Councillor Jim McCabe, the Leader of North Lanarkshire Council (NLC), must apologise for his “shameful” behaviour and consider alternative ways of handling the Bedroom Tax arrears, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth MSP Jamie Hepburn has said today.
Newspaper reports of a disabled single parent who is set to become the first council tenant in Scotland to be evicted by a local authority because of the Bedroom Tax has been condemned by the SNP as “totally barbaric”.
Edinburgh Airport’s MSP Colin Keir today welcomed the announcement of a £150m investment programme that will allow more passengers to move through the airport faster and create around 100 new construction jobs during the creation of the building work.
The Coalition parties have been accused of being too scared to defend their controversial welfare reforms, after opting out of a televised debate on the independence referendum, as reported in today’s Sunday Herald.
SNP MP Pete Wishart has mocked reports Labour Peer Lord George Foulkes has complained to the BBC over plans to produce a programme about how an independent Scotland could learn from the economic and social policies of Scandinavia, as reported in today's Sunday Herald.
As Johann Lamont’s second “summer of silence” stretches on, the questions on her leadership are mounting following her invisibility during Labour’s Falkirk selection fiasco and her party’s continued poor performance in the polls.
A warning that Westminster’s welfare changes will hamper efforts to reduce poverty has been sounded as a Parliamentary Question makes clear how many people with a disability in Scotland will be affected by the coalition’s welfare changes.