There was nothing of substance in the Queen's Speech for Scotland, no ambitious plans to boost the economy, no big ideas to improve public services, and no major strategy to tackle the deprivation and inequality that have grown so much worse under this government.
Different rules seem to apply to the richest 1% compared to the rest of us. The revelations from the Panama papers are rocking political parties around the world. Making sure that the top 1% pay their fair share like the rest of us has become a key issue in this election.
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I was broadly in favour of a 'no' vote during the Scottish independence referendum. I didn't have much of a reason beyond still not being totally over America's secession 200 years before my birth, but I wanted Scotland to stick around. Ewan McGregor and Gordon Strachan and whisky... They seemed worth keeping hold of. I was mistaken.
Today we celebrate International Women's Day. International Women's Day is a global occasion which gives us the opportunity to highlight progress towards gender equality - but it also helps us shine a light on the areas where progress is still too slow and gives us a platform to support continued action where inequality remains.
The whole point of devolution was about being able to do things differently. In Scotland we don't have to accept Tory austerity - we can reject it, protect education and build a fairer and more prosperous Scotland. The Scottish budget gets its first reading in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow. Today I'm setting out a different plan.
Quite bizarre is Nicola Sturgeon's assertion that demand for Scottish independence will grow after, rather than before, a European Union exit. Stranger still is her belief that thinking Scots will actually vote for it.
If the Tories think that a Labour ditching of Trident would make them unelectable, then they really are ignorant to the concerns and interests of ordinary British people.
Everyone deserves a home and a chance, but too many people my age in Scotland are either living at home with their parents or stuck in expensive rents unable to get that first foot on the property ladder. Home ownership is a big ambition for hundreds of thousands of Scots, but for too many people my age it remains an ambition rather than a reality.
The SNP is not Scotland - this is a fact which is often forgotten recently when talking about Scottish politics. The SNP does not represent the views of every one of the 5 million residents living on the northern side of the famous Hadrian's Wall.
Was George Osborne's spending review drawn up with an eye on the forthcoming Holyrood election?
Labour will always put those on lower and middle incomes first. That's why we will restore the tax credits that families in Scotland lose, once the powers to do so are devolved... If the SNP do not vote for this motion to restore the money lost from tax credits it will confirm once and for all that the politics of grievance is more important to them than helping working families in Scotland.
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I think most Scots who oppose Tory austerity will feel let down by the fact that Nicola and her SNP colleagues chose constitutional obsessing as their priority, at a time when they could have focused a genuine united front against the cuts. The reality is that they fear a Corbyn led Labour party and a party led by him as a real threat and so they should.
This SNP Government has been in power for nearly eight years. In a historic political context that is an incredibly long time. They have achieved little and are now promising less. Let the new powers coming in the Scotland Bill be welcomed and utilised for the benefit of everyone.