Three strikes but she’s not out, yet.

Three strikes but she’s not out, yet.

It’s been one of those days when you start writing an article, and by the time you get to the end of the sentence there’s been some other significant development in the catastrocrash that passes for British politics. My hard drive is littered with the ruins of aborted and unworkable...

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We welcome EU Court of Justice Advocate General opinion on Article 50 process

It is now highly likely that, if the people of the UK were to change their minds and decide to remain in the EU, there is now a route to doing so. Andy Wightman MSP Scottish Green MSPs today (4 Dec) welcomed the opinion of the EU Court of Justice...

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In different times

In different times

If there’s one thing you can say for the Tories, it’s that right or wrong, they always stick to their principles. Oh, not YOU, Scotland.

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Who Represents You?

Who Represents You?

What is it that defines who you are? Think about it. There is something that sets you apart from others. Maybe it’s how you take your tea, the type of broadsheet you read, who you love or whether you pray to something beyond this world. What sets you apart might...

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Haud Yer Wheesht?

Haud Yer Wheesht?

Ivery weekend, ye’ll find me at mercats in Embra, sellin ma airt. Whilst it’s hoo ah earn a livin, ah didnae choose tae mak airt celebratin Scotland’s culture, language an history as a money makker. A chose tae dae it acause ah ken those are things maist o us were...

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NATO and an Independent Scotland

NATO and an Independent Scotland

​The issue of nuclear weapons and an independent Scotland is one of the most hotly contested questions concerning independence. The Scottish National Party has made its opposition to nuclear weapons a primary point in arguing the case for an independent state. The argument has usually been made in terms of...

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Universal Credit leads to £1.5m in rent arrears in one area of Scotland

Universal Credit leads to £1.5m in rent arrears in one area of Scotland

About 7% of tenants had unpaid rent during that time – up from 5% last year. People are falling behind in their rent while they await their first Universal Credit payment. The problem was revealed at the council’s Governance and Scrutiny Committee meeting this week. Committee chair councillor Barry Douglas...

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‘Scottish Case’ at European Court of Justice today for Article 50 verdict

‘Scottish Case’ at European Court of Justice today for Article 50 verdict

The final judgement has not been made, but the Advocate General’s ruling is rarely overturned, When the final judgement is made, it most probably will be done on a vote among the judges. Their verdict will be delivered and if they back the six Scottish politicians and English lawyer who...

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Sturgeon insists indyref2 is the best way to win independence

Sturgeon insists indyref2 is the best way to win independence

It was suggested that, in the absence of indyref2, the SNP winning a majority of MPs in Scotland in a General Election could be itself enough of a trigger to begin negotiation on leaving the UK. But the First Minister said last night that it remained SNP policy that the...

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