Nicola Sturgeon

Inside View: Election Countdown

A.J. Higginson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
A.J. Higginson

May's election is probably the first time in recent history that British voters expect a coalition. How this will influence factors such as tactical voting is hard to predict.

WE Hold YOU to Account: Why the Broadcasters Need to Send a Clear Message to David Cameron

David Mooney | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

The situation surrounding Prime Minister David Cameron and the will-he-won't-he with the TV election debates is fairly amusing from the outside, but it provides a huge insight into how politicians actually view the press.

Miliband Rules Out SNP Coalition That Was Never Going To Happen Anyway

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has categorically ruled out forming a coalition government with the Scottish National Party after the general election. The Labour lead...

Vote For The Greens Or 'Progressive' Labour, Sturgeon Tells English

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has urged people in England to vote either for the Green Party or for a Labour candidate that would challenge Ed Miliband from the lef...

Scottish Labour Headed For Electoral Wipeout In May - Is Anybody Surprised?

John Wight | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

Jim Murphy is leading the Scottish Labour Party to an historic electoral pasting in the upcoming general election in May. Poll after poll in the wake of last September's independence referendum leaves no doubt that the party that was once so dominant in Scotland has finally and irrevocably been deserted by its core and natural constituency...

'Incest' SNP Cartoon Triggers Twitter Meltdown In Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A cartoon featuring Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond by one of The Guardian's most prestigious satirists has been branded racist for including a joke ...

People Around The World Are Donning 'Tin Hats' In Support Of Nicola Sturgeon

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour MP has been accused of sexism after describing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as "the wee lass with the tin helmet on". Party whip David Hamil...

A Coalition Government Would Be Political Suicide for the SNP

Nash Riggins | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

If they choose to align with Labour, party leaders will be sending a clear message to Scottish constituencies that the change they keep voting for will never truly come. Other parties will rise in the wake of that lost mandate, and Nicola Sturgeon's grip on power will diminish.

Let's Aim for 50:50 Gender Split on Boards by 2020 This IWD

Nicola Sturgeon | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nicola Sturgeon

Some correspondents were concerned about my ministerial team, worried that the 50:50 gender split I had just announced had seen some women promoted beyond their capability. How can you be sure, some wondered, that the female cabinet secretaries are up to the job? Interestingly, none of the correspondence asked me whether the men installed in Cabinet posts were good enough.

At Least The Greens Don't Seem Afraid Of Getting Into Bed With The SNP

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

The Greens are hoping to build a so-called ‘progressive alliance' with the SNP, it will be announced today. At a spring conference in Liverpool ...

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 28.03.2015 | 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 25.03.2015 | 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...