Lobbying — time for reform

When Neil Findlay MSP introduced the Lobbying Transparency Bill, this was enthusiastically welcomed by the Electoral Reform Society Scotland. The proposals would make it...

GREENS LODGE AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT WITH THE BBC

The Scottish Greens have lodged an official complaint with the BBC about the lack of balance on Question Time. Joint conveners Martha Wardrop and...

The End of an Era

Baroness Thatcher from the Margaret Thatcher Foundation Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died. Her spokesman, Lord Bell, made the announcement, saying "It is with great sadness...

ELECTORAL REFORM SOCIETY SAYS ‘STV BEDDING IN”

New research by Professor John Curtice for the Electoral Reform Society shows how Scottish voters and parties have adapted to the Single Transferable Vote...
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Friday song: Gideon Ding Dong

Amid all the budgetary bluster, here is the latest song from the Sensational Alex Salmond Band, concerning the Rt Hon George Gideon Oliver Osborne:...

How the Budget affects Scotland

Good for whisky drinkers, bad for smokers. Good for oil and video games industries, bad for those waiting to start on all those "shovel-ready"...

Cameron outfoxed by Salmond before he even arrives in Edinburgh

When David Cameron sits down with Alex Salmond in Edinburgh tomorrow, the prime minister’s message will be clear – if just a bit patronising. “Talk...

Politicians stripping Fred Goodwin of his knighthood are just as bad

There is nothing more demeaning than politicians switching sides and turning on people they used to support – just for the sake of a...

Moira Salmond – Scotland’s first First Lady

She has been described as the “rock” around which Alex Salmond’s life revolves, but no one outside a small circle of close friends and...

No need for ‘devo max’ in SNP’s moderate independence plans

SNP strategists believe there will be no need for a “devo max” option in the referendum if they can make independence appear as reasonable...