Also: Plaid savage Welsh Labour’s record (but guarantee to keep them in office); and an SNP plan to fix alcohol prices risks EU’s wrath.
Posts Tagged: Scottish Parliament
Also: Knives out for two more Labour leaders – Murphy in Scotland and Jones in Wales.
The one-time leadership contender explains his European acid test, the case for Scottish fiscal autonomy, and why he doubts a repeat of the Major experience.
Also: Calls for referendum as NI Assembly votes down gay marriage by two votes; and Jones and Davidson join the debate on EVEL.
The campaign is impoverished and the electorate insulted by the refusal of the main party leaders to talk about a new settlement for the United Kingdom.
Also: Swinney accused of coercing councils; Plaid want all young children taught in Welsh; Holyrood rejects national anthem.
Also: SNP attacked by Scottish councils for annulling hundreds of millions of poll tax arrears; and Plaid MP attacks Government over driving licence flags.
Also: UUP have grave doubts about new NI deal; Murphy’s deputy very happy to work with the SNP; and NI Conservatives choose East Belfast candidate.
Also: Jones marks five years as First Minister; SNP spent £2.5m of public funds on case for separation; and NI Water strike risks Christmas misery.
It was the Prime Minister who crossed Ruth Davidson’s original line in the sand, and said that more powers are necessary for the Scottish Parliament.
Also: Scotch Whiskey Association blocks minimum pricing; UUP leader backs unionist pact; and Ulster grammar schools maintain lead.
The Government has rocked the Yes campaign onto the back foot – now it’s the Opposition’s turn.
Brian Monteith: The divergences and differences within Scotland – and how they’ll impact on the poll
Its many divisions – by age, religion, class and geography – breeds a complex politics which it is too easily misunderstood.