Scottish Parliament

SNP's New Westminster Leader Admits Nerves About His First PMQs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

The SNP’s new Westminster leader has admitted “a degree of nervousness” about his first PMQs at the helm today. Ian Blackford, who takes on the ...

Independence Referendum Still 'Likely' Just Two Years Later Than Planned, Sturgeon Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of trying to fudge her position on independence, as she said her supposed u-turn could mean a second referendum only ...

Second Scottish Independence Referendum Delayed By Nicola Sturgeon In Wake Of Election Losses

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has delayed plans to hold another Scottish independence referendum, following the general election which saw the SNP lose 21 MPs. Scot...

Sturgeon's Scottish Referendum Demands To Arrive At Downing Street Today

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

A letter signed by Nicola Sturgeon formally requesting a second Scottish independence referendum is expected to arrive at Downing Street later today. ...

Scottish Parliament Backs Second Independence Referendum But Westminster Isn't Budging

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics

The Scottish Parliament has backed a second independence referendum, as Westminster reiterated its refusal to negotiate on allowing one. Theresa May h...

Ukip Appeared On A Quarter Of All Question Time Shows Since May 2010, Huff Post UK Reveals

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics

Ukip appeared on almost one in four of the BBC’s flagship Question Time programmes in the past seven years - despite never having more than two MPs....

Corbyn Says Counter-Terrorism Strategy Should Not Just Focus On Muslims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

The Government’s Prevent strategy should be broadened and focus on all communities to stop Muslims feeling singled out, Jeremy Corbyn has suggested....

Downing Street Refuses To Rule Out 2019 Scottish Independence Referendum

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May today left the door open for a Scottish referendum in the aftermath of Brexit, as Downing Street refused to rule out a summer 2019 vote. S...

Second Scottish Independence Referendum Ruled Out By Theresa May

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has ruled out allowing Nicola Sturgeon to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence in 2018-19. The prime minister said today “n...

Support For Scottish Independence Is Higher Than Ever - But It's Not That Simple

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

Support for Scottish independence is higher than ever - but it still seems a Yes vote is far from certain. According to the latest ScotCen Scottish so...

Decide What The Best (And Worst) Names For The UK Without Scotland Would Be

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

After Nicola Sturgeon’s pledge to give Scotland another vote on independence on Monday, many realised that we may not be known as the “United King...

Jeremy Corbyn Accuses Journalists Of 'Misreporting', But Video Proves Otherwise

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has accused journalists of “misreporting” what he said in an interview about Scottish independence, despite video proving otherwise....

Corbyn Blames 'Mischievous Misreporting' For Labour Scottish Independence Referendum Row

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has said he was the victim of “mischievous misreporting” after it was reported he said he was “absolutely fine” with a second Sc...

Labour Ready To Block A 'Bad Brexit' Deal, Corbyn Signals

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics

Labour will try to block Theresa May from imposing a “bad” Brexit deal on Britain, Jeremy Corbyn has warned. The Labour leader said the party won...

Can Scotland Become the Most Gender Equal Country in the World?

Lee Chalmers | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lee Chalmers

Voting a Women's Equality Party MSP into Holyrood this week would ensure that Scotland can make real progress towards being the most gender equal country in the world.

The SNP Borrows Margaret Thatcher Slogan For Election Campaign Billboard

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics

The Scottish National Party has been mocked by the Labour Party after it appeared to lift a slogan once used by Margaret Thatcher on an election billb...

Getting It Right: Voter Registration Lessons For The UK

Oliver Sidorczuk | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Politics
Oliver Sidorczuk

In Britain, we have a serious, growing problem with the health of our democracy. Yet policy-makers have systematically failed to look beyond our shores and undertake even a basic search for the available solutions to our problems.

Between Using the Powers of the Scottish Parliament and Making Cuts to Our Children's Future, We Must Choose to Use Our Powers

Kezia Dugdale | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Politics
Kezia Dugdale

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.

MSPs Forced Into Debating The Legalisation Of Incest - Despite No Public Support

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

The Scottish Parliament has been forced to hold one of its most bizarre ever debates after one man put forward a petition to legalise incest. Richa...

Scotland Needs a Radical New Approach to Drugs

Sean Morton | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Politics
Sean Morton

It's time Scottish Labour carved out a new position on justice - more liberal, more welfarist, more distinct. Only when we stand square on the big issues like justice, on the plight of drug abuse on our communities, will people see what Labour is for in 2016. It's time to put heart and head together and change Scotland for the better.

Why I'm Campaigning So No Police Widow Like Myself Is Left Behind

Cathryn Louise Hall | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK
Cathryn Louise Hall

Our mantra from day one of the campaign has been, "No police widow left behind," this now extends to widowers and civil partners; we will continue to campaign until we achieve parity with Northern Ireland and lifelong pensions for all police survivors.

The Labour Party Needs to Be More Explicitly Anti-Austerity

Ken Macintosh MSP | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Politics
Ken Macintosh MSP

The austerity economics at the heart of this Conservative Government are about far more than welfare cuts. They reflect a socially divisive and economically damaging. attempt to drastically reduce public services and to reshape the relationship between the citizen and the state.

Indyref2 Is a Distraction, Not an Inevitability

Alan Grant | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

There was a distinctly Orwellian flavour to the story that dominated Scottish politics over this past weekend. Former first minister, and current SNP ...

Just and Fair...

James Christie | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
James Christie

Police Scotland finally found John Yuill and Lamara Bell in the their crashed Renault Clio just off the M9 near Stirling on Wednesday 8th July, nearly...

Is Scotland Being Let Down By UK Immigration Policy?

Nash Riggins | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

Scotland has always been a relatively multicultural place. Almost a fifth of central belt residents were born outside of the UK, and this foreign-born population is getting smarter and more highly skilled every year.