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Scottish Parliament Passes Gay Marriage Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will allow same-sex couples to marry in what is being described as an "historic" vote....

English Devolution - The Next Step Towards a Fairer System?

Richard L Wood | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard L Wood

The stories of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish devolution have generally been successful. But is it time to take a step further and give England its own parliament? Should we take a another leap down the road to federalism? And what will its repercussions be?

Why Is Smoking Behind the Wheel Still Legal?

Nash Riggins | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

On Tuesday, Scottish MSP Jim Hume launched a proposal that aims to see smoking banned in all Scottish vehicles where children are present - and while the policy is undeniably a step in the right direction, it also completely lacks ambition.

Scottish Lawmakers Jump at Another Chance to Argue Over Nothing

Nash Riggins | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

This week, Scotland's lawmakers are sitting down to stage a debate on the legacy of Britain's first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher - carving yet another notch into the Scottish Parliament's already prolific belt that celebrates the body's obsession with utterly pointless parliamentary procedure.

Scottish Referendum Agreement To Be Signed

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Politics

The debate on Scottish independence will begin in earnest this week as Holyrood and Westminster prepare to sign an agreement on the holding of a 2014 ...

Trump Blows Into Town

Lesley Riddoch | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Lesley Riddoch

Hollywood took on Holyrood yesterday - and Holyrood won. Donald Trump swept theatrically into the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh intent on halting construction of a pioneering offshore wind turbine test centre near his controversial golf course, north of Aberdeen. But faced with the polite, persistent questioning of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), Trump visibly ran out of steam.

Donald Trump Claims Holyrood 'Lured' Him Into Investing

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

Donald Trump has complained he was "lured" into investing in Scotland by two First Ministers. The US businessman said he was assured by Alex Salmon...

Trump To Fight Wind Turbine 'Monstrosities' Before Scottish Parliament

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Politics

American billionaire Donald Trump will take his fight against wind farms to the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday. The outspoken businessman, who ha...

Trump In Hot Air Outburst Against Wind Farms

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

US tycoon Donald Trump has warned that wind farms could "completely end" tourism in Scotland and the country is "in effect committing financial suicid...

Scotland Bill Agreed Between Holyrood And Westminster

Chris York | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Politics

The Scottish National Party (SNP) have described today's agreement of The Scotland Bill between the Scottish and UK governments as a "missed opportuni...

Scotland Needs To Be Given 'Devomax' Option, Say Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

The option of greater devolution for Scotland - so-called "Devomax" - should be included somewhere on the ballot paper in the looming Scottish indepen...

Alex Salmond To Meet Scottish Secretary

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond and Scottish secretary Michael Moore will meet in Edinburgh on Monday for talks about the Scotland independence referendum, with the firs...

Scotland Poll Shows Divisions Over Indpendence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK Politics

The gap between backers and opponents of Scottish independence stands at around 5%, a new poll has suggested. A survey for The Sunday Times and Rea...

Could Scots Living In England Vote In An Independence Referendum?

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

Demands to give Scots living outside Scotland a vote in the independence referendum will be debated by MSPs on Wednesday. Scottish Labour MSP Elain...

Former Tory Holyrood Candidate Jailed For Child Sex Abuse

PA | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics

A former Scottish Conservative Holyrood candidate who sexually abused children over 15 years has been jailed for eight years. John Smart, 48, from ...

Alex Salmond Racks Up The Referendum Row Another Notch

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond struck a slightly more conciliatory tone regarding a Scottish independence referendum on Wednesday morning, suggesting there could be fur...

Labour's New Leader In Scotland Is Johann Lamont

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Politics

Johann Lamont has been elected as leader of the Labour party in Scotland. The MSP for Glasgow Pollok was formerly the party's deputy leader under Iain...

Scottish Independence Support Is 'Creeping Up'

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics

Support for independence has increased but still falls short of a majority, according to a poll. The Ipsos MORI survey suggests 38% of people would...

Labour In Scotland Told It's 'On The Brink' - And Not Of Success

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour leadership candidate has issued a stark warning about the future of the Scottish party in the final week before a winner is chosen. Tom Ha...

Scottish 'Secession' Would Cause Investment 'Uncertainty'

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Politics

It is "preposterous" to believe that a referendum on secession will not create uncertainty for investors, a top market analyst has said. Peter Athe...

Tackling A National Crisis: Scotland's New Youth Employment Minister

PA | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Politics

The Scottish Government is to appoint a dedicated minister for youth employment in a bid to curb the growing number of young Scots who are out of work...

Tory Grassroots in Manchester Show Little Appetite for Fighting Murdo Fraser's Separation

Nik Darlington | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

The Scottish Conservative & Unionist party held a leadership hustings in Manchester on Monday.

Tom Harris Throws His Hat In The Ring For Scottish Leadership

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Labour MP Tom Harris has emerged as a potential candidate for the role of party leader at Holyrood. The Glasgow South politici...

Tom Harris Throws His Hat In The Ring For Scottish Leadership

PA | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Labour MP Tom Harris has emerged as a potential candidate for the role of party leader at Holyrood. The Glasgow South politici...