Category: POLITICS

Currency choice by Yes camp a mistake – Stiglitz

A Nobel prize-winning Scottish Government adviser has said the SNP’s plan to keep the UK pound after independence was a mistake and urged Scotland to consider its...

Scotland needs home rule – Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for a new “home rule” deal for Scotland in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. The ex-Labour leader says that a...

Kezia Dugdale backs Owen Smith for Labour leader

SCOTTISH Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has given her support to Owen Smith in the party leadership contest. Ms Dugdale accused Jeremy Corbyn of speaking “only to the...

Nicola Sturgeon’s mother quits as provost after power shift

Nicola Sturgeon’s mother has quit as provost of North Ayrshire Council as the authority’s SNP group resigned control of the administration. Joan...

Kinloss barracks at risk of closure, warns Angus Robertson

The future of Kinloss army barracks has been thrown into doubt after the SNP leader at Westminster claimed the base was among military sites being considered for...

Lesley Riddoch: There’s a place for passion politics

For Lesley Riddoch, the internal attacks on Jeremy Corbyn are a betrayal of the left-wing roots of the party he leads Are political smears really the best way for Jeremy...

City Deal bid could pay for Edinburgh tram extension

Controversial plans to extend Edinburgh tram system could form part of a multi-billion pound City Deal. Council chiefs are in talks with Chancellor Philip ­Hammond...

Controversial SNP-China deal ‘could still be on track’

One of the key figures involved in setting up discussions between the Scottish Government and potential Chinese investors believes that the opportunity for business...

Labour Party attacked for ‘undermining democracy’

Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign chief has attacked Labour’s ruling body for “undermining the democracy” of the party after a court ruling that will stop...

Sturgeon examines ‘reverse Greenland’ plan to keep Scotland in EU

A PROPOSAL which could allow England and Wales to withdraw from the European Union and allow Scotland to retain its membership has been described as...