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Tag: Scottish government

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.
Scottish Independence Referendum H of C Briefing paper

Shades of legal grey – Part 1

Molly Pollock, Newsnet's Research Editor, picks her way through a House of Commons briefing paper that lays out the problematic issues both sides face ahead of the coming Independence referendum. There are multiple shades of legal grey in the complex constitutional structure of the union and how it changes following a successful independence referendum
Brexit dividend NO fish

Now we know – ...

By Russell Bruce No fish and dead fish After four and and half years of...
Covid new deaths

The race to save lives in Scotland

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently said in Holyrood and in interviews that the rollout of the vaccines, initially one, then two and...
Free school meals denied

Suffer the little children – in Tory...

By Margaret Johnstone In Scotland free school meals are currently available to all P1 to P3 pupils, as well...

Social and equality impacts of Brexit

By Equality Nation Brexiters insist everything is rosy and will become even better after Friday 31st January, their independence...

Brexit and Scotland

By Russell Bruce Newsnet is pleased to present this fascinating video of a packed meeting in Selkirk last week. Michael Russell MSP, is the Cabinet...

The Mittlestand and us

By Molly Pollock Despite the number of closed shops, and for sale and to let signs that clutter windows in high streets, city centres and...

Does Brexit vote underline Scotland is not a country, but a...

By Alf Baird Anyone can see from recent events the constitutional powerlessness of Scotland as a nation, and how empty is any notion of Scottish...

Independence will only happen if we’re prepared to break some rules

Commentary by Christopher Silver It should come as no surprise that the UK Government has all but ruled out granting the Scottish Parliament the ability...