On open letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and London Mayor Sadiq Khan...
Whatever happens, wherever the chips eventually fall in this Russian roulette of post-referendum political unrest, the feminisation of politics has to mean something. Even if this is just a Polaroid snap shot of one day in British political history, it still represents a sea change in our political culture.
Every single one of Scotland's 32 council areas voted "Yes' to the European Union, and the majority was almost two thirds. Edinburgh was the most strongly pro-EU place in the whole United Kingdom with almost 75% voting to Remain. That's a strong, confident unity. It feels good to be part of it. It attains the highest standard that you could expect of a referendum on such an issue. Scotland has spoken. We don't want to leave the EU and why should we? Go on yersel, England, into your cod Shakespearean tragedy. We're with Nicola.
From the outset the Leave campaign was the most talked about - consistently generating around 55-70% of all conversation about the referendum. On polling day itself - for the first and only time in the six-week campaign it was suddenly the Remain camp which led the conversation.
The process will remind voters of the great things the two countries have achieved together in the past, in a functional political union. This is what the SNP's leadership fear - and why we must vote to Get Britain Out of the EU in order to ensure a Greater Britain for centuries to come.
The constant bickering between and within the great Houses, led by the Brexiteers, could in the end result in the devastation of our economy to the massive detriment of everyday people, while the main characters continue to enjoy their extravagant lives.
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.