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What awaits Jim Murphy and Labour in Scotland?

Commentary by G.A.Ponsonby So, if Jim Murphy is the favourite to lead the Labour Party in Scotland.  He’s a shoe-in if the media is to...

The challenges facing Scottish housing

By Chris Cunningham Housing is devolved isn’t it?  That’s clear then, the Smith Commission won’t have much impact on it? Wrong! The Scottish Parliament is currently responsible...

Referendum changed Scotland forever – Sturgeon

First Minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon MSP has started to set out her vision of a future Scotland and the task she faces when she takes...

Has Lamont kept the best till last?

She kept the best to the last, did Johann. It is the only statement she’s made in three years that reads like a leader’s,...

Lamont quits, let us bid farewell

  Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Labour Party in Scotland after a lacklustre referendum campaign and amid claims of...

Short-changing Scotland

News analysis by Derek Bateman Wasn’t it graphic proof of Britain’s Ruritanian political system that when an interlocutor was required to orchestrate inter-party talks on...

Of hare brained schemes and the SmithComm

Commentary by Derek Bateman Ruth Davidson will be deputy first minister alongside Nicola Sturgeon in less than two year’s time. And, yes, that does mean...

Labour has to get behind home rule

  By George Kerevan On Monday night I attended my first SNP branch meeting since the referendum. It was held in the local Miners Welfare...

Why did nobody question Brown when he made his worthless pledge?

Commentary by G.A.Ponsonby Who would have thought it eh?  The promises made by Gordon Brown in the final days of the referendum campaign were...

Is the “Vow” a Record breaker?

By Alex Mooney Delivering a knockout blow to the dreams of independence for 1.6 million people could become a nightmare for the Daily Record. As...