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Murphy ‘consensus’ doctrine falls at first hurdle

By Thomas Connolly Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy's conversion to consensus politics appears to be stuck in first gear after just a week in charge. The...

All-party “devo” meeting delayed

  By Newsnet Scotland Reporter Lord Smith of Kelvin, the unelected peer with the task of delivering greater democracy to Scotland, has delayed all-party talks...

The Labour list? Go for it, Cathy Jamieson!

By Derek Bateman You might not see the immediate connection, but defeated Labour MP Cathy Jamieson has a potential link to Valéry Marie René Georges...

SNP polling breaks all records

  By A  Newsnet Reporter Latest polling suggests that the SNP’s grip on Scottish politics has continued to tighten since the independence referendum. The poll, conducted...

BBC ‘bully’ finally moved out of top news job after staff...

By a Newsnet.scot reporter The head of news at BBC Scotland has been moved to a new post in the wake of a successful grievance...

‘Dear peoples of the Orcadian and Shetlanders islands archipelagos…’

Disgraced MP for Orkney and Shetland Alistair Carmichael has applied to continue in his role under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,...

“Stupid white men” and the philosophical gymnastics of denigration

LETTER FROM PRAGUE Scottish journalist Bernard Thompson - currently teaching in the Czech Republic - takes the year-end to reflect on fake news, mainstream media, and...

Is Miliband serious about refusing to form a progressive majority?

  Russell Bruce considers Miliband's post-election options  Within hours of Ed Miliband dropping his "no coalition, no deal with the SNP" bombshell, his colleagues were explaining...

Sheikhs in shakedown mode

Russell Bruce starts a series of reports on oil prices and geo-politics. What price a barrel of oil? – is the $1000 question. One thing we...

Corbyn must reach beyond anti-austerity to avoid another false dawn

David Gow assesses the new Labour leader's priorities in the European context “A turning point for European social democracy?” Or, as the FT opined, “a...