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Tag: Holyrood

Children, rights and Tories

Children, rights and Tories

The UK government has taken the decision to refer two Holyrood laws to the UK Supreme Court to decide if, in introducing and passing these bills, the Scottish Parliament has gone beyond its devolved powers despite the Lord Advocate and Parliament’s Presiding Officer allowing the passage of the bills, considering them within Holyrood’s competency.
We are European

There’ll always be a Europe

By Russell Bruce But will there'll always be an England? This song dating from just before WW11 became a...
A look at Scottish polls over a longer term to see the trend

Polls: a look at the longer story

By Russell Bruce As each poll comes out independence supporters are looking to see what the immediate up/down short...

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...

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...