Jim Murphy gaffe as he wishes News of the World ‘good...

  The Secretary of State for Scotland Jim Murphy committed an embarrassing gaffe this weekend when he wished the News of the World "Good...

Purcell emerges and admits using cocaine

Disgraced former Labour council leader Steven Purcell has emerged from self imposed exile and has admitted using cocaine. The former Labour...

Brown concedes ‘No cuts to Scottish budget’

  Gordon Brown has bowed to SNP pressure by giving the clearest indication yet that Labour will leave the 2010/10 Scottish block grant untouched....

No inquiry, no investigation – no charges

  {jcomments on}In June 1976 singer J.J. Barrie took a Country and Western song written by Harlan Howard to the number 1 slot in...

Labour seek to ‘cut’ incapacity benefit in Scotland

  Labour will try to cut the costs of incapacity benefit if they win the next general election.   The admission came yesterday from...

The Purcell affair

Kenneth Roy Shortly before he died, I pulled together a collection of essays in honour of Alastair Hetherington. He was one of the great...

The Rotten State of British Democracy and A Five Point Plan...

 Gerry Hassan Just the usual kind of week in British politics, the type of which we have had many of in the last year...

Concerns as STV lose out in news bid

  There was shock amongst many in the TV industry as the UK government announced the preferred bidder to run the new independent Scottish...

Labour poll lead ‘collapse’

Figures from a newly published YouGov poll that questioned Scots on their Westminster voting intentions suggest that Labour's recent widely reported double digit lead over...

Question for Jim Murphy

David Mccann Alloa   Readers of Newsnet Scotland have an opportunity to put questions to Scottish Secretary Murphy who is to make an appearance in a BBC...