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Tag: Holyrood

How the Tories gamed devolution and why we can’t let them...

Commentary by Christopher Silver In 2007 I overheard a conversation in an Edinburgh pub on the politics of devolution. This was, as I recall, an...

Podcast: How to lobby at Holyrood, and other stories

Nicola Sturgeon in the USA, Donald T***p in Florida, MSPs at Holyrood. This week has been a routine one in politics, which led us...

Costing success: The dilemma of devolution and nationalism for the SNP

Commentary by Christopher Silver With the SNP’s manifesto launch, we now have a clear picture of how Scotland’s public affairs will be managed over the...

Anger as BBC Chiefs issue snub to Scottish Parliament

  By a Newsnet reporter The BBC has provoked anger from Holyrood's education and culture committee after snubbing a request to appear before MSPs...

Call for Opposition parties to correct their own Holyrood errors

  By Bob Duncan  Several senior opposition MSPs, including the Scottish Labour and Tory leaders, have been invited to correct the public record of...

Labour MSP suspended from Holyrood chamber after insulting Presiding Officer

  By Martin Kelly  A Labour MSP who shouted at Holyrood’s Presiding Officer during a parliamentary debate has been suspended from the chamber. Michael McMahon...

Tory Minister delivers snub to Holyrood Welfare Committee

  By a Newsnet reporter  Conservative Minister Iain Duncan Smith has refused to appear in front of Holyrood’s Welfare Reform Committee. The Tory MP was...

Bonnington displayed ‘political agenda’ in attacks on Scottish government claims legal...

  By a Newsnet reporter  A leading lawyer who last week launched an astonishing attack on the SNP, claiming the party was playing to...

George Galloway fired from magazine after rape comments

By a Newsnet reporter  Controversial MP George Galloway has been sacked from his job as a columnist on political magazine Holyrood in the wake...

Scottish Parliament backs independence in historic vote

By a Newsnet reporter  The Scottish Parliament has officially endorsed the idea of Scottish Independence for the first time in its recent history. The historic...