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David Cameron and Ed Miliband accused each other of 'secret' plans to hurt ta...
29 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
David Cameron and Ed Miliband have accused each other of secret plans to sting the taxpayer after the election ahead of tonight's televised showdown.

Voting matters, Miliband tells Brand, as Labour leader emerges unscathed from...
29 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
ED Miliband emerged from his potentially risky encounter with the comedian-turned activist Russell Brand unscathed and defended his decision to engage with the disengaged.

Conservatives are now a party of English Nationalists, says Brown
29 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
THE Conservatives have become "an English Nationalist Party," Gordon Brown has claimed, in a furious attack accusing David Cameron of stoking anti-Scottish feeling south of the Border.

Analysis: Seven days to go, note to self - avoid banana skins
29 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
WITH just seven days to go, the key thought at the forefront of the party leaders' minds is to avoid banana skins at all costs and not say or do anything that will hinder their own cause and help their opponents'.

One week to go - note to self: avoid the banana skin
29 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
WITH just seven days to go, the key thought at the forefront of the party leaders' minds is to, at all costs, avoid banana skins and not say or do anything that will hinder their own cause and help their opponents'.

Constituency profile: Uxbridge
29 Apr 2015 at 6:10pm
It is not often that Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired Conservative politician tipped as a potential future Prime Minister, is left tongue-tied.

Election diary: Dollgate takes a sinister twist
29 Apr 2015 at 2:05pm
The SNP have been having a chuckle at some of the more extreme headlines Nicola Sturgeon has attracted in sections of the press.

Sturgeon appeals to No voters back SNP, as poll suggests tactical voting coul...
29 Apr 2015 at 12:05pm

Tory fear factor about SNP beginning to take effect in England, new poll sugg...
29 Apr 2015 at 11:50am
THE fear factor about a minority Labour government being propped up by the SNP, which has been promoted heavily by David Cameron and his Conservative colleagues, is beginning to cut through south of the border, according to a Comres poll.

Miliband insists Labour will do what it takes to protect Britain, including k...
29 Apr 2015 at 5:50am
ED Miliband has insisted a future Labour government would do "whatever it takes" to keep Britain safe, including keeping the nation's continuous-at-sea nuclear deterrent based on the Clyde.

Poll shows Sturgeon is now the most popular politician across Britain
28 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
A NEW poll has shown unprecedented levels of support for Nicola Sturgeon across Great Britain.

Parties' multi-billion pound tax evasion targets plucked from thin air, says IFS
28 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
THE main UK parties have "plucked from thin air" multi-billion pound targets for tackling tax avoidance and evasion simply to make their economic plans add up, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has claimed.

SNP accused of misleading voters over anti-fracking claims
28 Apr 2015 at 6:10pm
THE SNP has been accused of misrepresenting its position over fracking in a bid to win votes at the General Election after ministers refused to spell out how far-reaching a temporary ban on the controversial technique is.

New poll suggests SNP set for almost total haul of Scottish seats, 57 out of 59
27 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
THE SNP would win all but two of Scotland's 59 seats, according to projections from the latest poll.

Labour not the Conservatives are champions of home ownership, claims Miliband...
27 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
ED Miliband has taunted the Tories, suggesting they are no longer the party of home ownership as he announced a Labour government would introduce a stamp duty holiday for thousands of first-time buyers.


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Scotsman

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Scotland may face £126bn UK debt payment
29 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

SCOTLAND may have to pay back its entire £126 billion share of UK debt under the SNP’s plan for full fiscal autonomy, according to Alistair Darling’s former right-hand man at the Treasury.



Sturgeon ratchets up pressure on Labour to do deal
29 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

NICOLA Sturgeon has told Labour leader Ed Miliband he will have to strike a deal with the SNP after a new poll suggested the Nationalists are poised to win every one of Scotland’s 59 seats.



?UK must act now to clean up toxic air pollution?
29 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

THE UK’s highest court has ordered the government to take “immediate action” to ensure toxic air pollution is kept within European legal limits.



David Maddox: MP?s tax haven shares a boon for SNP
29 Apr 2015 at 4:10pm

Sometimes it is hard not to feel sorry for Ed Miliband. The Labour leader already has the near impossible task of making his party look like one of government while at the same time tackling the SNP, Greens and Plaid seriously outflanking him on his left.



Leaders: Poll points to new political landscape
29 Apr 2015 at 4:10pm

IF SUPPORTERS of proportional representation ever need a case study to highlight their point of view, they could do worse than point to yesterday’s Ipsos Mori poll of Scottish political opinion for STV.



Bill Jamieson: Tory tax pledge makes no sense
29 Apr 2015 at 4:10pm

Cameron’s promise to rule out tax rises for five years undermines the flexibility governments need, writes Bill Jamieson



Scottish UKIP MEP David Coburn banned from Wikipedia
29 Apr 2015 at 12:24pm

SCOTLAND’S only elected UKIP politician has been banned from Wikipedia after he tried to rewrite his public biography.



Labour would create worldwide Christian envoy - Jim Murphy
29 Apr 2015 at 12:07pm

A Labour Government will create a special envoy to campaign on behalf of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world, according to Jim Murphy.



Ruth Davidson rides tank in support of military
29 Apr 2015 at 11:33am

SCOTTISH Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson chose to be photographed on a tank to show her support for the country’s military.



Police Scotland backs extension of ?Clare?s Law?
29 Apr 2015 at 10:48am

SCOTLAND’S most senior police officer has called for a pilot scheme which allows women to check if their partner has a history of violence to be extended nationwide.



Not renewing Trident ?irresponsible folly?
29 Apr 2015 at 6:55am

SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called on all MPs elected in Scotland next week to put what she says is the national interest on military and defence issues ahead of their party.



SNP would change Westminster politics - Sturgeon
29 Apr 2015 at 6:38am

NICOLA Sturgeon said that the election of a large bloc of SNP MPs next week would lead to a shift in power from the “corridors of Westminster to the communities of Scotland” as she used a speech to supporters to pledge that the nationalists would transform the way the UK’s politics is conducted.



Video trailer of Russell Brand?s Ed Miliband interview
29 Apr 2015 at 5:58am

SHADOW chancellor Ed Balls has defended Ed Miliband’s decision to do an interview with Russell Brand.



SNP on course to win every Scottish seat
29 Apr 2015 at 5:14am

A new poll has predicted that the SNP will win all of Scotland’s 59 seats.



Alistair Darling looks back at his career
29 Apr 2015 at 3:31am

HIS career took him from battling over road schemes in Edinburgh to steering the UK through the world’s biggest banking crisis and then saving the Union in last year’s independence referendum.




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Wings over Scotland blog

Wings Over Scotland
Scottish independence, plus jokes.

The toll taken
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
29 Apr 2015 at 5:58pm
On the left, Jim Murphy campaigning for the Scottish Labour leadership a few months ago (the backdrop is distinctive, placing the pic sometime last November). On the right, Jim Murphy on STV tonight. Don’t tell lies, readers. It drains your soul.

The spurned lover
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
29 Apr 2015 at 12:57pm
Remember that lovely British solidarity you were told by Labour to vote No for? You probably need to read this, folks.

The pessimist
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
29 Apr 2015 at 8:00am
It’s come awfully late, but we’ve finally got an answer to a question people have been asking Jim Murphy since last December. In an interview with the BBC’s Gary Robertson this morning, the Scottish Labour regional manager told listeners that should he win the East Renfrewshire seat in next month’s election, he’d stay in the […]

Moodievision: Briefs Encounter
by Greg Moodie
29 Apr 2015 at 6:00am
Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection, a compilation of splendid cartoon strips from The National, Bella Caledonia and elsewhere, is available to order now.

Questions for Jim
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
29 Apr 2015 at 1:45am
Scottish Labour branch office manager Jim Murphy will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Call Kaye” programme from 9am today, taking questions from voters as well as presenter Kaye Adams. The phone number to ring in is 0500 92 95 00. Below are a few posers readers might like to put to Mr Murphy, because he […]

The Patriot
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Apr 2015 at 4:28pm
A little surprise bonus toon for you, readers. It’s from an exhibition at the Leiper Fine Art Gallery in West George Street in Glasgow (a firm friend of the Yes movement), featuring political artwork by Wings cartoonists Chris Cairns – creator of the pic above – and Greg Moodie, along with many others, of which […]

A recurring theme
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Apr 2015 at 12:38pm
There’s a tactical voting tool on the Telegraph website, which despite a somewhat loaded headline purports to even-handedly advise confused voters on the best course of action to take in their own constituency depending on whether they want to keep Ed Miliband or David Cameron OUT of 10 Downing Street. We were a bit suspicious when […]

The stupidest man in Britain
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Apr 2015 at 9:27am
Firstly, we’re not sure this qualifies as “BREAKING” news: But it’s not the Daily Record’s cub reporter that we’re talking about. We were sure we’d been going to write this story ages back, so we checked our notes and sure enough the “Miliband rules out Indyref 2″ story actually broke 18 days ago. “Ed Miliband yesterday […]

We didn?t imagine this, then
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Apr 2015 at 6:13am
Waking up bleary-eyed this morning at 6.45am, we reached over to switch on Good Morning Scotland, just in time for the news headlines round-up. This is what we heard: (Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 28 April 2015) . We honestly thought in our semi-awake state we might have dreamed it. But no, this really […]

Fury as new hospital is too amazing
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Apr 2015 at 4:57am
The Daily Mail evidently decided the first headline wasn’t mad enough. First and second versions here. We can’t help but be reminded of George Foulkes’ infamous 2008 complaint that the SNP were improving public services “deliberately”, the evil fiends. The Mail seems to be genuinely upset that the Scottish Government has chosen to spend some […]


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BBC Scotland

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


Sun newspapers back rival parties
29 Apr 2015 at 7:03pm
The Sun newspaper comes out in support of the Conservatives, while its sister paper, the Scottish Sun, endorses the SNP in the general election on 7 May.


Final week to win Scottish vote
29 Apr 2015 at 6:28pm
Scottish political parties are likely to clash over election issues at First Minister's Questions, with exactly a week until voters go to the polls.


Fall in pupil reading performance
29 Apr 2015 at 10:35am
Reading standards among eight and nine-year-olds in Scotland have fallen since 2012, a study finds.


Call for national debate on fracking
29 Apr 2015 at 4:44am
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing calls for a "national debate" on fracking in a BBC Scotland interview.


Ex-military chiefs warn on Trident
29 Apr 2015 at 1:31am
A decision not to renew the UK's Trident nuclear submarines could threaten "the survival of our nation", 20 ex-military officials say in a letter to The Times.


Pensions feature in campaigning
28 Apr 2015 at 10:55am
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson says her party will protect pensions with a "triple lock" as campaigning continues ahead of 7 May.


Fire service in 'VAT exemption' call
29 Apr 2015 at 11:03am
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is calling for exemption from VAT, saying the £10m it saved could pay for 350 extra firefighters.


Funding for paper closure task force
28 Apr 2015 at 6:57am
A task force set up following the collapse of a Fife-based paper maker will receive £6m funding from the Scottish government.


Fishermen given discards reprieve
28 Apr 2015 at 12:40pm
Scotland's fishermen are given more time to cope with a ban on throwing unwanted fish back into the sea, following a European Parliament vote.


Skin cancer cases rise by a third
28 Apr 2015 at 6:04am
Cases of skin cancer in Scotland increase by more than 30% in the past decade, according to latest NHS figures.


Bridge cables 'no cause for alarm'
28 Apr 2015 at 11:12am
A large rise in the number of broken cables on the Forth Road Bridge is "no cause for alarm", according to Transport Minister Derek Mackay.


GPs challenge Skye health upgrade
28 Apr 2015 at 9:16am
A group of GPs are challenging NHS Highland's planned changes to hospital provision in Skye and Lochalsh.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
29 Apr 2015 at 10:41am
MSPs quiz Auditor General Caroline Gardner on the college sector audit.


AUDIO: Election 2015: Shetland debate
29 Apr 2015 at 12:13pm
John Johnston chairs a BBC Scotland radio debate from the Shetland constituency.


VIDEO: Miliband rules out deal with SNP
26 Apr 2015 at 4:47am
Labour's Ed Miliband rules out any deal with the SNP if no party wins an overall majority at the election.


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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.

A timely reminder of just one of the many reasons why Scottish Labour is head...
by James Kelly
29 Apr 2015 at 8:27pm
It's been far, far too long since I last reposted a Twitter exchange, so I thought you might enjo...

Jim Jim-iney, Jim Jim-iney, Jim Jim Jer-oo, I don't think this makes sense, I...
by James Kelly
29 Apr 2015 at 1:50pm

As far as I can gather, Jim Murphy's latest wizard attack-line goes something like this : Nicola ...



The record tumbles again, as SNP lead by THIRTY-FOUR points in immense, idyll...
by James Kelly
29 Apr 2015 at 5:33am
It seemed hard to believe that the SNP could improve further on the dizzying heights that they'd ...

Remember Gordon 2007?
by James Kelly
28 Apr 2015 at 12:07pm
There was a pretty shocking article in the Guardian yesterday which seemed to come about after a ...

More about the TNS poll
by James Kelly
27 Apr 2015 at 10:26pm
Just a quick note to let you know that I have a short article at The National about yesterday's a...

Stupefyingly staggering Survation survey shows SNP 25% ahead
by James Kelly
27 Apr 2015 at 4:25pm
Crikey, what a day.  No sooner had I finished pointing out the significance of the fact that only...

It's an SNP avalanche : Sturgeon's party leads by THIRTY-TWO points in new T...
by James Kelly
27 Apr 2015 at 4:56am
It looks like Rolfe's informant at the street stall the other day was bang on the money - just as...

Miliband attempts the Harold Wilson strategy - but without Wilson's winning hand
by James Kelly
26 Apr 2015 at 11:47am
To the best of my knowledge, today marks the first time that Ed Miliband has explicitly "ruled ou...

SHE IS DANGEROUS!!!!!!
by James Kelly
26 Apr 2015 at 9:58am
In light of the intervention of multi-millionaire Tory peer Andrew Lloyd Webber in the election c...


Pivotal Panelbase poll pushes SNP to record-breaking 21% lead
by James Kelly
25 Apr 2015 at 6:56pm
I think I spoke too soon a few days ago when I observed that full-scale Scottish polls were comin...

The Ian Smart thing, that Ian Smart does
by James Kelly
24 Apr 2015 at 2:09am

I've just been catching up with First Minister's Questions from yesterday, and I thought it was f...



How will SNP supporters in the rest of the UK vote?
by James Kelly
22 Apr 2015 at 7:08pm
I know there are some readers of this blog who are either members or supporters of the SNP, but w...

Nicola's story
by James Kelly
21 Apr 2015 at 7:51am

Yesterday the International Business Times asked me to write a profile of Nicola Sturgeon.  I thi...



Enthralling YouGov poll sees SNP maintain massive 24% lead
by James Kelly
20 Apr 2015 at 4:02pm
The frequency of Scottish polling seems to be increasing markedly as we approach election day - Y...

Astounding Ashcroft polls put SNP ahead in two Edinburgh constituencies
by James Kelly
20 Apr 2015 at 10:06am
When the third batch of Scottish constituency polls was released by Ashcroft last Friday, there w...


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Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

Murphy predicts Cameron will 'remain as PM' as new poll predicts SNP will win...
29 Apr 2015 at 9:01pm
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SNP Majority of seats = Independence
29 Apr 2015 at 5:37pm

Imagine if Sinn Fein, Irish nationalists won an overwhelming majority of seats in Northern Irelan...



Scottish MSPs Claim over 12 million in expenses in a Year
29 Apr 2015 at 5:10pm
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Alex Salmond claimed £800 for food on MPs' expenses during recess
29 Apr 2015 at 5:03pm
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Took a drive through the highlands, here is a few snaps from my journey
29 Apr 2015 at 4:43pm
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A Hypothetical for consideration/discussion
29 Apr 2015 at 4:42pm

So here's one for you, and I'd be quite interested in your thoughts.

The election comes and goes,...



A questions about Scottish Parliamentary Elections
29 Apr 2015 at 4:32pm

I was just curious, if at the scottish parliamentary elections we saw what the polls are suggesti...



Tomorrow's English Sun's front page.
29 Apr 2015 at 4:21pm
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A question about "Scottish" parties
29 Apr 2015 at 4:19pm

Back when the election campaign started, I received some letters from Scottish Labour. I was kind...



The Scottish Sun backs SNP for General Election
29 Apr 2015 at 3:52pm
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Scotland, I haven't visited you since I was a young American, hitchhiking thr...
29 Apr 2015 at 3:31pm

No plans have been made yet, except for the plane tickets.

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Voters love the 'most dangerous woman in Britain'
29 Apr 2015 at 3:29pm
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Knives out for Jim Murphy as poll suggests wipeout for Scottish Labour
29 Apr 2015 at 3:13pm
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Jim Murphy victim of brutal assault by nationalist which leaves him with a br...
29 Apr 2015 at 2:18pm
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The SNP is now a mystic cult wholly divorced from reality
29 Apr 2015 at 1:42pm
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Two-faced Sun newspaper endorses SNP in Scotland while English edition urges ...
by dailyrecord
29 Apr 2015 at 4:50pm
TOMORROW'S front page of the paper's main English edition asks readers to back the Tories in next...


General Election 2015: Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron and co of making Un...
by David Clegg
29 Apr 2015 at 4:39pm
THE former prime minister launched a blistering attack on David Cameron for setting England again...

Nicola Sturgeon dismisses Trident as £100bn 'status symbol' as she vows not t...
by Torcuil Crichton
29 Apr 2015 at 2:44pm
THE First Minister said the £100billion cost of replacement over the next 30 years could be bette...


Scots UKIP MEP David Coburn BANNED from Wikipedia after continually editing a...
by Ross McCafferty
29 Apr 2015 at 1:55pm
COBURN got himself embroiled in an 'edit war' with other Wikipedia users and was later banned fro...


Watch Labour leader Ed Miliband's interview with comedian Russell Brand
by dailyrecord
29 Apr 2015 at 8:39am
MILIBAND uses meeting with the campaigning star to urge people to engage in politics and to make ...


Iron Lady II: It's back to the Tory future as Ruth Davidson test drives a tan...
by dailyrecord
29 Apr 2015 at 8:19am
SCOTTISH Conservatives' leader mimics the former Prime Minister in a bid to promote her party's p...


Nicola Sturgeon slams Trident as a 'status symbol' after ex-defence chiefs wa...
by dailyrecord
29 Apr 2015 at 7:05am
THE SNP leader uses speech to business leaders in Glasgow to reiterate her opposition to spending...


General Election 2015: SNP set for unprecedented clean sweep of seats accordi...
by David Clegg
29 Apr 2015 at 6:19am
LATEST MORI survey shows the surge in support for Nicola Sturgeon continues and that the national...


General Election 2015: Bookies predict SNP will smash through one million vot...
by dailyrecord
29 Apr 2015 at 5:03am
IRISH firm Paddy Power offering tiny odds of 1-20 for Nicola Sturgeon to lead her party to milest...


Del Boy Cameron proves he's a plonker by promising Tory law that will mean no...
by John Dingwall
29 Apr 2015 at 3:41am
PRIME Minister's election vow ensures the rich will get richer and the poor will suffer again if ...


Care home supervisor faces being struck off over allegations she told a patie...
by David Taylor
29 Apr 2015 at 2:03am
LYNN Sweeney faces a catalogue of charges at Social Services hearing over the alleged psychologic...


Jim Murphy pins Labour's electoral hopes in Scotland on persuading army of un...
by Graeme Thomson
29 Apr 2015 at 1:25am
SCOTTISH Labour leader says 33 per cent of electorate have not yet made up their minds and urges ...


General Election 2015: 51% of Scots plan to vote SNP but.. 51% DON'T want sec...
by David Clegg
29 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
THE Survation poll for the Daily Record revealed the same proportion of Scots who plan to vote SN...


Stephen Daisley: I have no idea how I am going to vote, head and heart will c...
by dailyrecord
29 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
STV'S digital political correspondent Stephen Daisley on the political beliefs inherited from our...


Joan McAlpine: Why everyone has fallen in love with First Minister Nicola Stu...
by Joan McAlpine
29 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
JOAN McAlpine discusses why Sturgeon has become so popular and how she is outshining the Westmins...


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BREAKING NEWS: Tory Home Secretary Theresa May claims election of SNP MPs wou...
by BBC Scotlandshire
26 Apr 2015 at 11:19am
BREAKING NEWS: Tory Home Secretary Theresa May claims election of SNP MPs would be worst constitu...

GA Ponsonby's book is now shipping. Visit the website and order yourself a co...
by BBC Scotlandshire
25 Apr 2015 at 10:22am
GA Ponsonby's book is now shipping. Visit the website and order yourself a copy of the book that ...

EXCLUSIVE: The Labour Party in Scotland have announced they are to set up a n...
by BBC Scotlandshire
23 Apr 2015 at 3:39pm
EXCLUSIVE: The Labour Party in Scotland have announced they are to set up a new committee to inve...

Please like this page and visit the website where you can read the first two ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
20 Apr 2015 at 12:32pm
Please like this page and visit the website where you can read the first two chapters and preorde...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Thieves and Beggars
by bellacaledonia
29 Apr 2015 at 8:30am
By Mike Cullen A scapegoat is a very handy thing. Hitler understood that. It gives you someone to...


Race, Identity and the Defence of Public Education
by bellacaledonia
29 Apr 2015 at 7:36am
Dramatic events in Amsterdam have highlighted the way that creeping neoliberalism is converting U...


The Dildo in the Ottoman: Language, soft power and the myth of social mobility
by bellacaledonia
29 Apr 2015 at 6:10am
By Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey When you grow up in a housing scheme it becomes very apparent to people...


Modest Proposals
by bellacaledonia
29 Apr 2015 at 4:54am
By Gavin Falconer One of the results of the independence referendum is that it makes all of us, w...


Jockistan and the McBoat People
by bellacaledonia
28 Apr 2015 at 10:19am
This weeks Hysterical Neighbours Prize is a three-way draw. First-up is the former Sun editor Kel...


Close to the Wire
by bellacaledonia
28 Apr 2015 at 9:20am
By Mike Small Last night someone posted on twitter: “You think you are watching the breakdown but...


The State We?re In
by bellacaledonia
28 Apr 2015 at 7:04am
Some of the best cartoons emerging from the General Election are on display at the Leiper Fine Ar...


Hope Over Fear?
by bellacaledonia
28 Apr 2015 at 6:12am
By Robin McAlpine I never really wanted any front-line political or public role and avoided it fo...


Folk Film Gathering
by bellacaledonia
27 Apr 2015 at 12:15pm
Folk Film Gathering 2015; 1st ? 7th May; Edinburgh Filmhouse previewed by Jamie Chambers Hamish H...


Fracking Fail in Falkirk
by bellacaledonia
27 Apr 2015 at 9:37am
By Liz Thomson @LizThomson88 The second Ineos public meeting intended to sell fracking to the cen...


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Scotland and Independence

scotland independence -guardian - Google News
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Ed Miliband rules out new Scottish independence vote - Edinburgh Evening News
29 Apr 2015 at 2:50am

Edinburgh Evening News

Ed Miliband rules out new Scottish independence vote
Edinburgh Evening News
S...


SNP Bounces Back From Scottish Independence Defeat - Wall Street Journal
10 Apr 2015 at 1:14am

Wall Street Journal

SNP Bounces Back From Scottish Independence Defeat
Wall Street Journal
The party...


An engaging look at Scotland's independence campaign - Green Left Weekly
19 Apr 2015 at 9:59pm

Green Left Weekly

An engaging look at Scotland's independence campaign
Green Left Weekly
These are i...


General Election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out fresh Scottish ......
19 Apr 2015 at 11:09am

The Independent

General Election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out fresh Scottish ...
The I...


Nicola Sturgeon Wants Scottish Independence... But That's Not What The ... - ...
13 Apr 2015 at 3:53pm

Nicola Sturgeon Wants Scottish Independence... But That's Not What The ...
Huffington Post UK
May's...


Scottish independence: a dream deferred - Financial Times
10 Apr 2015 at 12:40pm

Financial Times

Scottish independence: a dream deferred
Financial Times
Alex Salmond, then Scotland'...


George Osborne: Scottish independence has been 'settled' - The National
5 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm

The National

George Osborne: Scottish independence has been 'settled'
The National
CHANCELLOR George...


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

The Independent

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


Scottish Independence Vote Stolen - American Free Press
12 Apr 2015 at 5:49pm

American Free Press

Scottish Independence Vote Stolen
American Free Press
On September 18, 2014, Sco...


Ruth Davidson for Tory leader? You'd need an electoral miracle in Scotland fi...
29 Apr 2015 at 12:11pm

The Independent

Ruth Davidson for Tory leader? You'd need an electoral miracle in Scotland first
Th...



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Will Tories Make Hay While The Sun Shines? - Sky News
29 Apr 2015 at 10:05pm

Will Tories Make Hay While The Sun Shines?
Sky News
South of Gretna, the paper argues, alongside a ...


China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation: Sinopec Announces 2015 First ... - Th...
29 Apr 2015 at 9:15pm

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation: Sinopec Announces 2015 First ...
The Wall Street Transcrip...


The Sun backs Tories as Scottish edition endorses SNP - ITV News
29 Apr 2015 at 9:03pm

ITV News

The Sun backs Tories as Scottish edition endorses SNP
ITV News
In a nod to the imminent arr...


Sturgeon says Miliband must face the reality of an SNP deal - The Sun (subscr...
29 Apr 2015 at 8:41pm

The Sun (subscription)

Sturgeon says Miliband must face the reality of an SNP deal
The Sun (subscri...


Election 2015: So who, precisely, is The Sun newspaper supporting? It depends...
29 Apr 2015 at 8:36pm

International Business Times UK

Election 2015: So who, precisely, is The Sun newspaper supporting?...


The Sun Newspaper Lambasted For Hypocrisy After Backing Rival Parties ... - H...
29 Apr 2015 at 8:15pm

Huffington Post UK

The Sun Newspaper Lambasted For Hypocrisy After Backing Rival Parties ...
Huffin...


A Labour ? SNP coalition would be 'exciting' - Your Election 15
29 Apr 2015 at 8:06pm

Your Election 15

A Labour ? SNP coalition would be 'exciting'
Your Election 15
In a quick poll of th...


The Sun Is Backing Different Parties In England And Scotland - BuzzFeed News
29 Apr 2015 at 7:53pm

BuzzFeed News

The Sun Is Backing Different Parties In England And Scotland
BuzzFeed News
?If the Con...


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Upgraded to Buy at TheStreet (SNP) - Dakota F...
29 Apr 2015 at 7:39pm

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Upgraded to Buy at TheStreet (SNP)
Dakota Financial News
TheStreet ...


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Lifted to Buy at TheStreet (SNP) - Mideast Time
29 Apr 2015 at 7:32pm

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Lifted to Buy at TheStreet (SNP)
Mideast Time
China Petroleum & Che...



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Referendum 2014 (Google News)

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scotland referendum -guardian -telegraph - Google News
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Ed Balls says Scottish nationalist MPs would focus on referendum - Financial ...
27 Apr 2015 at 9:11am

Financial Times

Ed Balls says Scottish nationalist MPs would focus on referendum
Financial Times
Sco...


Referendum Reshapes Scottish Political Terrain - New York Times
18 Apr 2015 at 12:35am

New York Times

Referendum Reshapes Scottish Political Terrain
New York Times
Despite the referendum ...


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

BBC News

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


Nicola Sturgeon Says Leaving The EU Could Justify A Second Scottish ... - Huf...
21 Apr 2015 at 7:21am

Huffington Post UK

Nicola Sturgeon Says Leaving The EU Could Justify A Second Scottish ...
Huffingt...


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

The Independent

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


Tories:'EVEL'plans differ from referendum comments - SNP (press release)
24 Apr 2015 at 9:07am

Huffington Post UK

Tories:'EVEL'plans differ from referendum comments
SNP (press release)
David Came...


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

Irish Times

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


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

Scotsman (blog)

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


Kezia Dugdale: The last thing Scotland needs is another independence ... - Sc...
19 Apr 2015 at 3:42pm

Scottish Daily Record

Kezia Dugdale: The last thing Scotland needs is another independence ...
Scot...


David Cameron v Outlander: PM met with Sony execs to stop Scottish rebel ... ...
21 Apr 2015 at 5:02am

International Business Times UK

David Cameron v Outlander: PM met with Sony execs to stop Scottish...



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Dab Radio
29 Apr 2015 at 6:12pm
Just got a dab radio fitted in works van,but the reception is crap in central Dundee anybody else...

Designing An App
29 Apr 2015 at 5:11pm
Has anybody built/designed an app?

Recommend software/website to use?

Any tips on pitfalls welcome

Murphy
29 Apr 2015 at 4:05pm
Check the nick of this knob on Stv just now.

Tomorrow Sun
29 Apr 2015 at 3:23pm
badger sake. Anyone seen it?

English one had Mckenzie bigotted column slating Scotland. Tomorrow...

The Scottish Sun
29 Apr 2015 at 3:21pm
Front page supporting the SNP

Labour/ Conservative Grand Coalition
29 Apr 2015 at 3:10pm

Simple question - will it or won't it happen?

 

Is the Westminster establishment so appalled at t...



Gerry Cinnamon
29 Apr 2015 at 1:43pm

 

First real single from Gerry Crowley. He was the creator and singer of the great Hope Over Fea...



The Austerity Delusion
29 Apr 2015 at 12:15pm

http://www.theguardian.com/business/ng-interactive/2015/apr/29/the-austerity-delusion

 

Includes ...



Coburn
29 Apr 2015 at 11:27am

http://news.stv.tv/scotland-decides/318886-ukip-candidate-david-coburn-mep-banned-from-editing-ow...



General Election Party
29 Apr 2015 at 9:15am
I'm thinking of having one of these with a few lads come the evening and trying to think of any d...


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The Guardian
Scottish politics | The Guardian
Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

Election 2015 ? live: Ashcroft poll shows Clegg to lose seat and Tories to be...
by Andrew Sparrow, Nadia Khomami and Claire Phipps
29 Apr 2015 at 4:22pm
Guardian front page: Tory plan to slash £8bn benefitsMiliband most searched for UK party leader on GoogleAshcroft poll on marginal seats Ipsos Mori poll gives SNP 34-pt lead in ScotlandCameron does...

Steve Bell on Scotland and the general election ? cartoon
by Steve Bell
29 Apr 2015 at 3:35pm
Continue reading...

David Cameron: it's time for Tory campaign to let rip in final week
by Nicholas Watt and Patrick Wintour
29 Apr 2015 at 2:58pm

Exclusive: prime minister acknowledges voters are hesitant about voting Conservative but says he is turning up the dial: ?I think we will get there?

David Cameron said he remains convinced the Conse...



Election 2015 live: Labour will stand up to corporate power, Miliband tells R...
by Andrew Sparrow, Jamie Grierson and Claire Phipps
28 Apr 2015 at 4:00pm
Ed Balls DayCameron pledges to create 50,000 new apprenticeships using Libor fineGDP figures show unexpected slowdown, with economy growing by just 0.3%Osborne says GDP figures show economy at ?a c...

Nicola Sturgeon proves that when you?re hot, you?re hot
by Marina Hyde
28 Apr 2015 at 12:23pm

Unlike the Westminster leaders, the SNP leader has walked endlessly among the voters, tweeted them back and appeared in their photos

?Can you make a path for this lady, please?? an SNP press officer...



Cameron knows the risks of nationalism ? but doesn?t care if he splits the co...
by Rafael Behr
28 Apr 2015 at 12:14pm
The Britain I feel lucky to have grown up in ? where national identity is a private concern ? could be torn apart by the Tory stoking of English grievance

For want of a hyphen the kingdom could be l...



Nigel Farage: the English are biggest victims of racism because of Scots
by Rowena Mason and Dominic Smith
28 Apr 2015 at 11:09am

Ukip leader tells BBC Radio 5 that he did not want racists to vote for Ukip and SNP are causing the ?biggest racism in British politics? against the English

The worst form of racism in the UK is hat...



Election morning briefing: all eyes on the economy
by Claire Phipps
28 Apr 2015 at 1:46am

As the latest GDP figures are expected to show growth slowing, expect most of the parties to devote the day to sharing their economic vision

All the stops are being pulled out now, as the final stra...



Election 2015: Sturgeon says Tories bullied Miliband into rejecting SNP support
by Andrew Sparrow, Jamie Grierson and Claire Phipps
27 Apr 2015 at 4:01pm

Latest updates as the parties head into the last 10 days of the campaign, as Labour unveils plans to scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers and 5,000 small business owners come out for Cameron

Ashcr...

Nicola Sturgeon: Tories bullied Ed Miliband into rejecting SNP support
by Libby Brooks Scotland reporter
27 Apr 2015 at 2:52pm

In a BBC Newsnight interview, Scotland?s first minister says the Labour leader should be bolder in respecting voters? wishes

Scotland?s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has suggested that Labour le...



Lib Dems ramp up Scottish campaign after polling data boost
by Frances Perraudin and Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
27 Apr 2015 at 1:00pm

Party believes it can hold on to majority of its 11 seats in Scotland and also do better than polls suggest in England

The Liberal Democrats expect to retain about 30 of their 56 seats on 7 May and ...



Forget the West Lothian question, let?s look at the Kensington conundrum | Le...
by Letters
27 Apr 2015 at 12:35pm

Jonathan Freedland?s prescription for securing the UK?s imperilled union (To keep Scotland, Britain must embrace the separatists, 25 April) is sound as far as it goes. But he fails to draw the obvi...



Jim Murphy accuses SNP of deepening divisions over independence
by Libby Brooks Scotland reporter
27 Apr 2015 at 12:01pm

Scottish Labour leader says Nicola Sturgeon?s party has ?clear intentions? to hold second referendum, as new electoral poll shows widening SNP lead

Jim Murphy has accused the SNP of wanting to consi...



I fear this election is turning me into an English nationalist | Geoffrey Whe...
by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
27 Apr 2015 at 11:23am
We were told that devolution would strengthen the union. It?s now clear it achieved the opposite

In 1951, the general election was held on St Crispin?s Day, with echoes of Agincourt ? ?Cry God for H...



No one who backs the UK can deny the legitimacy of the SNP | Nigel Dodds
by Nigel Dodds
26 Apr 2015 at 4:30pm

I disgree with Nicola Sturgeon, but the Tories? English votes for English laws plan is a constitutional mess

The general election is exciting in Scotland and Scotland is exciting the rest of the cou...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

The Third Lanark of politics
by weegingerdug
29 Apr 2015 at 5:44pm
Labour’s plummeting poll statistics prove that it is actually possible for something to plunge more quickly than gravitational force and laws of physics would allow. But then Newton never thought t...

Whatever happened to Baby Jim
by weegingerdug
28 Apr 2015 at 10:54am
Labour is like a gambling addict, convinced that the next throw of the dice will bring about a turn in its fortunes. They believe this even though they’ve thrown the dice out of the window and into...

The hope of the wow
by weegingerdug
27 Apr 2015 at 12:12pm
Who needs the Vow when we’ve got wow? We’ve not only got wow, we’ve got utter gorgeousness. Eat yer heart out George Galloway. A couple of opinion polls were published on Monday, one a proper actua...

The obituaries from Elderslie
by weegingerdug
25 Apr 2015 at 2:51pm
So there’s this politician who is constantly intervening for the first time in the election campaign. Yes, it’s Gordie Broon again, only this time he’s not saving the wuld or even the banks, he’s n...

The rationality of rage
by weegingerdug
24 Apr 2015 at 5:30am
There’s an article in today’s Guardian in which assorted Labour party figures bewail the supposedly irrational rage that their candidates encounter on the doorstep in Scotland. The public is so ang...

Explaining the funny
by weegingerdug
23 Apr 2015 at 9:57am
When you have to explain a joke, the funny dies. Which makes this blog post an exposition of death. Yesterday a wee joke made by Alicsammin a week or so back was examined from every possible angle....

Being Scottish on purpose
by weegingerdug
21 Apr 2015 at 4:05pm
John Major’s really upset. No really. He’s pure dead raging. There’s going to be mayhem in May. The last Tory PM before this one gave a speech today, and people all over the country said, “Who? Oh,...

Dear Martin
by weegingerdug
20 Apr 2015 at 9:18am
Dear Martin, Thank you very much for your lovely letter which was sent out in a mail shot from the Labour party. Oh look, I said to myself, a letter from that guy who plays the hobbit in the movies...

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

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


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