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Minimum price for alcohol passes without Labour support

By G.A.Ponsonby  The Scottish Government’s minimum price for alcohol policy has been passed tonight after MSPs voted in favour of the proposal. Scottish Labour were...

Politicking of Holyrood opposition condemned as UK coalition announce minimum pricing...

By a Newsnet reporter  The SNP has welcomed reports that the UK Government is looking at introducing minimum pricing per unit alcohol south of...

Scottish Labour ‘no shame’ as party endorses minimum pricing in England

By G.A.Ponsonby  Labour’s Holyrood health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie has rejected suggestions that the Scottish arm of the party should be ashamed that they blocked...

The forgotten victims of drinking culture

Editorial Thalidomide, radiation, mercury and rubella are all recognized as harmful for unborn babies. Alcohol is in the same group. It is a...

Taking foetal alcohol syndrome seriously

by Jolene Cargill, Newsnet Scotland's Social Affairs EditorIn our ‘go on, take a drink’ culture, whether you see the decision to drink during...

Police Chief reveals Alcohol Behind Violence

POLITICS...The head of country’s largest police force has said almost all of the violence in the west of Scotland is linked to alcohol. Stephen...

Labour’s Union Dividend

 GENERAL...  THE VOTE OF SHAME Fifty Scots will pay the maximum price this year as minimum pricing for alcohol blocked.  ...

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT PARALYSED: Opposition Sparks Constitutional Crisis

SPEAKERS CORNER...by Alex Porter and Dave Taylor The SNP Government has suffered yet another legislative defeat in the Scottish Parliament. A bill was introduced...

Scotland has a “historic opportunity” to lead world with minimum pricing

POLITICS...A former president of the Royal College of Physicians has urged opposition MSPs to seize a "historic opportunity" and back the Scottish government’s plans...

Labour under increasing pressure over alcohol minimum pricing

Iain Gray’s Holyrood Labour group have come under huge pressure to back the Scottish government’s minimum price for alcohol proposal after a host of...