scotlandshire
26 Mar 2015 at 5:25pm
BREAKING: As the mother of all parliaments, Westminster, enters its final recess before the Gener...

BREAKING: Our latest beverage report. #HotWaterGate
by BBC Scotlandshire
25 Mar 2015 at 7:30am
BREAKING: Our latest beverage report. #HotWaterGate





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"If you weren't reading @bellacaledonia, you didn't understand what happened in Scotland" - Andrew Marr


Shortlists and Short Tempers
by bellacaledonia
28 Mar 2015 at 9:53am
By Mike Small The women only shortlists debate is a good one. It’s about how do we rectify instit...


Oh! Take me back to dear old Blighty
by bellacaledonia
28 Mar 2015 at 5:19am
What does the media frenzy over Richard III tell us about Englishness? Probably nothing new. At t...


Boxing David
by bellacaledonia
27 Mar 2015 at 10:42am
Greg Moodie on 'The battle for number 10'.


TTIPing the balance. Which way will the SNP go?
by bellacaledonia
27 Mar 2015 at 8:17am
TTIP is the culmination of thirty years economic ideology. Liz Murray explores the opportunities ...


Blood Money and Boondoggles
by bellacaledonia
27 Mar 2015 at 5:48am
By Mike Small Last night we witnessed Jeremy Paxman, who we’re told was a possible prospective Co...


Gael Power
by bellacaledonia
26 Mar 2015 at 7:07am
By Mike Small Scotland is a multicultural country where at least 160 languages are spoken. That g...


Our Contaminated Blood Scandal
by bellacaledonia
25 Mar 2015 at 6:04pm
This is a letter from Gill Fyffe, Hep C survivor. Gill?s book LifeBlood was published yesterday b...


An English Labourman Replies.
by bellacaledonia
25 Mar 2015 at 5:50am
Last week Dave Cohen wrote An English Labourman Speaks. He wants to continue the dialogue and her...


UK Gold ? Glasgow Screening
by bellacaledonia
24 Mar 2015 at 5:01pm
Bella is hosting a screening of UK Gold at GMAC [see trailer here] Following the screening there ...


We Have Never Been Neoliberal A Manifesto for a Doomed Youth
by bellacaledonia
24 Mar 2015 at 4:10pm
Book review by Katherine Trebeck ?We have never been neoliberal ? a manifesto for a doomed youth?...


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Scotland and Independence

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

Telegraph.co.uk

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


Independence referendum figures revealed: Majority of Scots born here voted ....
26 Mar 2015 at 5:00pm

Scottish Daily Record

Independence referendum figures revealed: Majority of Scots born here voted ...


Jim McColl drops support for Scottish independence - Telegraph.co.uk
5 Mar 2015 at 12:25pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Jim McColl drops support for Scottish independence
Telegraph.co.uk
Economists have s...


Scottish independence fears return as investment fund warns of 'extended ... ...
6 Mar 2015 at 10:50am

Telegraph.co.uk

Scottish independence fears return as investment fund warns of 'extended ...
Telegr...


Why are Scots still more likely to vote than the rest of the country? - Teleg...
25 Mar 2015 at 1:02am

Telegraph.co.uk

Why are Scots still more likely to vote than the rest of the country?
Telegraph.co....


Ed Davey: Nicola Sturgeon must apologise for "false" oil claims - Telegraph.c...
20 Mar 2015 at 1:17pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Ed Davey: Nicola Sturgeon must apologise for "false" oil claims
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The ...


Scots voters should prepare for another independence referendum, says ... - S...
8 Mar 2015 at 4:53am

Express.co.uk

Scots voters should prepare for another independence referendum, says ...
Scottish Da...


Scottish Independence Investigation Finds Public Money Used For 'Partisan ......
23 Mar 2015 at 5:23am

Huffington Post UK

Scottish Independence Investigation Finds Public Money Used For 'Partisan ...
Hu...


Exclusive: Bombshell Daily Record poll shows majority of Scots now support .....
19 Mar 2015 at 5:33pm

Scottish Daily Record

Exclusive: Bombshell Daily Record poll shows majority of Scots now support ....


Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book - Scotsman
4 Mar 2015 at 4:03am

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Scottish independence: Alex Salmond to publish book
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Alex Salmond is to publish his...



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Letters to The National, March 30 - The National
29 Mar 2015 at 6:40pm

The National

Letters to The National, March 30
The National
PETER Geoghegan has been taken in by the...


SNP back Labour plan despite fears it could wreck economic recovery - Express...
29 Mar 2015 at 6:28pm

Express.co.uk

SNP back Labour plan despite fears it could wreck economic recovery
Express.co.uk
Mr H...


Critics take aim at SNP trio's trip to Hollywood during Scotland Week - Expre...
29 Mar 2015 at 6:28pm

Express.co.uk

Critics take aim at SNP trio's trip to Hollywood during Scotland Week
Express.co.uk
Cr...


Holyrood fisheries chiefs should be given power to veto military exercises - ...
29 Mar 2015 at 6:28pm

Express.co.uk

Holyrood fisheries chiefs should be given power to veto military exercises
Express.co...


SNP are in line for a severe shock - Herald Scotland
29 Mar 2015 at 6:26pm

SNP are in line for a severe shock
Herald Scotland
Everything points to a Conservative administrati...


SNP conference: Discipline of a people's party in the TV spotlight - The Nati...
29 Mar 2015 at 6:23pm

The National

SNP conference: Discipline of a people's party in the TV spotlight
The National
I'M wri...


SNP backs 50p top rate of tax - Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
29 Mar 2015 at 6:20pm

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra

SNP backs 50p top rate of tax
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
The ...


Labour 'will stand up to Boris' - Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
29 Mar 2015 at 6:20pm

Labour 'will stand up to Boris'
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
Scottish Labour has pledged to con...


Optimism Rules Among Scots Nationalists Set for Historic Victory - Bloomberg
29 Mar 2015 at 6:16pm

Bloomberg

Optimism Rules Among Scots Nationalists Set for Historic Victory
Bloomberg
While the Conse...


SNP conference: High earners in Swinney's sights with 50p tax vow - The National
29 Mar 2015 at 6:14pm

The National

SNP conference: High earners in Swinney's sights with 50p tax vow
The National
In a spe...



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Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia :In Scotland The General Election Is Another ... - Huf...
28 Mar 2015 at 6:40pm

Bloomberg

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia :In Scotland The General Election Is Another ...
Huffington Post U...


Independence referendum figures revealed: Majority of Scots born here voted ....
26 Mar 2015 at 5:00pm

Scottish Daily Record

Independence referendum figures revealed: Majority of Scots born here voted ...


Book Review: A satisfying wolves tale set against background of Scotland's .....
22 Mar 2015 at 7:39pm

The National

Book Review: A satisfying wolves tale set against background of Scotland's ...
The Nat...


Scottish National Party preparing for second independence referendum - Expres...
8 Mar 2015 at 7:11pm

Express.co.uk

Scottish National Party preparing for second independence referendum
Express.co.uk
Las...


Warning to civil service as referendum probe slams Westminster and Holyrood -...
22 Mar 2015 at 8:09pm

BBC News

Warning to civil service as referendum probe slams Westminster and Holyrood
Herald Scotlan...


General election: 'Referendum effect' means Scots most likely to vote - The I...
24 Mar 2015 at 7:08pm

The Independent

General election: 'Referendum effect' means Scots most likely to vote
The Independe...


Cookies on the BBC website - BBC News
29 Mar 2015 at 10:00am

BBC News

Cookies on the BBC website
BBC News
Only SNP MPs will ensure that the "vow" outlined by pro...


Labour struggles to define itself post referendum as the SNP continue to rise...
12 Mar 2015 at 7:29am

New Statesman

Labour struggles to define itself post referendum as the SNP continue to rise
New Sta...


Treasury official who leaked Royal Bank of Scotland relocation plan during .....
15 Mar 2015 at 5:29am

Scottish Daily Record

Treasury official who leaked Royal Bank of Scotland relocation plan during ....


The nightmare of sleepwalking into another independence referendum - Herald S...
19 Mar 2015 at 8:09pm

The nightmare of sleepwalking into another independence referendum
Herald Scotland
Politics abhors ...



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The How Of 9/11 Revealed?
29 Mar 2015 at 4:33pm

People have previously posted that we'll never know the real truth of 9/11.

 

I strongly disagree...



Closing Debate? Or Damage Limitation?
29 Mar 2015 at 9:36am
Motion at SNP conference. Seems a bit sinister to me, but as ever I'm happy to be educated on oth...

It's Yersel! Icw At The Barras
29 Mar 2015 at 5:10am
Anyone else going tonight? Think I'm more excited about this than the fitba!

Grado coming in to L...

The Stranglers & Rezillos At The Academy Sat Night
29 Mar 2015 at 3:11am
Outstanding. Both bands. That is all! & sold out - absolutely rammed & bouncing!

Midnight Cowboy
28 Mar 2015 at 7:03pm
One of the greatest films of all time. (Sky select HD)

Mini Cooper
28 Mar 2015 at 4:09pm
Girlfriend bought a 2006 Mini Cooper

Anyone have any problems with stiff steering and sluggish per...

Reality Tv Show Judges You'd Love To...
28 Mar 2015 at 1:49pm
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Party Political Broadcasts
28 Mar 2015 at 12:12pm
Or car advert
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Selfie Sticks
28 Mar 2015 at 11:13am

Anyone admit to using one of these? Have they taken off in Scotland yet? They seem to be everywhe...



Whiskey
28 Mar 2015 at 8:11am
OK folks I am finally going to start getting into whisky. I finally found a whisky I enjoyed but ...


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No spite, no spads: how David Steel routed the Tories 50 years ago | Peter Pr...
by Peter Preston
29 Mar 2015 at 2:20pm
In 1965 I covered the byelection that catapulted ?the boy David? into parliament ? and I returned this week to open an exhibition of this political sensation

Warning: beware nostalgia overload. Fift...



A bumpy ride awaits the SNP on Westminster?s see-saw | Neal Ascherson
by Neal Ascherson
29 Mar 2015 at 1:35pm
Like Parnell?s Irish home rulers, Nicola Sturgeon?s Scottish Nationalists risk becoming part of the system, outflanked by radicals

?If you hold the balance, then you hold the power.? So says Alex Sa...



SNP vote in all-women shortlists and zipping for next Holyrood election
by Severin Carrell
29 Mar 2015 at 10:37am

The Scottish National party has voted in closed session to empower its executive to have all women shortlists and ensure women are included in selection contests, closing a long-standing gap with o...



SNP pledges backing for Labour's 50p income tax rate
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
29 Mar 2015 at 6:50am

Deputy first minister contradicts Alex Salmond on tax and party deputy issues fresh demands about terms of an SNP-Labour alliance

The Scottish National party has pledged to vote in favour of Labour?...



General election is on a knife edge, David Cameron tells party activists
by Toby Helm and Libby Brooks
28 Mar 2015 at 2:59pm
PM paints stark choice between himself and leader of ?sneering socialists?, while SNP demands Labour join in pledge to lock Tories out of No 10

David Cameron has admitted that the result of the gene...



Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to work with SNP to keep Tories from No 10
by Libby Brooks
28 Mar 2015 at 11:47am

SNP leader challenges Ed Miliband to make it clear he will join forces after the election if the two parties combined have more seats than the Conservatives

Nicola Sturgeon has issued a direct chall...



SNP?s Nicola Sturgeon pledges solidarity with disillusioned UK voters
by Libby Brooks
27 Mar 2015 at 7:01pm

Scotland?s first minister says Scottish National party will be an ally in seeking to shake up ?outdated and discredited? Westminster system

Nicola Sturgeon will deliver a message of ?friendship and ...



SNP will be a 'progressive ally' to rest of the UK, says party leader
by Libby Brooks
27 Mar 2015 at 4:59am

Nicola Sturgeon insists the SNP ? predicted to win a landslide in Scotland ? will be a positive and constructive force in the Commons

Nicola Sturgeon says her message to people across the UK is that...



Scottish parties again face pressure over women and black election candidates
by Severin Carrell Hajra Rahim, Natalie Watt
26 Mar 2015 at 10:46am

The Scottish National party could vote for the first time this weekend to allow positive discrimination to help women enter parliament, but a Guardian survey shows Scotland?s politicians have been ...



Jim Murphy pledges £1bn to win Scottish Labour voters back from SNP
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
25 Mar 2015 at 9:59am

Party leader unveils plans including 5,000 guaranteed jobs for unemployed young people in bid to stave off disaster at general election

Jim Murphy has pledged more than £1bn on a revamped jobs and s...



The SNP may well hold the balance of power ? it?s democracy, stupid | Anne Pe...
by Anne Perkins
25 Mar 2015 at 6:24am
Grant Shapps says Alex Salmond is trying to undermine a government chosen by the British people. But Scots are part of Britain too, and can vote how they like

Future historians will know this week o...



Conservatives slam Salmond's 'sinister' threat to install Miliband in Downing...
by Nicholas Watt and Severin Carrell
24 Mar 2015 at 3:24pm

Bob Neill, Tory party deputy chairman, condemns comments made in New Statesman by SNP candidate

Alex Salmond has been accused of making a ?deeply sinister? threat to try to force out the Conservativ...



UK immigration policy failing Scotland, says Scottish minister
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
24 Mar 2015 at 12:42pm

Holyrood government asks Westminster to reinstate work visas for foreign students to boost Scottish economy

Scottish ministers have urged the UK government to reinstate work visas for foreign stude...



Scottish Labour pledges £175m 'anti-poverty fund'
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
24 Mar 2015 at 12:03pm

Jim Murphy says cash freed up by abolishing bedroom tax in UK would be used to end reliance on food banks

Jim Murphy has pledged to set up a £175m ?anti-poverty fund? in Scotland using cash freed up...



Labour lost Scotland?s trust long before the referendum | Vonny Moyes
by Vonny Moyes
24 Mar 2015 at 10:32am
Many Scots are uneasy with nationalism, but the SNP?s centralism with a soupcon of socialism is scooping up voters utterly disillusioned after 18 years of shattered hopes

The polls say Labour are se...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

102,143 and counting
by weegingerdug
28 Mar 2015 at 3:40pm
This weekend is the party conference of a party that’s not a branch office or an accounting unit. And it’s actually being attended by real live human beings who are filling a large hall. Over 3000 ...

Except for viewers in Scotland
by weegingerdug
27 Mar 2015 at 9:16am
So what did we learn from the non-debate debate in which Ed Miliband and Davie Cameron didn’t debate? The debate was really just an interrogation with Paxo who was clearly missing the monstering da...

Caledonian cahootment
by weegingerdug
26 Mar 2015 at 3:55pm
So have you cahooted with anyone recently? Labour says that if you vote SNP you’re in cahoots with the Tories, meanwhile the Tories say that if you vote SNP you’re in cahoots with Labour, while the...

Vote Labour, vote stupid, vote glue sniffer
by weegingerdug
24 Mar 2015 at 9:23am
Ed Miliband was in Clydebank on Monday, speaking to what Labour calls a mass rally. Once upon a time, way back in the mythical age of fairy stories and magic wireless and inventing the NHS, Labour ...

Black armbands, glue, and sleepless nights
by weegingerdug
23 Mar 2015 at 5:35am
The Unionist party leaderships have the attitudes to Scotland which are typical of the less enlightened tourist to furren pairts. Nice country, shame about the locals. If only they could just drop ...

This wasn?t supposed to happen
by weegingerdug
21 Mar 2015 at 8:12pm
This wasn’t supposed to happen. We were supposed to be quiescent and quiet little drones, grateful for the scraps we were tossed, eager for the bones we were given to gnaw on. We were supposed to b...

Little yellow minions and Wee Dougie?s delusions
by weegingerdug
20 Mar 2015 at 8:15am
Danny Alexander’s other boss, the Cleggy one not the Osborne one, is in Scotland today in a vain attempt to rally what troops the Lib Dems have got left, which basically consist of Wullie Rennie, t...

Homophobes and LOL kats
by weegingerdug
19 Mar 2015 at 1:35pm
This isn’t going to be a particularly funny blog post, because homophobia isn’t funny, but apparently the most significant thing that has happened in Scotland this week is that some anonymous and c...

The triangulation dance
by weegingerdug
17 Mar 2015 at 6:15pm
Alicsammin’s memoir of the referendum campaign is now in the shops, and it promises to be infinitely more readable than Alan Cockring’s self-serving reminisces, although that’s not difficult. The J...

Not joining Westminster?s gang
by weegingerdug
16 Mar 2015 at 7:29am
According to the Guardian, the Labour party is close to ruling out entering into a formal coalition with the SNP should Labour fail to win an overall majority in May’s General Election. Since the S...


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