AUTUMN STATEMENT – REACTION

Growth double the forecast in March In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor, George Osborne, has said the country is growing faster than any other major...

SCOTLAND’S FUTURE – THE WHITE PAPER

The White Paper - a substantial document So now we know - or at least those who are willing to wade through 670 pages of...

MICHAEL MOORE AXED AS SCOTTISH SECRETARY

Ringing the changes at Westminster Michael Moore must be thinking today that politics can be brutal. As Scottish Secretary, he thought he’d done the job...

‘SPEAK UP FOR THE UNION’ SAYS DAVIDSON

Everyone has a stake in next year's referendum The Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, has urged people in other parts of the UK to speak...

INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM – ENCOURAGING

The Referendum will ask the single question - Should Scotland be an independent country? An interim report from the Electoral Commission suggests preparations for next...

SCOTLAND’S BUDGET – A BOOST FOR THE ECONOMY?

Housing - a key part of the Scottish Budget Delivering his Budget for the coming two years, Scotland's finance secretary, John Swinney, said his spending...

A GOOD DEMOCRACY?

The Electoral Reform Society Scotland has outlined a series of recommendations stemming from members of the public who participated in their 13-month Democracy Max...

REFLECTIONS ON INDEPENDENCE

The Independence Debate Continues The months when politicians take their summer break is often referred to as "the silly season". However, it is also time...

DAVID MCLETCHIE: TRIBUTES

David McLetchie MSP Tributes have been paid to David McLetchie, former leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, who has died from cancer at the age...

Spending Review: Scotland spared the worst

So, the speculation is over. The Chancellor has spelled out what budget cuts of £11.5bn will actually mean. For public sector workers, it will...