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Opponents attack Tories over their attempts to rule out a coalition with Ukip
3 Apr 2015 at 12:20pm
Senior Conservatives have conspicuously refused to rule out a coalition with Ukip after May's election, saying only "Nein, Danke'.

Miliband: the people are the boss
3 Apr 2015 at 8:28am
Ed Miliband has said he will leave it for others to judge who won last night's debate but insisted David Cameron had "tried and failed" to defend his record.

Clegg confident of retaining seat
3 Apr 2015 at 8:24am
Nick Clegg will spend the Easter weekend in his constituency as he attempts to see off a Labour bid to oust him from Westminster.

Prospect of a second general election in 2015 raised as Nick Clegg pours cold...
2 Apr 2015 at 6:10pm
Nick Clegg has suggested that the Lib Dems could boycott any potential 'rainbow coalition' in the event of a hung parliament - raising the prospect of a second general election this year.

More than 1,800 people join SNP following Sturgeon's 'victory' in leaders debate
2 Apr 2015 at 3:15pm
More than 1,800 people have joined the SNP following Nicola Sturgeon's success in the leaders debate.

Nigel Farage and other party leaders 'to capitalise on English fears about t...
1 Apr 2015 at 6:11pm
Nigel Farage will hit out at Nicola Sturgeon during tonight's televised leaders' debate, as the Ukip leader and others attempt to capitalise on fears south of the border about the SNP in the run up to the General Election.

Miliband frames election battle as social divide with Labour backing workers ...
1 Apr 2015 at 1:20pm
ED Miliband has pitched the General Election battle in terms of a social divide between Labour being on the side of ordinary workers and the Tories supporting the vested interests of big business and individual tycoons.

Osborne claims Balls is planning tax grab if Labour win power by lowering 40p...
1 Apr 2015 at 12:55pm
ED Balls has been accused of "letting the cat out of the bag" on future tax rises under a Labour government after leaving the door open to drawing hundreds of thousands more middle-income earners into the 40p income tax band.

Exclusive poll: Tory attacks on SNP wielding power are hitting home
31 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
NEARLY half the UK electorate is fearful of the SNP holding sway over the next government - but Labour voters are much more likely to embrace the prospect than Conservative supporters.

Lib Dems 'could back an EU referendum - if it was held like the independence ...
31 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
The Lib Dems could back David Cameron's plans for an In/Out referendum on EU membership in 2017, if they are allowed to set the question and other concessions.

Nicola Sturgeon's independence experience will help beat Cameron in TV debate...
31 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
Nicola Sturgeon's experience in the televised independence debates will help her outwit David Cameron in Thursday's general election showdown, SNP strategists believe.

David Cameron accused of considering secret tax rises
31 Mar 2015 at 6:11pm
Leading economists have accused David Cameron of planning secret tax rises after the Prime Minister claimed Labour would pick voters' pockets.

Exclusive poll: almost half of voters fear more powerful SNP
31 Mar 2015 at 6:10pm
NEARLY half the UK electorate is fearful of the SNP holding sway over the next government - but Labour voters are much more likely to embrace the prospect than Conservative supporters.

Labour to be left with just 14 Scottish seats, Alex Salmond-backed spread bet...
31 Mar 2015 at 1:50pm
A BETTING specialist endorsed by Alex Salmond has predicted that the SNP will win 42 seats in May, with almost three quarters of Scottish voters turning out to the polls.

Farage says Britain could cut immigration to 30,000 within three years if it ...
31 Mar 2015 at 9:10am
BRITAIN could dramatically reduce its net immigration from the current 300,000 to just 30,000 within three years if it left the European Union and took back full control of its borders, Nigel Farage has insisted.


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UK party leaders fight off coalition claims
3 Apr 2015 at 12:34pm

LABOUR and the Conservatives are fighting off claims that they would be forced into a deal with the SNP or Ukip after the two main party leaders failed to deliver a knock-out blow in the TV General Election debate.



Stephen House expected to exit Police Scotland
3 Apr 2015 at 10:11am

SCOTLAND’s most senior police officer is expected to step down next year after admitting he is “unlikely” to renew his contract.



Nicola Sturgeon mobbed in Edinburgh after TV debate win
3 Apr 2015 at 9:13am

FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon was mobbed when she went on the campaign trail in Edinburgh today, following her much-praised performance against UK party leaders in last night’s televised debate.



Ruth Davidson says election is ?two-horse race?
3 Apr 2015 at 7:54am

SCOTTISH Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said next month’s General Election can only be a two-horse race between David Cameron and Ed Miliband for the office of Prime Minister.



Jim Murphy in zero hours contract pledge
3 Apr 2015 at 6:49am

SCOTTISH Labour leader Jim Murphy has said the party “will stand up for working people in Scotland, not bosses in boardrooms”, as he pledged that his party would ban the use of controversial zero hour contracts.



Michael Gove: Labour/SNP a ?lethal cocktail?
3 Apr 2015 at 4:43am

A LABOUR government propped up by the SNP and other smaller parties would be a “lethal cocktail” that would destabilise the country and undermine the economic recovery, Tory chief whip Michael Gove has said.



Nicola Sturgeon back on campaign trail after TV debate
3 Apr 2015 at 4:11am

FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon will be out campaigning in Scotland just hours after taking part in the televised leaders’ debate.



Iran agrees nuclear programme deal at last
2 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

THE United States, Iran and five other world powers have announced a deal outlining limits on Iran’s nuclear programme so it cannot lead to atomic weapons.



Tom Peterkin: Et tu, Cleggus ? Cameron is ambushed
2 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

LIKE contestants on the Weakest Link, the UK’s seven leading politicians lined up against each other – locked in a brutal battle for survival and power. After all the fuss about his participation in TV debates, it was reassuring to see that David Cameron actually bothered to turn up.



Fairlie blasted for blaming No vote on immigration
2 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

A FORMER SNP deputy leader has been accused of sectarianism over suggestions that Scotland’s “open door” immigration policy was behind the No vote in the independence referendum.



John Curtice: Cameron didn?t want to be there
2 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

THIS was the debate the Prime Minister had seemingly hoped to avoid. But he had managed to ensure the stage was crowded with leaders, thereby minimising the time and exposure that Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage might enjoy.



Scotland demands high-speed rail pledge
2 Apr 2015 at 6:00pm

Transport secretary Keith Brown has said Scotland must be included in plans to roll out high speed rail across UK as the main Westminster parties clashed over plans to “scale back” the project.



Election 2015 debate: Nicola Sturgeon judged winner
2 Apr 2015 at 4:46pm

NICOLA Sturgeon was judged a very narrow winner in a closely fought, historic election debate with the seven leaders of the UK’s biggest parties.



Alastair Dalton: Transparency on Forth Road Bridge
2 Apr 2015 at 4:00pm

IT HAS been Scotland’s most talked-about roadway for half a century – first regarded with awe as an engineering milestone, then with worry about its chronically overburdened state.



Joyce McMillan: Labour still learning from 1992
2 Apr 2015 at 4:00pm

Life imitating art is an old cliché but for Ed Miliband and his cohorts, there is truth in it nonetheless,writes Joyce McMillan




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Scottish independence, plus jokes.

The repelling magnets
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
3 Apr 2015 at 9:08am
In over 20 years of living in Bath, spanning five general elections, we’ve never seen a political billboard in town before. There’s been no point.In vote share terms the city isthe 4th-safest Lib Dem seat in the UK(and the 2nd-safest in England), and it has been since the party won it from the Conservatives in […]

New friends
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
3 Apr 2015 at 5:44am
Nicola Sturgeon is brilliant. Can we just outsource all our politics to Scotland and make Parliament into a Weatherspoon’s? #leadersdebate ? Brian Millar (@arthurascii) April 2, 2015 Can I vote SNP although I’m English and live near Birmingham, Sturgeon is a better politician than the rest combined lol #SNP ? Adrian Beaufoy (@BluenoseBeau) April 2, […]

Pay attention this time, Mr Murphy
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
2 Apr 2015 at 8:23am
From today’s Daily Politics (42m 25s in): We’ll add this one to the list.

Journalist of the day
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
2 Apr 2015 at 5:37am
Ladies and gentlemen, golf and lynching enthusiast Mr Fraser Paterson: When oh when will the First Minister condemn these vile cybernat oh wait. EDIT 1.21pm: Zounds, the irony, etc.

Saying what everyone?s thinking
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
1 Apr 2015 at 6:24am
This is an extract from this morning’s Today programme on Radio 4 (starts about 2h 5m in), in which James Naughtie expresses an unusually frank and forthrightopinion on Jim Murphy’s claim about the biggest party forming the government. . We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Of course, we’re sure Mr Naughtie isn’t saying what […]

A change of mind
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
1 Apr 2015 at 12:00am
Becausewe’ve been thinking about it carefully, and as the biggest party always forms the government of the UK – like it or not, that’s a simple fact – there’s only one way to protect Scotland’s interests for the next five years. Independence can wait. Today of all days, you know it makes sense. . . […]

The weight of evidence
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
31 Mar 2015 at 11:00am
Like some sort of out-of-control, unstoppable lying machine, Scottish Labour keep telling the electorate that the party with the most seats in a hung parliament is the one that forms the government, and that the only way to preventthe Conservatives from returning to poweris for Labour to be the biggest party. They’ve been saying it […]

Ducking and diving
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
31 Mar 2015 at 7:03am
Credit is due to those of the Scottish media who have taken up this site’s challenge to ask Labour the key question of the 2015 election debate in Scotland – “Are Labour prepared to form a government if they’re not the largest party in a hung parliament?” (Because if the answer is yes then Labour’s […]

History written by losers
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
31 Mar 2015 at 4:20am
Because we took a short break over the weekend, we sadly missed Labour’s solemn commemorations of the 1979 confidence vote, and as a result we don’t know whether anyone actually did don a black armband or lay a wreath to remember the miners that Labour didn’t support when they went on strike a few years […]

One more for the list
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
30 Mar 2015 at 9:10am
We’re going to compile all of these onto a single page soon, because as you can see, Scottish Labour just can’t seem to stop telling this lie. Today’s expert saying “Does it, aye?”(and the latest in a long and distinguished line) is Peter Riddell from the Institute For Government, speaking on Radio 4’s “World At […]


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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.


Debate fallout dominates campaign
3 Apr 2015 at 12:08pm
The fallout from Thursday nights ITV general election debate dominates the Scottish campaign trail.


McGovern will not seek re-election
3 Apr 2015 at 9:57am
Labour is looking for a new candidate to fight the Dundee West seat after Jim McGovern announced he will not be standing for re-election.


General election dominates FMQs
2 Apr 2015 at 8:31am
The UK general election is the main focus at First Minister's Questions as Nicola Sturgeon prepares for the TV leaders' debate.


Drop in number of registered voters
2 Apr 2015 at 11:45am
The number of people registered to vote in Scotland has fallen by 145,000 since the independence referendum.


Parties clash over Scottish poverty
1 Apr 2015 at 6:41pm
Politicians from Scotland's five main parties clash over the causes of - and possible solutions to - poverty in a special BBC Scotland debate.


Businessman backs fiscal autonomy
1 Apr 2015 at 12:40pm
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.


Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland
1 Apr 2015 at 10:31am
Westminster figures travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.


Officers warn over more police cuts
2 Apr 2015 at 12:26pm
The organisation that represents Scotland's police officers says the force can take no more operational cuts.


New laws streamline care in Scotland
31 Mar 2015 at 6:54pm
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.


New property tax comes into effect
31 Mar 2015 at 7:09pm
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.


Trident 'a red line' for SNP deal
31 Mar 2015 at 8:11am
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the renewal of Trident remains a "red line" if a deal is struck with Labour.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
2 Apr 2015 at 8:20am
Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed in the final first minister's questions before the Easter recess.


AUDIO: Davidson speaks to Good Morning Scotland
2 Apr 2015 at 4:18am
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson has been talking to BBC Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme at the start of the General Election campaign.


AUDIO: Rennie speaks to Good Morning Scotland
1 Apr 2015 at 2:57am
The leader of the Scottish Lib Dems Willie Rennie has been talking to BBC Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme at the start of the General Election campaign.


VIDEO: Austerity on the campaign agenda
1 Apr 2015 at 3:10am
On the election trail the argument over austerity and whether some Labour MPs would back SNP plans to end spending cuts has come to the fore


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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.

Time after time, we're faced with decisions : Which road to follow? How hard ...
by James Kelly
3 Apr 2015 at 9:22am
Just a quick note to let you know I have a guest post at Bella Caledonia about last night's debat...

Nicola Sturgeon wins the debate by a landslide, say viewers in Scotland
by James Kelly
2 Apr 2015 at 5:37pm
The datasets from the Survation instant reaction poll are now out, and the Scottish subsample sho...

Stunning Sturgeon WINS Britain-wide YouGov debate poll
by James Kelly
2 Apr 2015 at 4:09pm
Britain-wide instant reaction poll (YouGov) :

Nicola Sturgeon 28%
Nigel Farage 20%
David Cameron 18%...


Predictions for tonight's leaders' debate
by James Kelly
2 Apr 2015 at 10:18am
I can't think of any useful way of "previewing" tonight's leaders' debate on ITV, so instead I th...

It's not all grim for Jim - he has neigh problems with the equine vote
by James Kelly
31 Mar 2015 at 10:04pm
Just before we leave the topic of the ComRes poll entirely, I thought you might be amused to hear...

Cracking ComRes poll of all Labour-held seats in Scotland shows gigantic 19% ...
by James Kelly
31 Mar 2015 at 9:00am

The headline pretty much contains all the information I have at the moment, but I'll update this ...



Me and Jim
by James Kelly
30 Mar 2015 at 4:23pm
Jim makes me feel so special.  Please don't be jealous, but I saw the new Labour Party Election B...

You wanna be fair, and maybe you're right, let's burn our fingers, stop the f...
by James Kelly
29 Mar 2015 at 7:02pm
I winced slightly when I saw this reaction from Mike Small to the anger in some quarters over the...

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...


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newest submissions : Scotland
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Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

I'm moving to Scotland in a little over 30 days!
3 Apr 2015 at 1:11pm

I couldn't be more excited. As the moving date gets closer and closer I'm trying to narrow down m...



Leaders' debate: SNP gets more than 2,000 new members in under 24 hours after...
3 Apr 2015 at 11:49am
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Red Tractor beef row - English beef farmers are resisting efforts to put thei...
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Analysis shows Sturgeon came out top on Twitter during #LeadersDebate
3 Apr 2015 at 10:31am
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Analysis: The debate that didn?t work shows that our politics doesn?t work
3 Apr 2015 at 9:35am
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Islanders call for increased quota for the guga hunters
3 Apr 2015 at 9:27am
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Chief Constable of Police Scotland unlikely to stay after next year
3 Apr 2015 at 9:21am
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Nick Griffin's 'racist' black men in kilts anti-SNP advert has the opposite o...
3 Apr 2015 at 9:00am
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Billy Connolly's 'Crucifixion'. A 'light-hearted' Easter tale with a Scottish...
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Joyce McMillan: Labour still learning from 1992
3 Apr 2015 at 6:31am
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HELP: Partenity pay
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Jim McGovern quits as Dundee West MP
3 Apr 2015 at 1:52am
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Where to find the song 'Flower of Scotland" in various formats. Was hoping th...
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General Election Leaders' Debate: Undecided voters say Nic was the show-steal...
by Sally Hind
3 Apr 2015 at 6:31am
SALLY HIND spoke to four of the thousands of Scots undecided on their votes to see if the debate ...


General Election Leaders' Debate Kezia Dugdale verdict: Miliband won battle o...
by Kezia Dugdale
3 Apr 2015 at 5:32am
KEZIA says that Tory austerity has failed and we can't go on for another five years of 'slash-and...


General Election Leaders' Debate Joan McAlpine verdict: Old boys' club shown ...
by Joan McAlpine
3 Apr 2015 at 5:25am
JOAN agreesthere is a real need to break up the 'old boys club' in Westminster and the three wom...


Scottish Labour MP sensationally quits just weeks before General Election vote
by dailyrecord
3 Apr 2015 at 4:18am
THE Dundee Courier reports Jim McGovern has withdrawn his bid to be re-elected in the city, citin...


General Election Leaders' Debate RECAP: Full coverage as all seven party lead...
by Gregor Kyle
2 Apr 2015 at 5:36pm
LOOK back on our live coverage as all seven party leaders clashed ahead of the summer election in...


General Election Leaders' Debate David Clegg's verdict: Ed Miliband comes out...
by David Clegg
2 Apr 2015 at 5:20pm
ON a night dominated by spin and prepared soundbites, DAVID says Sturgeon slapped down a ranting ...


Former SNP deputy leader slammed after blaming immigrants for No result in in...
by Andy Philip
2 Apr 2015 at 2:07pm
JIM Fairlie made the shocking comment just days after an Edinburgh University study found a major...


Police probe cyber troll who called for Nicola Sturgeon to be 'hung from a tree'
by Sarah Vesty
2 Apr 2015 at 1:03pm
GOLF writer Fraser Paterson was bombarded with abuse after making the offensive comment about the...


Leaders' Debate Bulls**t Bingo: Eyes down for the key catchphrases to look ou...
by Ross McCafferty
2 Apr 2015 at 11:51am
Make tonight?s 7-way general election bunfight all the more fun by challenging your friends at th...


Watch amazing footage of Labour leader Ed Miliband looking.. normal
by John Ferguson
2 Apr 2015 at 8:56am
MILIBAND admitted he was a proud "geek" as he appeared on Absolute Radio yesterday in an intervie...


General Election 2015: Desperate Nick Clegg pleads with Scots Tory and Labour...
by David Clegg
2 Apr 2015 at 6:33am
ON his first campaign visit north of the border, Clegg admitted he's counting on Tory and Labour ...


Record View: Desperate Nick Clegg is doomed to fail at this year's General El...
by Record View
2 Apr 2015 at 2:00am
RECORD VIEW looks back five years to Nick Clegg's 'man of the moment' performance on the TV debat...


General Election 2015: Party leaders prepare for tonight's historic seven-way...
by Torcuil Crichton
2 Apr 2015 at 12:51am
THE country's seven biggest political parties will have their leaders clash skulls tonight while ...


Former SNP activist slams Nationalists for refusal to back Ed Balls' budget t...
by dailyrecord
1 Apr 2015 at 1:04pm
EX-SNP activist AIDAN KERR - now free from association to any political party - says the National...


Record View: Ed Miliband's policies pull no punches
by Record View
1 Apr 2015 at 2:59am
RECORD VIEW looks at the growing momentum behind Ed Miliband's election campaign with policies th...


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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...

EXCLUSIVE: Labour MPs preparing to visit Scotlandshire for "Imperial Masters ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
2 Apr 2015 at 4:56am
EXCLUSIVE: Labour MPs preparing to visit Scotlandshire for "Imperial Masters II" hire the biggest...

EXCLUSIVE: A new poll by Lord Ashcroft has suggested that the Scottish Nation...
by BBC Scotlandshire
1 Apr 2015 at 6:06am
EXCLUSIVE: A new poll by Lord Ashcroft has suggested that the Scottish Nationalist Party would be...

You just know a great idea when you see it. #LabourMugs
by BBC Scotlandshire
30 Mar 2015 at 9:45am
You just know a great idea when you see it. #LabourMugs




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 permanent almost ...

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...


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Bella Caledonia



independence - autonomy - self-determination


Tea And Sympathy
by bellacaledonia
3 Apr 2015 at 9:56am
Greg Moodie on last night's leaders' debate.


Disgusting
by bellacaledonia
3 Apr 2015 at 9:55am
By Dan Vevers “That’s because Labour wouldn’t let the job centres advertise them.” This – though ...


Are the SNP already out of sight in Labour heartland seats?
by bellacaledonia
3 Apr 2015 at 1:58am
James Kelly explores the polls and the positions in the aftermath of the leaders debate. This is,...


The SNP are right to adopt all women shortlists
by bellacaledonia
2 Apr 2015 at 2:02pm
By Liz Thomson In the lead up to the first Scottish Parliament elections of 1999, the Labour part...


Playing FTSE with the Chiefs
by bellacaledonia
2 Apr 2015 at 3:43am
By Mike Small What’s that noise? It’s the sound of 100 chickens coming home to roost.The poetic ...


How Scottish Theatre Predicted The Referendum
by bellacaledonia
2 Apr 2015 at 12:24am
By Alan Bissett Gratifyingly, it?s now commonplace to talk about how the arts enlivened the indep...


The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber Interview
by bellacaledonia
1 Apr 2015 at 11:14am
JP O’ Malley interviews anthropologist, activist, anarchist and author, David Graeber, who was on...


When?Not If? So now the question is ?How??
by bellacaledonia
31 Mar 2015 at 5:49pm
By Peter Arnott Well, here we are two days into the elongated Election Campaign, the one everyone...

From the Province of the Cat #37 ? Dead Moments Of Edited History
by bellacaledonia
31 Mar 2015 at 1:28pm
by George Gunn Perhaps it?s a too little known fact that Ed Miliband?s mother survived the Holoca...


Large Parties, Low Majorities and Bad Logic
by bellacaledonia
30 Mar 2015 at 2:29pm
By John S Warren On BBC Radio Scotland, ?Good Morning Scotland? (30th March) James Murphy MP, the...


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Scotland and Independence

scotland independence -guardian - Google News
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'Outlander' Stars Talk Scotland Independence - Wall Street Journal
3 Apr 2015 at 6:00am

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'Outlander' Stars Talk Scotland Independence
Wall Street Journal
Actors Sa...


General Election 2015: Labour-SNP partnership would revive Scottish ... - The...
30 Mar 2015 at 10:58am

The Independent

General Election 2015: Labour-SNP partnership would revive Scottish ...
The Indepen...


Why SNP voters are behaving rationally - FT.com (blog)
1 Apr 2015 at 11:12am

Scotsman (blog)

Why SNP voters are behaving rationally
FT.com (blog)
Some supporters of Scottish ind...


Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is ....
27 Mar 2015 at 5:58am

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is...


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...


Ex-SNP leader: Scots independence vote 'in 5 years' - Scotsman
10 Mar 2015 at 7:49am

Scotsman

Ex-SNP leader: Scots independence vote 'in 5 years'
Scotsman
But Gordon Wilson says the SNP...


Calls for Scottish independence rise even as North Sea oil prices fall - Yaho...
17 Mar 2015 at 9:21am

Calls for Scottish independence rise even as North Sea oil prices fall
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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?
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Most people in Britain now think Scotland will become independent - Daily Mail
17 Mar 2015 at 6:51am

Daily Mail

Most people in Britain now think Scotland will become independent
Daily Mail
Alex Salmond...


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

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



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Election 2015: Tories and Labour fight off coalition claims - BBC News
3 Apr 2015 at 1:55pm

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Election 2015: Tories and Labour fight off coalition claims
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British election debate shows US how to do it - BBC News
3 Apr 2015 at 1:45pm

BBC News

British election debate shows US how to do it
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I started watching last night's seve...


After British pre-election TV debate, voting intentions little changed - poll...
3 Apr 2015 at 1:32pm

Reuters UK

After British pre-election TV debate, voting intentions little changed - poll
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Seven spivs a' spinning - Cherwell Online
3 Apr 2015 at 1:22pm

Cherwell Online

Seven spivs a' spinning
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It was almost all the colours of the rainbow...


Surgin' Sturgeon: After leaders' debate performance English voters ask 'can I...
3 Apr 2015 at 1:09pm

Belfast Telegraph

Surgin' Sturgeon: After leaders' debate performance English voters ask 'can I .....


Opponents attack Tories over their attempts to rule out a coalition with Ukip...
3 Apr 2015 at 1:09pm

Opponents attack Tories over their attempts to rule out a coalition with Ukip
Herald Scotland
The p...


Surgin' Sturgeon: After leader's performance English voters ask 'can I vote S...
3 Apr 2015 at 1:02pm

Belfast Telegraph

Surgin' Sturgeon: After leader's performance English voters ask 'can I vote SNP'...


Key policies of top UK parties ahead of May election - Journal of Turkish Weekly
3 Apr 2015 at 12:58pm

Key policies of top UK parties ahead of May election
Journal of Turkish Weekly
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SNP leader dominates live UK election debate: Polls - Journal of Turkish Weekly
3 Apr 2015 at 12:58pm

SNP leader dominates live UK election debate: Polls
Journal of Turkish Weekly
David Cameron of the ...


Britain's party leaders faced off in TV debate ahead of general election - Da...
3 Apr 2015 at 12:52pm

Daily Mail

Britain's party leaders faced off in TV debate ahead of general election
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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...


Electoral Commission: Registered voters in Scotland down by 145593 - stv.tv
2 Apr 2015 at 9:59am

stv.tv

Electoral Commission: Registered voters in Scotland down by 145593
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Scotland may get second indyref - Nicola Sturgeon - Scotsman (blog)
31 Mar 2015 at 6:03pm

Scotsman (blog)

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


Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is ....
27 Mar 2015 at 5:58am

Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is...


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

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Most people in Britain now think Scotland will become independent - Daily Mail
17 Mar 2015 at 6:51am

Daily Mail

Most people in Britain now think Scotland will become independent
Daily Mail
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Scottish referendum report criticises MPs over civil servant impartiality - I...
22 Mar 2015 at 8:03pm

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Scottish referendum report criticises MPs over civil servant impartiality
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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
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Cookies on the BBC website - BBC News
29 Mar 2015 at 10:00am

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Cookies on the BBC website
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3 Apr 2015 at 12:22pm
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Just in case it hasnt been posted yet, theres a march (and if you cant be arsed wi the walking ) ...



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2 Apr 2015 at 2:18pm

Just being reported. Scottish airspace apparently closed in the meantime......

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Scottish Libdem Ppb Tuesday
2 Apr 2015 at 11:03am

Embdy see this last night ?

 

It's the one with the guy driving down darkened streets thinking ab...



Tonight's Leaders Tv Debate
2 Apr 2015 at 2:32am
think this could turn into a bit of a rabble tonight far to many leaders on at the same time but ...

Views Not Shoes
1 Apr 2015 at 2:07pm

Monitoring sexism in election news coverage

http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/2015/04/views-not-sh...



Why Is Easter A Different Date Each Year
1 Apr 2015 at 10:47am
can any one please tell me why easter is on a different date each year unlike say christmas get s...

Beer!
1 Apr 2015 at 9:58am

I came across a new favourite yesterday in the form of Franciscan Chieftain I.P.A. while attendin...



Bbc Lunchtime News Election Coverage
1 Apr 2015 at 6:58am

I thought BBC had to give parity to different parties or at least proportional parity in their el...




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Ed Miliband urged to make clearer case against Nicola Sturgeon
by Nicholas Watt and Severin Carrell
3 Apr 2015 at 1:55pm

Labour leader warned he needs to sharpen up his act against the Scottish first minister and her SNP, as she was ?let off the hook? in Thursday?s TV debate


Ed Miliband is being warned by anxious Labo...



SNP supporters mob Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh after leaders' debate
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
3 Apr 2015 at 8:35am

SNP leader says feedback has been positive after televised debate but cautions against getting carried away with ?post-match analysis?

Jubilant supporters have mobbed Nicola Sturgeon on a slow, triu...



Leaders' debate: ICM/Guardian poll puts Miliband ahead ? just
by Andrew Sparrow
2 Apr 2015 at 6:25pm

Rolling coverage of the ITV leaders? debate, with David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, Natalie Bennett, Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood, with reaction and analysis, and the poll re...



The Guardian view on the TV leaders? debate: don?t leave Northern Ireland out...
by Editorial
1 Apr 2015 at 1:04pm
The days when Ulster?s voice could be left out of the broadcast debates are over. Their parties should be heard too

Seven party leaders will take part in tomorrow night?s roundtable ITV general elec...



Election 2015: Tory 5bn tax avoidance figure 'flaky' ? live
by Andrew Sparrow, Claire Phipps Matthew Weaver and Nadia Khomami
31 Mar 2015 at 4:03pm

Keep up with all the latest election news with Andrew Sparrow and the Guardian politics team, as the battle buses roll out across the UK

Cameron says Labour will pick voters? pockets with taxesLivin...

SNP plans to approach leftwing Labour MPs over progressive bloc after election
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
31 Mar 2015 at 6:07am

Party sources tell of proposal to build coalition with Greens and Plaid Cymru at Westminster to stop renewal of Trident and obstruct deeper cuts

Senior figures in the Scottish National party are pla...



Election 2015: Tory claims about Labour's tax plans 'unfounded' ? as it happened
by Andrew Sparrow, Nadia Khomami and Claire Phipps
30 Mar 2015 at 5:01pm

As election season begins with the dissolution of parliament, join Andrew Sparrow and the Guardian politics team for all the latest from the campaign trail

Cameron launches election campaign with sw...

Gordon Brown pledges 800m a year for social justice in Scotland
by Libby Brooks and Severin Carrell
30 Mar 2015 at 9:00am

Former PM fights to attract ex-Labour voters away from SNP with Glasgow pledge to spend more on NHS, youth jobs and students from low-income families

Gordon Brown has renewed Scottish Labour?s attem...



Benjamin Disraeli is ailing: from the archive, 30 March 1881
by From Our London Correspondent (By Private Wire)
29 Mar 2015 at 11:30pm

Our London correspondent brings news of the Tory leader?s illness, debate on Scottish taxation and the newfangled margarine product

London, Tuesday night.

This cold easterly wind is endangering the l...



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 and 'balanced' shortlists 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...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Here come the girls
by weegingerdug
2 Apr 2015 at 3:58pm
So let’s have a heated debate! The party leaders lined up on Thursday evening to take turns at bashing David Cameron, because, let’s face it, he deserves it. It looked a bit like an afternoon games...

By the power of numbskull
by weegingerdug
1 Apr 2015 at 4:17pm
Poor Jim Murphy, he’s getting increasingly desperate as he runs on empty to destination nowhere, and still no one likes him. Even most of his own party can’t abide him – especially not most of his ...

Waving from the quayside
by weegingerdug
31 Mar 2015 at 4:05pm
Polly Toynbee, doyen of the Islington Labouristas and one time cheerleader for Tony Blair and Gordie Broon, has ventured north of the M25 and come to visit Scotland – and it’s not even the Embra Fe...

The definition of fairness
by weegingerdug
30 Mar 2015 at 4:32am
So that’s it then, the Coalition formally ended last night at midnight as the Westminster Parliament dissolved itself in a vat of acid. OK, not that last bit, a spot of wishful thinking there. The ...

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...


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