Tories plot to strip Scots MPs of budget vote

The Tory plans for English votes for English laws unveiled today have unmasked the Tories' true attitude towards Scotland, the SNP said today – after it emerged that Tory MPs are planning to have Scottish MPs stripped of their right to vote on the budget.

Murphy must clarify Labour membership

The SNP is today calling on new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy to clarify how many members the party has - following a number of contradictory claims.

Rising living costs hit poorer households hardest

Reports that the rising cost of living has risen faster for poorer households have underlined the need to give greater priority to tackling income inequality.

SNP, Plaid & Greens: A new approach to politics

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and leader of the Green party in England and Wales Natalie Bennett have today stated that all three parties will unite whenever possible to battle the Westminster parties’ obsession with austerity.

Labour MPs see Westminster as escape from Scotland

 

The Scottish National Party today highlighted comments by Labour in Scotland’s former senior adviser, which lifts the lid on the attitude that is rife in the party and helps explain why Labour are floundering in the polls.

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Resounding support Salmond's Westminster return

 

A substantial majority of all Scots support former First Minister's Alex Salmond's bid to return to the Westminster parliament as MP for Gordon.

As reported in today’s Scottish Sun, this was one of the main findings of a representative sample of 1081 people across Scotland by pollsters YouGov polled up to 12th December.

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Further boost as poll shows 22 point Holyrood lead

Details of a YouGov poll for the Sun which has just been published today (Sunday) have revealed that the SNP has also moved further in front when it comes to Holyrood voting intentions.

The poll puts support for the SNP in the constituency vote at 50 per cent - 22 per cent ahead of Labour on 28 per cent, while the Tories sit on 14 per cent and the LibDems are on just 3 per cent.

Revelations add weight to inquiry call

Revelations by the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan of the UK’s knowledge and acceptance of torture must see those involved answer questions on what happened.

Full inquiry into UK's role in rendition demanded

The SNP has today called for a full judicial inquiry to examine the UK Government’s role in extraordinary rendition and for the findings of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war to be made public.

European polls show need for four-nation approach

A comparison of polling from across Europe showing Scotland is more in line with mainstream opinion on EU membership has underlined why a four-nations approach must be taken to any EU referendum.

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