UK should follow Scotland's lead on homelessness

A report into failings in help offered to homeless people in England by homelessness charity Crisis has underlined the benefit of Scotland being able to take a distinctive approach.

Former Labour FM increases pressure on Lamont

The pressure on Labour’s embattled leader Johann Lamont has intensified today – as former First Minister Jack McConnell added his voice to the growing criticism of the direction of Scottish Labour, and expressed concern at the party’s loss of support in its traditional heartlands.

SNP more than twice as trusted as Labour

The SNP has welcomed a new poll showing "superb" trust ratings for the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon on more powers – as Labour’s woes in Scotland continue with only one per cent of people trusting Ed Miliband most to deliver extensive new powers.

UKIP's European Parliament group collapses

The collapse of the European Parliament grouping that played host to UKIP today has shown that Nigel Farage’s party is incapable of working constructively.

Whispering campaign against Lamont continues

As the whispering campaign against embattled Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont continues in today’s press, new polling analysis has provided a further blow to her leadership.

Today’s Scottish Sun (Thursday) reports that Gordon Brown is “under pressure from party bigwigs in London to be parachuted into Holyrood to take over from ‘unimpressive’ Johann Lamont.”

MSP comments on Tata Steel announcement

Commenting on the announcement that Tata Steel is planning to sell its Long Products division – which includes operations in Dalzell and Clydebridge - SNP MSP for Central Scotland Clare Adamson said:

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Tory says disabled workers not worth minimum wage

Tory welfare minister Lord Freud must resign over his offensive comments on disabled people – after suggesting that some workers with disabilities  are “not worth” the full minimum wage.

New cultural exchange centre planned for Cumnock

A major investment that will see Glaisnock House in Cumnock transformed into a language and cultural centre for Chinese students and entrepreneurs has been welcomed today.

Record fall in unemployment

The SNP has welcomed more good economic news for Scotland – as new figures show a record fall in unemployment in Scotland and strong growth in the Scottish economy.

Westminster failures on child poverty 'a disgrace'

A new report has highlighted the ‘disgraceful’ extent of child poverty in Scotland – and shows exactly why powers over the economy and welfare should be in Scotland’s hands, rather than Westminster’s.

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