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Media critic writes in defence of the ‘totalitarian’ SNP government

Retired media analyst John Robertson takes issue with press criticism of the SNP in government ‘Arrogant, dismissive, illiberal, reactionary, totalitarian!’  What, UKIP? Not UKIP? Don’t tell me...

Babies in Scotland’s poorest communities twice as likely to struggle with...

By Patience Magill Babies living in Scotland’s poorest communities are twice as likely to have language difficulties or delays as those from better off households,...

Scottish Labour treated like a protected species on U-turns

By G.A.Ponsonby What is Scottish Labour policy on the council tax freeze?  I have to admit that I don't know. I don't think anyone does....

Tough options ahead for SNP if it becomes the UK’s third...

Commentary by Alex Bell My previous article was how the SNP becoming the third largest party would make it more British then ever before, and...

P45s for opposition finance spokesmen

by George Kerevan LAST Thursday’s political tsunami saw off three of Scotland’s party leaders. Messers Gray, Goldie and Scott are all quitting in...

Swinney to axe extra councillor payments

by Rona Mackay John Swinney has today confirmed he will take action to end the payment of remuneration to councillors on the boards of...

SNP effectiveness in rural Scotland questioned

Liberal Democrat Candidate for Perthshire North, Victor Clements, has offered a different view on the effectiveness of the SNP government in rural Scotland in...

No pain for retail giants as Unionist parties block levy

Scottish government plans for a small levy on large retail outlets to help offset cuts to the Scottish block grant have been rejected after...