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Scottish Political News | Herald Scotland
Scottish Political News | Herald Scotland

Labour leadership challenger Yvette Cooper calls for investment
3 Jul 2015 at 12:05am
The UK is being "left behind as a nation", Labour leadership hopeful Yvette Cooper will warn as she calls for increased investment in science and hi-tech industry to protect the country's economic future.

Pensions firm backs youngest MP's committee job
2 Jul 2015 at 1:55pm
A PENSIONS firm has backed the decision to appoint Britain's youngest MP on a committee dealing with the issue - claiming it would help provide a better understanding of why young people are not saving more towards retirement.

Fallon drops biggest hint yet that UK Government is considering airstrikes in...
1 Jul 2015 at 6:11pm
THE prospect of British warplanes bombing IS positions in Syria appears to have moved closer after Michael Fallon gave the strongest hint yet, that in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack, the UK Government is considering extending air strikes across the Iraq border.

Evel vote could test Cameron's Commons majority
1 Jul 2015 at 6:11pm
DAVID Cameron risks the first major test of his Government's slender majority as the Conservatives set out proposals to restrict the voting rights of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs today.

Iain Duncan-Smith announces child poverty changes as it emerges his official ...
1 Jul 2015 at 2:30pm
Iain Duncan Smith's official credit card has been suspended after the Work and Pensions Secretary ran up £1,000 in expenses debts, it has emerged, as he announced plans to ditch Labour's Child Poverty Act.

Gordon Brown to make speech to world leaders in Norway
1 Jul 2015 at 1:25pm
GORDON Brown is to make one of his first appearances since the General Election when he addresses world leaders in Norway.

PM in a holding pattern over Heathrow with no place to land, claims Labour's ...
1 Jul 2015 at 12:50pm
SCHADENFREUDE, the joy of revelling in someone else's misfortune, is a rather popular pastime on the green benches.

Labour and SNP accuse Tories of failing to deliver Smith on welfare
30 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
Labour and the SNP have both accused David Cameron's Government of failing to deliver the Smith Commission proposals on extra welfare powers.

Last-ditch bail-out deal rejected as Greek economy teeters on the brink
30 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
A last-ditch bid by Athens to extend Greece's bail-out failed as the country was poised to default on its £1.1 billion IMF loan, placing its economy on the edge of collapse and possible exit from the eurozone.

Public bodies legally required to prevent radicalisation of young people from...
30 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
KEY public bodies across Scotland, England and Wales will be legally required to take action to stop people being drawn into terrorism, under new rules introduced from today.

Families to welcome back loved ones as difficult process of repatriation of T...
30 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
EMOTIONS will be running high today when the first of the victims of the Tunisia terror attack are brought back home to their loved ones.

Labour ditches 50p tax rate plan to fight against Tory pressure to lower 45p ...
30 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
Labour has dropped its flagship policy of reintroducing a 50p income tax rate and instead is concentrating on stopping the Chancellor from cutting the 45p rate to 40p.

First victims of the Tunisian terror attack to be flown home
30 Jun 2015 at 8:35am
THE first victims of the Tunisia terror attack will be repatriated tomorrow, Downing Street has announced.

No one should underestimate the impact Grexit would have on the UK, warns Osb...
29 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
BRITONS should not underestimate the economic impact a Greek exit from the eurozone would have on the UK, George Osborne has warned, as Brussels upped the stakes by telling Athens Sunday's referendum was a vote on whether Greece wanted to keep the euro or return to the drachma.

Liz Kendall: I'd scrap David Cameron's back-to-work programme and give the po...
29 Jun 2015 at 6:11pm
LABOUR leadership hopeful Liz Kendall has pledged to scrap the Conservatives' controversial Work Programme and give the powers to local government.


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Review ?should examine council tax flaws?
3 Jul 2015 at 2:48am

A COMMISSION looking at alternatives to the council tax should tackle “flaws” in the system to encourage more investment in the private rented sector, according to representatives of landlords.



Tom Harris joins Reform Scotland think-tank
3 Jul 2015 at 2:39am

A FORMER Labour MP and transport minister is among four new cross-party appointments at the think-tank Reform Scotland.



Leaders: West Lothian Question needs addressed
2 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm

THE West Lothian Question is older than we think



Greece ?No? vote could cause financial instability
2 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm

A NO vote in Sunday’s referendum in Greece would “test” the defences established in the UK and Europe against financial instability spreading, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned.



David Maddox: Evel plans stronger than expected
2 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm

English votes for English laws (Evel) have for some time been dubbed “Tory votes for English laws”, reflecting the suggestion that the plan is to gerrymander the House of Commons and cut out MPs from parts of the UK where the Conservatives are not popular, particularly Scotland.



Evel idea ?sounds racist?, says Sir Gerald Kaufman
2 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm

Plans to deliver “English votes on English laws” sound racist, the Father of the House has said.



Revealed: Plan ?to move Hong Kong to Northern Ireland?
2 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm

EVEN at the time it must have seemed like a truly bizarre idea. In the midst of the Northern Ireland Troubles, it was suggested that the entire population of Hong Kong should be uprooted and relocated in a new city built in the middle of the province.



Christine Jardine: What to do after election loss?
2 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm

THE focus is on the dozens of new MPs in Scotland, but what becomes of the ousted, and their staff, asks Christine Jardine.



Joyce McMillan: This flawed and friendless Union
2 Jul 2015 at 4:00pm

THE Tories’ planned ‘English votes for English laws’ will be recipe for constant dispute, writes Joyce McMillan.



Equalities minister opposes female Cabinet quota
2 Jul 2015 at 11:17am

DAVID Cameron should not follow Nicola Sturgeon’s lead and appoint an equal number of men and women to his Cabinet, an equalities minister has said.



SNP may be only party to oppose Syrian air strikes
2 Jul 2015 at 10:49am

THE SNP looks set to be the only party to oppose expanding bombing raids on Islamic State (IS) into Syria, after Labour made clear it was prepared to back the proposal from Defence Secretary Michael Fallon.



Location switch in bid to oust Alistair Carmichael
2 Jul 2015 at 9:55am

A LEGAL challenge to the election of Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael should be heard in Edinburgh and not in his Orkney and Shetland constituency, a court has heard.



Barcelona face UEFA probe over Catalan flags
2 Jul 2015 at 9:34am

BARCELONA are facing a UEFA probe after fans displayed pro-Catalan independence flags during the Champions League final in June.



Ken Macintosh demands review of Named Person plans
2 Jul 2015 at 9:16am

SCOTTISH Labour leadership candidate Ken Macintosh has called for plans to appoint a named person for every child in Scotland to be revisited after police raised concerns about their role in the scheme.



Kezia Dugdale wants a gender equality drive
2 Jul 2015 at 8:38am

SCOTLAND still has a mountain to climb to tackle gender inequality, despite having a female First Minister, Labour leadership contender Kezia Dugdale has said.




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Wings over Scotland blog

Wings Over Scotland
The problem voice of unthinking Scottish nationalism

Stop or we?ll say stop again
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
3 Jul 2015 at 4:01am
We’ll never tire of documenting the Daily Record’s increasingly panicked attempts to get David Cameron to enact the Record’s dodgy promise of last September and save it from having to answer for the pup it sold Scotland. That one’s 30 September 2014, just 12 days after the vote. And again the next day. The following […]

Scotland?s Embarrassment
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
2 Jul 2015 at 4:14pm
The Daily Record has a major editorial in today’s edition bleating piteously about the way David Mundell and the Conservative government have – to everyone’s complete and utter astonishment, except not so much – ignored the wishes of almost all the MPs elected by the Scottish people just two months ago and blocked every single amendment to the Scotland Bill. The […]

The member for The Vow
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
2 Jul 2015 at 6:54am
The Sunday Post’s lobby reporter James Millar noticed today that all the parties have submitted their nominations to sit on the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster. As has already been noted, the majority of the committee – seven from 11 – are MPs for English seats (list below). But one name in particular caught our attention. Alert readers […]

Why is this okay again?
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
1 Jul 2015 at 2:39pm
Two nights of political debate on the BBC: Six unionists, two nationalists. What’s that all about, then? Because by pretty much any sort of rational measure, that’s not a fair or proportionate line-up. Those six Unionists are representing parties with just three MPs in Scotland, whereas the two nationalists are representing 56 MPs. Now of course, […]

Moodievision: Flatliners
by Greg Moodie
1 Jul 2015 at 5:59am

Equal Partnership For Dummies
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
1 Jul 2015 at 3:51am
How the UK’s constitution now works, in brief: - English votes for English laws - English votes for Scottish laws - No Scottish votes for English laws Any questions?

Greece isn?t the word
by Douglas Daniel
30 Jun 2015 at 7:21am
In today’s Scotsman, Peter Jones makes the case for why an independent Scotland would have been plunged into the same crisis currently affecting Greece (and making the case along the way for why George Osborne’s austerity is inevitable and we should just shut up and accept it). He insists strenuously throughout the article that he’s […]

The fast-moving world of news
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
29 Jun 2015 at 5:09am
Here’s the Times (Scotland edition) last Wednesday: A lot has happened since then, of course. Here’s the Scotland News page of the Times website the next day. As you can see at the bottom left, the paper published a piece pointing out that Wednesday’s front-page splash and editorial leader were completely and utterly wrong, although […]

The snoopers at your shoulder
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
28 Jun 2015 at 9:43am
The “Clypegate” dossier didn’t bring Scottish Labour the scale of PR triumph they’d hoped for. Few papers bothered picking it up at all, with only a comically error-strewn Tom Peterkin piece in Scotland On Sunday (which amusingly specified the number of alleged offenders named as variously “50”, “almost 50″ and “46”, never quite managing to get to the actual […]

Soapbox: On A Boat
by Pete Sinclair
28 Jun 2015 at 3:11am
I was on my way to work in London the other morning when I heard someone talking on his mobile phone. He was a white English man in his thirties, wearing builder’s gear, presumably on his way to work too. We were heading in the same direction, so I listened to his end of the […]


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


New 'veto' announced for English MPs
2 Jul 2015 at 8:03am
The SNP warns that giving MPs from English constituencies a new "veto" over laws affecting England only with create a "two-tier" Commons.


Carmichael bid to get case dismissed
2 Jul 2015 at 8:35am
Lawyers for Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael are seeking to have a move to oust him dismissed at a legal debate.


Inquiry into 'end of life' care
2 Jul 2015 at 7:22am
MSPs are preparing to launch an inquiry into the quality and availability of end-of-life care in Scotland.


Wind farm impact issues highlighted
2 Jul 2015 at 5:40am
New research suggests that developers sometimes under-assess the impact of wind farm noise and appearance on residents.


NHS 24 chief executive to stand down
2 Jul 2015 at 8:25am
NHS 24's chief executive John Turner is to step down and leave the organisation at the end of this month.


Funds for schools in deprived areas
2 Jul 2015 at 8:46am
A group of Scottish councils receive £11m from the Scottish government to help pupils from deprived areas perform better in school.


Action plan after hospital criticism
2 Jul 2015 at 8:02am
An action plan to improve cleanliness and hygiene techniques is put in place at operating theatres at Borders General Hospital.


Abuse inquiry challenge dismissed
1 Jul 2015 at 1:10pm
A judge dismisses a legal bid by two Catholic charities to overturn the appointment of a top QC as chairwoman into historic child abuse in Scotland.


PM denies 'second class MPs' claim
1 Jul 2015 at 10:10am
The Prime Minister dismisses SNP claims that plans for English votes for English laws would create "second class" MPs.


A9 hairpin bend 'being ignored'
1 Jul 2015 at 6:06pm
The Scottish government is accused of "dragging its heels" sorting out the A9's Berriedale Braes hairpin bend.


Youngest MP joins pensions committee
1 Jul 2015 at 12:16pm
The youngest MP at Westminster, Mhairi Black, is to take up a place on one of the House of Commons select committees.


Scotland to roll out 'Clare's Law'
1 Jul 2015 at 8:50am
A trial scheme which allows people to be told if their partner has been violent in the past is to be extended across Scotland.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
25 Jun 2015 at 7:12am
MSPs quiz First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at FMQs.


VIDEO: 'Second class status' for Scottish MPs?
1 Jul 2015 at 7:47am
Scottish MPs will be "excluded from parts of the democratic process in Westminster", says the SNP's Angus Robertson.


What is it with macaroni pies?
25 Jun 2015 at 6:51am
Why a bakery chain's decision to stop selling macaroni pies has left a bad taste in the mouth


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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.

Your verdict : the SNP's Holyrood group is still the "A-Team"
by James Kelly
2 Jul 2015 at 6:21pm
Thanks to the hundreds of you who voted in the poll asking whether the SNP's "A-team" is to be fo...

If EVEL is about "fairness", Mr Cameron, I presume we'll be getting all of th...
by James Kelly
2 Jul 2015 at 8:00am
1) The Scottish Parliament will be granted the power to unilaterally abolish the Westminster Parl...

VOTE : Which is the SNP's "A-Team" now?
by James Kelly
1 Jul 2015 at 5:12pm
When the Scottish Parliament was founded in 1999, the SNP took great pride in being the only one ...

Have the Greens just killed their own "2nd vote" strategy by voting against F...
by James Kelly
1 Jul 2015 at 8:24am
Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion and the Green party's only representative in the Hou...

Are we fast reaching the point where it will be untenable for the SNP not to ...
by James Kelly
30 Jun 2015 at 6:05pm
You might remember that in the early days after September 18th, some people on the moderate wing ...

The "United" Kingdom, in numbers : how MPs from Scotland and the rest of the ...
by James Kelly
30 Jun 2015 at 10:43am
I did the SDLP a severe disservice last night, but I was also far too kind to the Green Party of ...

Deafening cheers as Westminster celebrates using English votes to block Scott...
by James Kelly
29 Jun 2015 at 5:50pm
Something extraordinary happened a few minutes ago in the House of Commons chamber.  It wasn't th...

We're ready for the question, David
by James Kelly
29 Jun 2015 at 12:02pm
"OK, SNP. Tense moments in the studio here. The offer from the banker is a vastly watered down ...

The biggest casualty of #clypegate will either be Ian Smart, or moral consist...
by James Kelly
27 Jun 2015 at 10:55am
Labour's risible 51-page "Clypegate" dossier is available to read, even though it was supposed to...

Clyping on Kezia
by James Kelly
26 Jun 2015 at 7:41pm
Those of you with long memories (and it does suddenly seem like an eternity ago now) might recall...

The Quebec comparison
by James Kelly
26 Jun 2015 at 9:27am
Our opponents love nothing better than a good Quebec comparison, don't they?  Over at PB today, L...

Oscillation ongoing in ORB offering : why are online and telephone pollsters ...
by James Kelly
25 Jun 2015 at 12:07pm
As you're probably aware, there was an ORB poll earlier this week suggesting that the EU referend...

A little postscript on the Adam Ramsay discussion
by James Kelly
23 Jun 2015 at 7:53pm
Since my post the other day in which I tried to explain why Adam Ramsay is wrong to claim that ta...

Funny how the "Yes to PR, No to AV" campaign has been airbrushed from history
by James Kelly
23 Jun 2015 at 6:14am
I don't know if anyone else is having trouble commenting via Disqus on the Spectator website, but...


Common Space launch party film
by James Kelly
22 Jun 2015 at 7:28am


I mentioned yesterday that William Duguid and I were interviewed together for a Phantom Power vid...


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For the good of Gordon or the party? Will Matheson's deputy leadership bid be...
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Bombing Syria 'very hard to justify'
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Rab Florence spent the night in a Glasgow pub after falling asleep in the toilet
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The Queen is visiting the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow. They bought i...
3 Jul 2015 at 3:38am

Overheard the cleaners complaining that they were banned from the canteen today.

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Brand new van wrapped to look like an old rustbucket
3 Jul 2015 at 2:35am
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Queen to open new Strathclyde University technology centre - BBC News
3 Jul 2015 at 2:12am
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Herald View - On EVEL we deserve better than this | Herald Scotland
3 Jul 2015 at 2:03am
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Can someone explain to me what's happened to r/ukpolitics?
3 Jul 2015 at 2:01am

It it the revolution or the ultimate circle jerk?

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Nicola Sturgeon comments on Tory 'EVEL' proposals | Scottish National Party
3 Jul 2015 at 1:36am
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Foodservice Packaging Association slams mooted foam container ban in Scotland
2 Jul 2015 at 5:32pm
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Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, Sir Harry Burns, gives Ted talk on health i...
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Scottish Labour have submitted an amendment to the Scotland Bill requiring th...
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The SNP was the subject of 59 UK national press leader columns during #GE2015...
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SNP says Tory plan to block Scottish MPs from voting on English laws likely t...
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Record View: The battle raging over English Votes for English Laws is not so ...
by Record View
3 Jul 2015 at 3:57am
RECORD VIEW dismisse clashes over EVEL as politicians spouting the usual hypocritical nonsense ov...


Leaked documents show Iain Duncan Smith set to slash vital disability benefit...
by dailyrecord
3 Jul 2015 at 3:37am
THE Tory welfare slasher is set to take his axe to Employment Support Allowance as an 'incentivis...


Nicola Sturgeon warns of second referendum over David Cameron's plans to lock...
by David Clegg
3 Jul 2015 at 12:30am
THE First Minster says the PM's proposal for English votes for English laws will drive the UK to ...


David Clegg: Lessons from Greek tragedy should not be lost in Scotland
by David Clegg
2 Jul 2015 at 2:14am
DAVID believes the Greek people were conned by the promises of populist lefties Syriza and that t...


SNP councillor carpeted for burning official report in YouTube stunt is hande...
by David Clegg
1 Jul 2015 at 2:59pm
MAGS MacLaren was suspended from the party for two months after she burned a copy of the Smith Co...


Tory MP vows to back SNP colleague in Commons 'manbag' protest
by Lindsay Watling
1 Jul 2015 at 2:14pm
SCOTS MP Martin Docherty raised the issue of men not being allowed to take bags into the chamber ...


Iain Duncan Smith scraps target for raising children out of poverty
by Mikey Smith
1 Jul 2015 at 10:53am
The requirement to lift children out of relative poverty has been scrapped as the government rede...


Iain Duncan Smith has official credit card suspended after racking up £1,000 ...
by Mikey Smith
1 Jul 2015 at 6:43am
The welfare secretary is a fan of pre-paid cards for benefit claimants - but it seems he dropped ...


Record View: Britain's children are bearing the brunt of Tories' callous cuts
by Record View
1 Jul 2015 at 3:22am
SCOTLAND'S Commissioner for Children will today issue a stark warning to the UK government - aust...


Children's commissioner says stinging Tory cuts are plunging our children int...
by David Clegg
1 Jul 2015 at 1:36am
TAM Baillie has joined forces with his English, Welsh and Northern Irish counterparts to demand t...


Kezia Dugdale secures support of CWU union in bid to take leadership of Scott...
by dailyrecord
29 Jun 2015 at 5:33am
THE Communication Workers Union has confirmed it is backing Kezia Dugdale for the position of lea...


Record View: Scotland Bill must deliver on promise to improve devolution
by Record View
29 Jun 2015 at 4:12am
IF the Scotland Bill's delivers on its promises then our parliament will be all the stronger for ...


Stand & deliver: Daily Record quizzes Tory Scots secretary David Mundell on t...
by dailyrecord
29 Jun 2015 at 12:00am
THE new Scottish Secretary in the Tory cabinet wants Daily Record readers to hold him to account ...


Kezia Dugdale: Why MPs like Mhairi Black should not be an exception
by dailyrecord
28 Jun 2015 at 2:00pm
KEZIA loves the idea of young people tuning in to see someone representative of their age making ...


Nicola Sturgeon praises Glasgow's resilience after helicopter tragedy: Clutha...
by Mark Aitken
28 Jun 2015 at 3:32am
THE First Minister has been invited to reopen the famous bar when it opens its doors once again a...


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EXCLUSIVE: In an effort to re-evaluate the purpose and future of their party,...
by BBC Scotlandshire
21 Jun 2015 at 10:16am
EXCLUSIVE: In an effort to re-evaluate the purpose and future of their party, a number of courage...

BREAKING: A civil war has erupted amongst online separatists after one broke ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
18 Jun 2015 at 2:12pm
BREAKING: A civil war has erupted amongst online separatists after one broke ranks, claiming thei...

EXCLUSIVE: A new charity will be launched in Edinburgh today which seeks to p...
by BBC Scotlandshire
15 Jun 2015 at 11:09am
EXCLUSIVE: A new charity will be launched in Edinburgh today which seeks to provide support to vi...

Labour Hame, SLab's house blog, are trying their hand at satire. We felt we h...
by BBC Scotlandshire
13 Jun 2015 at 2:30pm
Labour Hame, SLab's house blog, are trying their hand at satire. We felt we had to comment.

Do t...

These are the good people who built and who manage the BBC Scotlandshire webs...
by BBC Scotlandshire
12 Jun 2015 at 10:11am
These are the good people who built and who manage the BBC Scotlandshire website for us. And now ...

BREAKING NEWS: Disgraced ex Secretary of State for Portsmouth Alistair Carmic...
by BBC Scotlandshire
11 Jun 2015 at 11:21am
BREAKING NEWS: Disgraced ex Secretary of State for Portsmouth Alistair Carmichael has claimed to ...

Wonderful news for the SNP group and a great honour for Angus.
by BBC Scotlandshire
10 Jun 2015 at 3:03pm
Wonderful news for the SNP group and a great honour for Angus.




BBC Scotlandshire announces the death of democracy in these islands. The Na...
by BBC Scotlandshire
9 Jun 2015 at 7:41am
BBC Scotlandshire announces the death of democracy in these islands.

The Natz have obviously fu...

EXCLUSIVE: (utterly and inexplicably so) The UK media are in uproar as an SNP...
by BBC Scotlandshire
8 Jun 2015 at 10:26am
EXCLUSIVE: (utterly and inexplicably so)
The UK media are in uproar as an SNP MP had to apologise...

A fortnight gone but still the Natz are £2k short of their target to cha...
by BBC Scotlandshire
8 Jun 2015 at 7:34am
A fortnight gone but still the Natz are £2k short of their target to challenge the Imperial Maste...

BREAKING: The most senior officer of the Orange Order in Scotlandshire has cl...
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Jun 2015 at 6:18am
BREAKING: The most senior officer of the Orange Order in Scotlandshire has claimed that Orangemen...

Read Derek Bateman's review of GA Ponsonby's book, London Calling: How the B...
by BBC Scotlandshire
1 Jun 2015 at 8:20am
Read Derek Bateman's review of GA Ponsonby's book,
London Calling: How the BBC stole the Referen...

EXCLUSIVE: This week we are proud to present the secret diaries of acting MP ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
30 May 2015 at 3:32pm
EXCLUSIVE: This week we are proud to present the secret diaries of acting MP for Orkney & Shetlan...

EXCLUSIVE: There was utter confusion at Westminster yesterday when Alex Salmo...
by BBC Scotlandshire
29 May 2015 at 12:24pm
EXCLUSIVE: There was utter confusion at Westminster yesterday when Alex Salmond called for an adj...

EXCLUSIVE: The first Conservative Queen's speech to be put forward in almost ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
27 May 2015 at 2:44pm
EXCLUSIVE: The first Conservative Queen's speech to be put forward in almost 20 years had been 'c...


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the best way to predict your future is to create it

Whatever Happened to the Tories, Ma?
by Bella Caledonia Editor
3 Jul 2015 at 3:35am
All the way through the referendum, I could feel my Tory ancestors tugging away at my insides som...

Postcard from Ouranoupolis
by Bella Caledonia Editor
3 Jul 2015 at 3:04am
Here we are in Greece in the middle of something very very important. We often are. She?s Greek, ...

Another Greece is Possible ? SYRIZA Scotland, RIC and #Greferendum
by Bella Caledonia Editor
3 Jul 2015 at 2:32am
In the fourth of IndependenceLive.net’s Greek Week interviews, Sophia Lycouris talks to Jonathon ...

The Greek Debt Crisis and Why Austerity Doesn?t Work in 8 Minutes
by Bella Caledonia Editor
2 Jul 2015 at 3:11am
with Stephen Paton from @LeftScotland

LOBO, nastier than an irate Wolf
by Bella Caledonia Editor
1 Jul 2015 at 10:23am
For those not in the know, Lobo is wolf in Spanish or, in English, Lender Option Borrower Option ...

Fresh Talent 2: The Sequel
by Bella Caledonia Editor
1 Jul 2015 at 9:51am
When the Fresh Talent Work in Scotland Scheme (FTWISS) was announced by the then Scottish Executi...

What is a progressive?
by Bella Caledonia Editor
1 Jul 2015 at 9:39am
The word progressive has been doing so much rhetorical work lately that it?s worth asking what it...

Austerity Europe v The People
by Bella Caledonia Editor
30 Jun 2015 at 10:05am
In true Greek fashion, the originators of democracy will hold a referendum this weekend to determ...

#Indyref2 Research Project
by Bella Caledonia Editor
30 Jun 2015 at 3:53am
In a short nine months we’ve gone from a national debate characterised by limitless inquisitive e...

Bringing ?the monstrous regiment? into line: gender trouble in the Highlands ...
by Bella Caledonia Editor
29 Jun 2015 at 11:00am
A recent conspiracy at the Crofting Commission may be another instance of Scotland’s unhealthy se...


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Nicola Sturgeon: Westminster's ?great disrespect? over Evel makes Scottish .....
2 Jul 2015 at 8:03am

Express.co.uk

Nicola Sturgeon: Westminster's ?great disrespect? over Evel makes Scottish ...
Common...


Brexit referendum will trigger another Scotland independence vote, warns JP ....
10 Jun 2015 at 2:26pm

Telegraph.co.uk

Brexit referendum will trigger another Scotland independence vote, warns JP ...
Tel...


Electoral Commission says Scottish independence referendum was 'well run' - B...
23 Jun 2015 at 6:04am

BBC News

Electoral Commission says Scottish independence referendum was 'well run'
BBC News
The body...


Scottish Independence 'might not change much' - Edinburgh Evening News
8 Jun 2015 at 2:44am

Edinburgh Evening News

Scottish Independence 'might not change much'
Edinburgh Evening News
?For tho...


Can Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon Sell America on Independence? - U.S. News & Wo...
11 Jun 2015 at 4:31pm

U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Can Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon Sell America on Independence?
U.S. N...


John Byrne on art, Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish independence - Channel 4 News
3 Jun 2015 at 2:45pm

Channel 4 News

John Byrne on art, Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish independence
Channel 4 News
Scotland ...


UK 'backs Andy Murray despite independence view' - Scotsman
25 Jun 2015 at 3:33am

Scotsman

UK 'backs Andy Murray despite independence view'
Scotsman
Murray, who lives in Surrey with ...


'Legal threat' over Alex Salmond's Scottish independence book - Belfast Teleg...
16 Jun 2015 at 6:22pm

Belfast Telegraph

'Legal threat' over Alex Salmond's Scottish independence book
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No campaigner Galloway predicts Scottish independence in five years - Aberdee...
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SNP MP says English votes for English laws move 'makes independence more ... ...
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Nicola Sturgeon threatens second independence referendum over 'English ... - ...
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Chris White: How the new EVEL system will work - Conservative Home
3 Jul 2015 at 5:00am

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Former MP Harris joins think-tank - Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra
3 Jul 2015 at 4:23am

Former MP Harris joins think-tank
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Sturgeon named the most influential woman in the world - Belfast Telegraph
3 Jul 2015 at 4:04am

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Record View: The battle raging over English Votes for English Laws is not so ...
3 Jul 2015 at 3:57am

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3 Jul 2015 at 3:50am

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Anger over English MP voting rights proposals - Aberdeen Press and Journal
3 Jul 2015 at 3:33am

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Anger over English MP voting rights proposals
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Alex Salmond: Bombing Syria ?very hard to justify? - CommonSpace
3 Jul 2015 at 3:31am

Alex Salmond: Bombing Syria ?very hard to justify?
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SNP in position to maximise strength in Commons - Edinburgh Evening News
3 Jul 2015 at 2:45am

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Polls point to Greek Yes vote in bail-out referendum - Herald Scotland
2 Jul 2015 at 7:09pm

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23 Jun 2015 at 6:04am

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Holyrood to examine implications of UK's European Union referendum - stv.tv
29 Jun 2015 at 6:08pm

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Referendum vote to leave EU could spark Scottish exit from UK, warns SNP MP -...
9 Jun 2015 at 3:43pm

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Flat-footed Cameron leads us on a messy referendum dance - Herald Scotland
26 Jun 2015 at 7:09pm

Flat-footed Cameron leads us on a messy referendum dance
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14 Jun 2015 at 1:34pm

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24 Jun 2015 at 6:08pm

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MPs sense something fishy as Grayling solves West Lothian question
by John Crace
2 Jul 2015 at 11:30am

Much to the minister?s chagrin, the few MPs who were in the Commons to witness this moment of history were by and large sceptical of his motives

Imagine you were the first person to actually observe...



Labour and SNP attack government's 'English votes for English laws' plan
by Rowena Mason and Libby Brooks
2 Jul 2015 at 10:48am

Labour and Scottish National parties say Tory proposals to allow English MPs power of veto over devolved issues put United Kingdom at risk

A Labour-led government with a majority reliant on Scottish...



Fallon's Commons speech on case for extending air strikes against Isis to Syr...
by Andrew Sparrow
2 Jul 2015 at 9:37am

Rolling coverage of all the day?s political developments as they happen, including reaction to Michael Fallon?s suggestion that Britain should bomb Isis in Syria and the government?s ?English votes...



SNP: rushing through English votes for English laws is democratic outrage
by Rowena Mason Political correspondent
30 Jun 2015 at 12:00pm

Party?s Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, hits out at David Cameron?s plans to bring in new powers before the summer break

David Cameron has been accused by the Scottish National party of plottin...



Far from being a ?Mugabe-style grab?, Scotland?s land reform is too timid | G...
by George Monbiot
30 Jun 2015 at 11:49am
Why not raise the level of ambition with new national parks, protected for their habitats, which could generate new jobs built on wildlife and tourism?

?Tartan Stalinists?, the ?Highland Stasi?, ?Sc...



SNP warns Scotland could still vote for independence
by Toby Helm Political editor
27 Jun 2015 at 6:05pm
Party?s Westminster leader says new referendum is on the cards if David Cameron fails to deliver promises on greater devolution

The leader of the Scottish National party at Westminster has suggested...



Fair societies don?t treat prisoners like animals | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
27 Jun 2015 at 6:05pm
What price justice in the SNP?s brave new Scotland?

No one is even remotely suggesting that the SNP?s social justice initiatives are mired in deep reactionary mud. This is the party, after all, that...



Scottish ferry workers strike in privatisation row
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
26 Jun 2015 at 12:00am

RMT members at CalMac walk out over prospect of Serco winning contract to operate services across Clyde, inner Hebrides and Western Isles

Islanders and visitors across the Hebridean islands and west...



Scottish government accused of trying to bury report on falling oil revenues
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
25 Jun 2015 at 9:27am

Oil and gas bulletin, which reveals revenues from North Sea oil are expected to plummet, is released on last day before Holyrood?s summer recess

The Scottish government has been accused of trying to...



Nicola Sturgeon denies plan to cut Scottish funding of royal family
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
24 Jun 2015 at 2:28pm

First minister says Scotland ?by hook or by crook? will pay its full contribution to sovereign grant after further devolution

Nicola Sturgeon has denied that her government wants to cut Scotland?s f...



Queen's grant: Treasury still controls sovereign fund not Scots
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
24 Jun 2015 at 10:01am

Edinburgh?s takeover of Scottish Crown Estate assets may rile the royal household worried for its purse, but a misdirected fight could feed Scots? republican instincts

The royal household is annoyed...



Scottish funding changes will not leave Queen £2m short, Treasury says
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
24 Jun 2015 at 6:53am

Treasury says it will ensure the proposal to devolve control over Scottish crown estate assets to Holyrood will not lead to a cut in sovereign grant

The Treasury has moved to dampen down the row ove...



Scottish funding changes could leave Queen short of £2m
by Caroline Davies
23 Jun 2015 at 6:17pm

Scottish parliament intends to use profits from crown estate in Scotland for use in Scotland, but says country will still contribute via taxes to Treasury

The Queen is set to no longer receive fundi...



Anger as proposal to cap land ownership in Scotland is dropped by government
by Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent
23 Jun 2015 at 1:24pm

With the Scottish Green party estimating half the country is owned by just 432 people, campaigners looking for limits are left disappointed by land reform bill

Nicola Sturgeon?s government has been...



CommonSpace joins Scotland's burgeoning alternative media outlets
by Roy Greenslade
22 Jun 2015 at 7:23am

New media sites favour journalistic collaboration rather than competition

One of the major legacies of the Scottish referendum has been the rise of alternative media, not least because the majority...




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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Bow down before your Imperial masters
by weegingerdug
2 Jul 2015 at 1:01pm
The House of Commons has a committee which scrutinises Scottish legislation – yeah! Scottish scrutiny for Scottish laws – yeah! And it’s even chaired by thon guy that used to be in RunRig – yeah! M...

English Votes for Everyone?s Laws
by weegingerdug
1 Jul 2015 at 12:17pm
The Tories have decided to rush through a measure which they claim is dedicated to ensuring fairness and equality between the constituent parts of this greatest Union of nations the multiverse has ...

Being pecked to death by an angry chicken
by weegingerdug
29 Jun 2015 at 11:54am
Yesterday the Sunday Herald did something that no other newspaper in the UK has ever done before – it carried an article exposing the online activities of the numerous Unionist Twitter trolls. The ...

The American tea of politics
by weegingerdug
28 Jun 2015 at 7:31am
Well that’s me home now. Big thanks to Macart and all the people who published guest posts during my absence and kept the shop open. I appreciate it immensely. I forgot my phone charger so decided ...

Chaplain to the Fairy Queen
by macart763
27 Jun 2015 at 5:07am
Creative journalism by Elizabeth Angus It?s a sunny spring Saturday, and I?m headed up a Fairy Hill. The way is not long, but the path in places is steep. I?m recovering from illness, and the exert...

A little insight into autism
by macart763
26 Jun 2015 at 2:21am
A Guest post by Paul Larsen (Written by my wife Christina) Life with John and autism is such a roller coaster of emotions and can make you cry sad tears and happy tears almost at the same time.  Ye...

Patience is a virtue (probably)
by macart763
24 Jun 2015 at 9:41am
A guest post by Samuel Miller (Macart) I?m seeing a recurring theme across the interwebby and the meeja these days and it boils down to ?there?s only 56 of them, they can?t do anything, they don?t ...

Send in the clowns
by macart763
23 Jun 2015 at 2:08am
A guest post by Ally Farquhar Whilst the wee dug is off being spoilt in the Lanarkshire countryside and the Wordmeister is recovering from a bout of well earned Boston Baked Beans I thought it woul...

The Fingers of One Hand
by macart763
21 Jun 2015 at 1:01am
A guest post by Eric Rice Of the thirty-two Local Authorities in Scotland, there are only five remaining where the Labour Party now commands an overall majority. True, there are a number of additio...

Sorry seems to be the hardest word
by macart763
19 Jun 2015 at 6:09am
A guest post by Samuel Miller (Macart) Yeah, so the circus that is memogate rumbles on in the form of  a possible slap on the wrist for the Telegraph. This is expected to be delivered by the Indepe...


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Corbyn on Scotland
1 Jul 2015 at 12:13pm

http://labourhame.com/a-mountain-to-climb-together/

 

I would like to make a few points.

 

1) He has had a pop at the SNP but he makes exactly the same kind of pop at his own party all the time. In other words, his words are not party political.

 

2) He's said Labour needs to win back voters from...



IDS has expenses credit card suspended
1 Jul 2015 at 9:34am

From the devil reincarnate man who backed prepaid cards for benefits claimants.  Words cannot express my hatred for this man. 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/01/iain-duncan-smith-among-19-mps-to-have-official-credit-card-suspended

 

Iain Duncan Smith had his official credit card s...



Calmac Dispute
1 Jul 2015 at 7:52am
Privatisation or not ??
Deafening silence on this so far.

When will indyref2 happen?
1 Jul 2015 at 6:54am

Not when you would like it to happen, but when do you believe indyref2 will happen?



Consultitive eferendum on FFA
30 Jun 2015 at 8:11pm

Now that is has become obvious that the Smith Commission recommendations are being watered down even further and the Lab/Tory alliance in Westminster is determined to vote down every single amendment tabled by the SNP I can only see one option left open.

 

David Cameron stated prior to the indepe...



Scottish Affairs Committee...
28 Jun 2015 at 4:28am
Will be made up by a majority of English MPs for the first time ever.

Do they just want us to get independence over and done with now?

Greek referendum
26 Jun 2015 at 5:22pm
Following several days of negotiations with the ECB, the IMF and other creditors the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said there will be a referendum on the bailout terms. The vote will take place a week on Sunday. Tsipras has said that the ultimatum is "un-European" and a "humiliation". ...

Wellbeing Index
25 Jun 2015 at 7:41am

http://www.well-beingindex.com/americas-lead-highs-sub-saharan-africa-lows-in-well-being

 

"For the second consecutive year, Panama leads the world in well-being", Norway in "financial well-being".

 

That'll be Panama who don't have their own currency and Norway who have an oil fund, then.



Has Football influenced your national identify and/or political leanin
24 Jun 2015 at 7:44am

Apart from the UK Nations are there any other Football Associations in Europe or even the World that don't exclusively belong to one independent country?

 

I remember being obsessed with Football from an early age.

 

Because Football was/is such an important factor in my life, it genuinely struck...



Independence & the current Tory Government
24 Jun 2015 at 2:48am

Is anyone here of the thought process that the actions of the Tories are likely to bring about a genuine case for Scottish Independence sooner rather than later?

 

I'm not sure how much worse the Tories can get.  An absolute and utter disregard for the Scotland Bill with no wiggle room being offe...



Jeb Bush talks about his foreign bride
21 Jun 2015 at 7:21pm

On Tuesday presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke about the first meeting between himself and his future foreign bride, Columba. " It was love at first sight. I spoke little Spanish and she spoke little English, but when you are in love you can overcome those barriers pretty quick. There's another...



The fall of Labour in Scotland - in their own words
21 Jun 2015 at 12:29pm

The fall of Labour in Scotland - in their own words

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-33198969

 

 

Should be fun...

 



Dealing With The Harsh Reality - Options For The Scottish Government
20 Jun 2015 at 3:45pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-33210354

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-33190881

What options are realistically available to our politicians in Holyrood to deal with the harsh realities of a Tory majority at Westminster determined to force more austerity on the peop...

Your favourite pre-election predictions?
19 Jun 2015 at 4:27pm

These are definitely up there for me.

 

H_B on the SNP winning in the region of 20 seats at the General Election:

 

Which is of course an absolute fantasy land figure in the first place.

 

The SNP are a complete irrelevance in General Election terms, and will remain so.

 

H_B on the SNP winni...



Let's talk politics - an unsolvable problem?
17 Jun 2015 at 5:26pm
There are third and fourth generations of families who are contributing little to the economy and are a drain on resources. Kids growing up in families who know nothing more than claiming benefits and for whom the idea of working is totally alien. It is genuinely a 'cultural problem' that has d...


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English Votes For English Laws
3 Jul 2015 at 1:33am

Been here a few years as an interested observer and I believe this is my first thread! English votes for English laws, the SNP and Labour seem to be getting all hot under the collar about it. Whats the issue ? I presume it means that just like Scotland English MPs will get to ultimately decide on...



Black Hawk Down
3 Jul 2015 at 12:34am

I was a little apprehensive about watching this film. Not that keen on these type of action movies which tend to have an under current of patriotic chest beating. But I really thought it was a superb watch. Anyone seen it?



Peaky Blinders
2 Jul 2015 at 6:33pm

If you've no seen it, watch it, magic. 



Paddy Power's Latest
2 Jul 2015 at 1:46pm



The Annual Rant About Women's Tennis
2 Jul 2015 at 10:23am

I just watched Petra Kvitova hammer some Chinese burd who was so wee and fat, that I had to check twice to make sure that she was a tennis player who had just picked up a cheque for 70 grand for her 10 minutes work, and not some fattie who had just staggered oot of Wee Jimmies in desperate need o...



Scotrail
2 Jul 2015 at 5:38am

This new mob don't seem to be doing much good so far, of all the good contintental rail operators we get the diddy dutch lot.

 

Announcement today about slashing of Sunday service from this Sunday onwards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Robots Are Taking Over!
2 Jul 2015 at 5:31am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33359005/man-crushed-to-death-by-robot-at-car-factory

 

  



Greek Bailout...
1 Jul 2015 at 10:33am

...seems to be going well...

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/greek-bailout-fund#/story



Any Ca's Out There?
1 Jul 2015 at 7:38am
Anyone know a decent Accountant in Glasgow area? Cameron and has tax hench-men are climbing all over me.

Talk Shite
30 Jun 2015 at 7:05pm
Parry disna seem to like us. Pair o fannies.

Do people genuinely like them?


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