Ewing under pressure to rethink support for cruel exports of live farm animals as our poll shows Scots want a ban

Sending thousands of young calves on lorry journeys to Spain lasting up to 135 hours is not the image that Scotland should be projecting to the world when we have an opportunity to become known as a nation that takes food quality and animal welfare seriously. Mark Ruskell MSP The...

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Scotland must have a role in future UK trade talks

The Scottish Government has published a new paper setting out why Scotland can, should and must have a role in future UK trade talks. Here’s what you need to know. We want Scotland to stay in the EU. But if the UK is to leave the EU, we must protect...

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Salmond crowdfund cash will be used to defend sexual allegations, claims Labour MSP

Salmond crowdfund cash will be used to defend sexual allegations, claims Labour MSP

Cash generated by Alex Salmond’s crowdfunding campaign is to be used to fund his defence against sexual allegations, a Labour MSP has claimed. In a message posted on social media, Jenny Marra said: “Anyone who ever gave Alex Salmond the benefit of the doubt as he whipped up nationalism can...

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Woodwork squeaks, out come freaks

Woodwork squeaks, out come freaks

Last night’s unexpected events caused a meltdown in the Unionist community on a scale we can’t remember seeing before. Alex Salmond doing the exact thing they’d all been calling on him to do for days provoked an absolute apocalypse of spluttering, incandescent fury in which more people made idiots of...

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A BBC Complaint – Salmond allegations: David Clegg on Newsnight

A BBC Complaint – Salmond allegations: David Clegg on Newsnight

Below is a complaint submitted to the BBC following an appearance by Daily Record political editor David Clegg on UK Newsnight following news of Alex Salmond’s resignation from the SNP. Complaint submitted on August 29th I write to complain of bias in tonight’s BBC Two Newsnight programme on the resignation...

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Historic first as Scots bosses and unions team up for letter to FM

Historic first as Scots bosses and unions team up for letter to FM

CBI Scotland director Tracy Black said: “Building a resilient, inclusive and competitive economy that’s not only fit for the future but can embrace the opportunities offered by changing technologies and automation, is absolutely vital to our future success – but this has to be managed in the right way. “We...

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Left-wing Yes forum to debate Growth Commission report

Left-wing Yes forum to debate Growth Commission report

Speakers will include former SNP MP and The National columnist George Kerevan, Colin Fox of the Scottish Socialist Party, Paul Shan of the RMT trade union executive and leading economist Margaret Cuthbert A spokesman for the event said: “The publication of the Sustainable Growth Commission report, led by former MSP...

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Russell demands ‘guaranteed’ Scots role in post-Brexit trade deals

Russell demands ‘guaranteed’ Scots role in post-Brexit trade deals

The paper will argue that the current UK arrangements for developing and agreeing trade deals are in need of an urgent overhaul. It will make the case for a guaranteed role for the Scottish Government and Parliament in all stages of the formulation, negotiation, agreement and implementation of such deals...

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