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Tag: Scottish government

More power: Scotland needs control of electricity policy

Commentary by Fraser Wallace Scotland has made significant progress with regard to the development of renewable energy systems. However, it is clear that to maximise...

Sturgeon and May kick off first post-Brexit talks as Scots await...

By Patience Magill The Scottish role in UK Brexit negotiations with the European Union looks likely to be enhanced, but details remain sketchy following an...

Selective media and its influence on Scottish confidence in independence

John Robertson considers the potential impact of 'bias of omission' in some media ‘Scotland, for example, has the smallest number of children living in poverty...

Ambitious vision for Scotland, and ‘beautiful dream’ of independence to follow

Newsnet.scot presents First Minister Nicola sturgeon's party conference speech today in full, as a service to readers. Chasing her first election victory as FM,...

Labour hypocrisy revealed on controversial football behaviour legislation

By G.A.Ponsonby This article is not about the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.  It will argue neither for the legislation nor against it.  I say that...

Is there a freeze on asking Labour any council tax policy...

By G.A.Ponsonby John Swinney delivered his budget for next year yesterday.  Any Scottish Finance Minister has limited scope in what he or she can do...

When is a Professor an Expert? Part 2: Biomedical Strategies

It's never pretty when academics disagree with one another. Prof John Robertson takes issue with the recent interventions of a fellow academic about Scottish...

How to cut emissions: What this month’s Paris summit might learn…...

Commentary by Zara Kitson Politicians from across the globe will gather in Paris later this month to sign a new international agreement on emissions reduction. The...

Westminster snub for Scottish Government over future of the BBC

By a Newsnet.scot Reporter The UK Government has breached an agreement to consult its Scottish counterpart on the future of the BBC, despite agreeing a...

Fracking: Ministers urged to probe health impact

By Newsnet.scot Reporter The Scottish Government is being urged to probe the full health impact of "fracking" before any formal applications come before local councils. The...