Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP Offers the Only Real Alternative This Election

Nicola Sturgeon | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP goes into this Westminster election in as strong a position as we have ever been, and it is perhaps no coincidence that that is because we are offering a real alternative to the drab Tory-Labour cuts consensus.

Five Reasons I Should Never Be a Politician

Serena Cowdy | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

Since I started writing about politics, a few people have asked me whether I'd ever consider standing as an MP myself. The answer is a very definite no. And actually, it's nothing to do with the money. I'd almost certainly be a terrible politician, and here are five of the many reasons why...

Is Nicola Sturgeon Right About Britain's Austerity Economics?

Nash Riggins | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

This austerity movement has been unfolding across Europe for some time now, and on the surface it makes perfect sense. After all, cuts lead to savings, which in turn lead to investment and growth - right? Not entirely.

Scottish Takeover

Dale Bilson | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

On 18 September, the people of Scotland voted against independence. The Scottish National Party (SNP), created in 1934 with independence as its central goal, had lost. Yet just five months later, they are now positioned as one of the big potential winners in May's UK General Election.

SNP Attack Austerity. So Labour Attacks The SNP.

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Politics

The Conservative-led coalition's economic politics have failed "categorically and comprehensively" and caused "misery" for some of the most vulnerable...

Nine Lessons Politicians can Learn From 'Game of Thrones'

Serena Cowdy | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

The thing is, politicians are getting their priorities all wrong. They're running around photoshopping campaign posters and trying 'out-norm' each other on Question Time - while what they should be doing is sitting down with a pie, some gin and and the Game of Thrones box set.

Ned Simons

SNP Would Support Labour Government On 'Case By Case Basis'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is not overly keen on being part of a formal coalition with Ed Miliband following the general election. However the SNP l...

Why Cameron Is Right to Refuse an All Inclusive Televised Debate

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

While the broadcasting establishment may think they are being clever calling out Cameron and becoming the story, they are really cooking up even more voter dissatisfaction. Inclusive government, not inclusive TV debates, is the key.

Scottish MPs Voting on English Laws: Is Federalism the way forward?

Lewis Parker | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lewis Parker

The creation of an English Parliament would face considerable issues and political hardship; given the size of England in relation to the rest of the Union. However taking into account the current path we are on, I believe that the creation of a federal Britain is the only viable route we can take. This will help to create a more democratic society, paving the way for another 300 years of political union.

Ed Miliband Rules Out Coalition With SNP. Sort Of.

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has sent a strong signal that he does not want Labour to enter a coalition with the Scottish National Party (SNP) following the general el...

Scotland Celebrates First Gay Weddings

PA | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

Two couples have tied the knot on the stroke of midnight in Scotland's first same-sex weddings. Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown, both 42, and Susan...

Quarantined Ebola Patient Arrives In London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

An NHS worker diagnosed with Ebola has arrived in London for specialist treatment. The woman, who had been working in Sierra Leone with Save the Ch...

Three Members Of Same Family Among Glasgow Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

Three of the six people killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash were from the same family, it has been confirmed. As the city reels from the tragedy ...

What's the Problem With a Federal UK? England!

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

The man who would be king of Scotland has proved himself once again to be a politician's politician. The statesmanship Alex Salmond showed by resigning at the end of an unsuccessful referendum has been matched only by his realpolitik in returning to Westminster politics...

Ukip's Future Fortunes Will Follow Fate of SNP

Marcus Hobley | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Marcus Hobley

Media speculation surrounding UKIP's likely performance at next year's general election will continue to escalate between now and polling day, as its rise remains one of the key political developments of this parliament. Yet to understand the party's likely fortunes in 2015 and beyond, we need look no further than recent Scottish National Party (SNP) history...

Guess Who's Back

David Knowles | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics
David Knowles

Salmond it seems, just cannot bear to be out of the political limelight. If I was Nicola Sturgeon, I'd be grinding my teeth in frustration... Poor Sturgeon has barely had a chance to stamp her authority on her massively enlarged and politically raw party before Salmond swung the narrative back onto him.

The SNP and Ukip Are More Similar Than You Might Think

David Knowles | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
David Knowles

Comparing the SNP to Ukip, even trying to suggest that there may exist similarities between the UK's two most prominent separatist movements really, really angers the Scottish Nationalists. However it is certainly worth exploring.

Welcome to the SNP's Megachurch

David Knowles | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
David Knowles

The event at the Hydro confirmed that the SNP now 'functions religiously' for many of its members. It has ceased being a limited, political organisation and is now an all-encompassing 'movement' with faith at its core.

The Rise and Rise of the SNP

Wasim Mahmood | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Wasim Mahmood

If the end of the referendum on Scottish independence was expected to bring a sense of closure and the resumption of normal service, the outcome has thrown up more questions than it has put to rest...

Salmond Predicts His Successor Will Lead Scotland Out Of The UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has tipped Nicola Sturgeon, his successor as the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader to "make history" and secure the country's exit fro...

Nicola Sturgeon Has A Bitter Warning For The Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon, soon-to-be crowned Scotland's first female leader, has vowed she will lead the party to "better times" after the Scottish National Pa...

The SNP Could Be Responsible for Another Highland Clearance at the Election - the Labour Party

Alan McGee | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

Ukip/Tory majority will lead to more right-wing policies, more crippling austerity, more needless deaths through benefit sanctions, more civil liberties being stripped away, and the countryside fracked for profit and greed. Scotland must not be submissive, and should stand up and be counted... Returning more SNP to Westminster next May is the only solution.

The SNP Have Done More for Scotland in Seven Years Than Labour Have Done in Seventy

Alan McGee | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

Salmond has restored Scotland's pride and left us in a better position now than when he started his campaign, long, long ago. He has left the SNP in good hands in Nicola Sturgeon, and has secured a population re-engaged in the politics of Scotland once again, and that in itself is a major accomplishment.

60% Of Scots Want Another Referendum Within 10 Years

PA | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics

Two-thirds of Scots want another independence referendum to be held in the next 10 years while more than half think a vote on the country's future sho...

The SNP Are the Only Party Capable of Taking the Fight to Farage and UKIP

Alan McGee | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

I think Nicola will achieve great things for Scotland, and continue the work that Eck started. She will be a constant thorn to Westminster and she will acquire powers by the strength of her persuasive arguments refusing to acquiesce and relentless demands. Seems like Nicola and the SNP are the only party capable of taking the fight to Farage and Ukip. It is a shame that Miliband doesn't have the same backbone.