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Scotsman
Tories claim Patrick Harvie’s Green tail is wagging the SNP dogconference, Mr Harvie will say his party is “leading the change” in Scotland, e
Scotsman / Posted 6 hours ago
conference, Mr Harvie will say his party is “leading the change” in Scotland, even though it only has six members of the Scottish Parliament. But with Nicola Sturgeon’s minority government relying on the support of the pro-independence Green MSPs... Read more
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Daily Record
How much did your MSP claim in expenses last year and what did they claim for?as claims soared to a record total after a change to parliamentary rules allowe
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
as claims soared to a record total after a change to parliamentary rules allowed politicians to take on more staff. New Scottish Parliament responsibilities over tax and welfare have meant that MSPs are now permitted to employ three members of... Read more
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Scotsman
MSPs seek to condemn Madrid over CataloniaThere have been calls for the Scottish Parliament to condemn the behaviour and
Scotsman / Posted yesterday
There have been calls for the Scottish Parliament to condemn the behaviour and actions of the Spanish government “in the strongest possible terms” following recent events in Catalonia. Two motions, one from Ivan McKee MSP for Glasgow Provan, put... Read more
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Daily Record
It’s grim being Prime Minister with the clock ticking down on Brexitfor May getting it through the Commons and Lords. There is also the small matte
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
for May getting it through the Commons and Lords. There is also the small matter of getting the EU Bill through the Scottish Parliament. I caught Mike Russell, the Scottish government’s Brexit Minister, glancing at his fancy digital watch... Read more
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Daily Record
Holyrood cabinet minister adds backing for the 'Stay in EK' campaignhas been entirely negative. “HMRC currently collects the Scottish Income Tax as
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
has been entirely negative. “HMRC currently collects the Scottish Income Tax as it has not been devolved, whilst the Scottish Parliament can set the rates and bands all other aspects of its collection and management are reserved to the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Challenge Poverty Week: Menu for Change campaign aims to end need for foodbanksof helping lift people out of poverty low benefit levels are trapping people in
EveningTimes Online / Posted yesterday
of helping lift people out of poverty low benefit levels are trapping people in it. “With new powers on the way to the Scottish Parliament, it is time that consider how we can do things differently and ensure that everyone is able to fulfil... Read more
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express
Pothole crisis: Scotland's roads IMPOSSIBLE to fix thanks to underfunding, experts warnexisting backlog of repairs to the crumbling network is valued at more than £1.
express / Posted yesterday
existing backlog of repairs to the crumbling network is valued at more than £1.6 billion, it told the impartial Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe). Its stark warning comes after a study revealed Scotland’s roads are the... Read more
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Daily Record
Members of the public won't have a say in Vale Hospital department planslocal people all the information and let patients have their say. “The SNP gov
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
local people all the information and let patients have their say. “The SNP government has made repeated promises in the Scottish Parliament about meaningful and extensive engagement and the health secretary should step in now to ensure that the... Read more
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SKY News
Smacking children to be banned in Scotlandback a bill put forward by Green MSP John Finnie to provide equal protection fr
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
back a bill put forward by Green MSP John Finnie to provide equal protection from assault for children. The member of the Scottish parliament for the Highlands and Islands region launched a consultation on a proposed bill to ban smacking in... Read more
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Daily Record
North Ayrshire councillors clash over 'disastrous' PFI contractsreally disappoints me is that the financial regulations that kept PFI debt off
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
really disappoints me is that the financial regulations that kept PFI debt off the public books no longer apply and the Scottish Parliament now has more borrowing powers. “There really is no reason for using PFI deals anymore yet the SNP... Read more
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Scotsman
Scotland to be first part of UK to ban smacking childrenparenting through, for example, funding for family support services.” A vote o
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
parenting through, for example, funding for family support services.” A vote on the issue is expected to be held in the Scottish Parliament next year. If passed, Scotland would become the first part of the UK to effectively ban parents from... Read more
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Scotsman
Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson must be ruthless on internal strifetarget of the class warriors at Holyrood. Mr Burnett was recently given a two-
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
target of the class warriors at Holyrood. Mr Burnett was recently given a two-week ban on asking written questions at the Scottish Parliament after the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life criticised him for failing to declare... Read more
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Daily Record
Spiralling costs of hiring GP's should be cut by government says Wishaw MSPGovernment to cut the spiralling cost of hiring locum GPs in Lanarkshire. Tory
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
Government to cut the spiralling cost of hiring locum GPs in Lanarkshire. Tory member Graham Simpson, right, told the Scottish Parliament that Lanarkshire surgeries are at breaking point due to the cost of bringing in short-term help. One... Read more
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Scotsman
Tom Peterkin: Ruth Davidson needs to be ruthless on internal difficultiestarget of the class warriors at Holyrood. Mr Burnett was recently given a two-
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
target of the class warriors at Holyrood. Mr Burnett was recently given a two-week ban on asking written questions at the Scottish Parliament after the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life criticised him for failing to declare... Read more
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express
SNP accused of saddling taxpayers with 'Wonga-style' debts for new roads and schoolslike going to Wonga for a mortgage and not sustainable for the public purse, es
express / Posted 2 days ago
like going to Wonga for a mortgage and not sustainable for the public purse, especially with the new powers coming to the Scottish Parliament making sound management of our finances even more important. "This approach to financing means even less... Read more
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Scotsman
Scott Macnab: Time to ban Holyrood giving bansit seems the vexed question of civil liberties is no longer restricted to us hu
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
it seems the vexed question of civil liberties is no longer restricted to us humans, as MSPs are about to discover. The Scottish Parliament will pass legislation in the next few months which will ban wild animals from travelling circuses. The... Read more
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SKY News
Journalist Kath Sansom was 'wreck' after vaginal mesh implantSurvivors and Scottish Mesh Survivors - the latter achieving so much with a sus
SKY News / Posted 3 days ago
Survivors and Scottish Mesh Survivors - the latter achieving so much with a suspension of the plastic pelvic implants in Scottish Parliament in 2014 and a subsequent independent inquiry into its safety. Many other groups globally have fought for... Read more
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SKY News
Tory MP Douglas Ross under fire over Champions League match jobofficiates at Scottish football matches, according to MPs' register of interest
SKY News / Posted 3 days ago
officiates at Scottish football matches, according to MPs' register of interests. In September, the former member of the Scottish Parliament earned £1,436.35 from UEFA for serving as an assistant referee at the Europa League match between... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
If ministers want to reform the House of Commons, they should look to the Lords for answersvast reserves of time, effort and political capital on it. The issue was const
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
vast reserves of time, effort and political capital on it. The issue was constituency boundaries. The Act that set up the Scottish Parliament in 1999 decreed that the number of Holyrood constituencies (that is, those seats returning a single... Read more
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Scotsman
Tory MSP under fire after paying his own firm from public cashof the rules, we will of course comply with whatever the parliamentary authorit
Scotsman / Posted 4 days ago
of the rules, we will of course comply with whatever the parliamentary authorities advise and pay back any costs.” A Scottish Parliament spokeswoman added: “When claiming under the members’ expenses scheme, members are expected to act in... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon: Universal Credit is causing a dreadful increase in people facing hardship, rent arrears and foodbank referralsasked the UK Government to pause the process while the problems can be fixed.
EveningTimes Online / Posted 4 days ago
asked the UK Government to pause the process while the problems can be fixed. This is a call echoed by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, as well as the Welsh Assembly, anti-poverty charities, housing associations, churches and countless... Read more
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SKY News
Scotland and Wales still opposed to Brexit bill over 'power grab' claimmeeting, the Scottish Government's Brexit minister Michael Russell revealed he
SKY News / Posted 4 days ago
meeting, the Scottish Government's Brexit minister Michael Russell revealed he will "remain unable to recommend the Scottish Parliament consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill as currently drafted". But Mr Russell did add "some progress" had been... Read more
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express
Nicola Sturgeon vows to BLOCK BREXIT over Westminster 'power grab'role in any post-Brexit arrangements. But speaking after the meeting, Mr Russe
express / Posted 4 days ago
role in any post-Brexit arrangements. But speaking after the meeting, Mr Russell said: "We remain unable to recommend the Scottish Parliament consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill as currently drafted and will not be able to do so until the power grab... Read more
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The Register
Brit intel fingers Iran for brute-force attacks on UK.gov email accountsCyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency continues, The Times
The Register / Posted 5 days ago
Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency continues, The Timesreports. Hackers tried to break into Scottish Parliament email accounts in August, weeks after similar campaigns against Westminster. First indications were that... Read more
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Scotsman
Scottish Conservatives ‘hitting the panic button’, says SNP MSPbosses hope to encourage new candidates from a variety of backgrounds to replac
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
bosses hope to encourage new candidates from a variety of backgrounds to replace some of the intake at the last Scottish Parliament elections in 2016. The SNP said the party was ‘reaching for the panic button’ after a recent poll found... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Glasgow's private schools received £5.7m in 'charity' tax breaks during time of public sector cutsindependent school on OSCR register. “The findings of the Barclay Review run c
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
independent school on OSCR register. “The findings of the Barclay Review run completely contrary to the charity test the Scottish Parliament required all schools to undertake; would put Scottish education at a competitive disadvantage in the UK... Read more
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Scotsman
Ruth Davidson plans to ‘cull underperforming Tory MSPs’bosses hope to encourage new candidates from a variety of backgrounds to replac
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
bosses hope to encourage new candidates from a variety of backgrounds to replace some of the intake at the last Scottish Parliament elections in 2016. “Quite a few MSPs who came in in 2016 aren’t up to scratch. We need to be ready for... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Arlene Foster: My children have been left upset by revolting abuse I get onlinesame-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Mrs Foster also came under fire after i
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Mrs Foster also came under fire after it emerged she had sent a letter to the Scottish Parliament asking it to prevent couples from here converting their civil partnerships to same-sex marriages in... Read more
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Scotsman
Edinburgh is Scotland’s economic powerhouse, research showsEdinburgh Pentlands has the fastest growing local business community in the cou
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
Edinburgh Pentlands has the fastest growing local business community in the country. Three of the five Scottish Parliament constituencies with the fastest growing business communities were found to be in the capital. Tory... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Devolved administrations to have say on Brexit amid impasse with Brusselsof fronts, for example on recognising the importance of single market membershi
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
of fronts, for example on recognising the importance of single market membership and amending the EU Withdrawal Bill so the Scottish Parliament can give it consent. "The UK Government must reconsider its hard Brexit position and the disastrous... Read more
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Scotsman
Lack of leadership rivals keeping Sturgeon safe - Jim Sillarssaid, or the Yes side will lose again. He added: "You're probably '22/'23 befo
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
said, or the Yes side will lose again. He added: "You're probably '22/'23 before you actually have the referendum." This could mean the pro-independence majority is lost at the Scottish Parliament which would derail the prospect of a vote happeni... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Oil transfer campaigners welcome more supporterseffects on our onshore and marine environments". It also quotes from a stateme
The Inverness Courier / Posted 7 days ago
effects on our onshore and marine environments". It also quotes from a statement made by the First Minister in the Scottish Parliament in January last year when she said that, on the basis of the evidence then available: "The Scottish... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Scottish government minister took £4.68 taxi to speech about physical activitypromoting physical activity. Maureen Watt decided to take a taxpayer-funded ta
Daily Mirror / Posted 8 days ago
promoting physical activity. Maureen Watt decided to take a taxpayer-funded taxi in May for the 0.9 mile trip from the Scottish Parliament to Meadowbank Sports Centre. Watt, who is the Scottish Government’s mental health minister, later... Read more
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Scotsman
Search begins for a single word that sums up Scottish pridea new path, with the river of light weaving its way through the historic heart
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
a new path, with the river of light weaving its way through the historic heart of the city, around Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament, before culminating in a stunning visual moment in Holyrood Park.” Yaldi! Some suggestions... Yaldi: An... Read more
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chroniclelive
Should the voting age be cut to 16?a leader, who might go on to become Prime Minister. Scotland has already cut t
chroniclelive / Posted 9 days ago
a leader, who might go on to become Prime Minister. Scotland has already cut the voting age to 16 for elections to the Scottish Parliament. Recent legislation also gave Wales the power to cut the voting age to 16 for the Welsh assembly. MPs... Read more
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Scotsman
The Scotsman celebrates 200 years of its past and looks to its futurevenue in which to celebrate the past and look to the future. Key figures from
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
venue in which to celebrate the past and look to the future. Key figures from across civic Scotland convened at the ­Scottish Parliament last night to mark 200 years of The Scotsman. The gathering, part of a year-long series of events during... Read more
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Scotsman
Anas Sarwar: Scotland can’t afford another lost decademarked the anniversary of an influential figure in the Labour movement who offe
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
marked the anniversary of an influential figure in the Labour movement who offered our country hope: Donald Dewar. The Scottish Parliament is one of Labour’s greatest achievements in government, with Donald delivering on John Smith’s unfinished... Read more
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Scotsman
Scotsman celebrates 200 years of its past and looks to futurevenue in which to celebrate the past and look to the future. Key figures from
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
venue in which to celebrate the past and look to the future. Key figures from across civic Scotland convened at the ­Scottish Parliament last night to mark 200 years of The Scotsman. The gathering, part of a year-long series of events during... Read more
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Scotsman
Government plans to be put under ‘detailed scrutiny’ at special meetingand detailed scrutiny” at a special meeting in the Parliament. Nicola Sturgeon
Scotsman / Posted 9 days ago
and detailed scrutiny” at a special meeting in the Parliament. Nicola Sturgeon will be questioned by the convener of the Scottish Parliament’s 15 different committees on a range of issues arising from her programme for government. The session... Read more
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Scotsman
Celebrate with a common goalThis evening The Scotsman will celebrate its 200th birthday with a reception at
Scotsman / Posted 10 days ago
This evening The Scotsman will celebrate its 200th birthday with a reception at the Scottish Parliament. Readers, staff, former staff, advertisers, MSPs and others who have a close association with the paper will gather to celebrate the title’s role... Read more
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Scotsman
60 years of front page news in The ScotsmanAs this newspaper celebrates its 200th birthday with a reception at the Scottis
Scotsman / Posted 10 days ago
As this newspaper celebrates its 200th birthday with a reception at the Scottish Parliament, this year marks another big anniversary and a defining moment – replacing adverts with news and pictures on the front page The 200th anniversary of The... Read more
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heraldscotland
Iain Macwhirter: Why the First Minister is happy to play the independence waiting gamethe First Minister must, however, go before 2021, when her current mandate expi
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
the First Minister must, however, go before 2021, when her current mandate expires. This mandate refers to the vote in the Scottish Parliament in March that authorised the First Minister to seek a Section 30 Order for a referendum. “Use it or lose... Read more
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SKY News
Nicola Sturgeon holds back the lozengers - and referendum threat - for another daybehind that they might be disappointed." After Ms Sturgeon's speech, Maurice G
SKY News / Posted 10 days ago
behind that they might be disappointed." After Ms Sturgeon's speech, Maurice Golden, the Conservative chief whip in the Scottish Parliament, said: "The one word missing from this speech was sorry. "For the last year, Nicola Sturgeon put her... Read more
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Daily Record
Five things we learned from the Nicola Sturgeon's keynote speechSturgeon also announced the Scottish Government will be spending £840million a
Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
Sturgeon also announced the Scottish Government will be spending £840million a year by the end of this Scottish Parliament term to fund their "truly transformational" childcare policy.Read More While the Scottish Government has delayed plans for a... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon speech: Independence offers Scots ‘a better future’who lost his Moray seat in the Summer election, set delegates on a referendum f
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
who lost his Moray seat in the Summer election, set delegates on a referendum footing. “It’s 1300 days until the next Scottish Parliament election - and there will be a referendum on Scottish independence.” Ms Sturgeon conceded that there had... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon: Scottish people still 'trust SNP to deliver'expect and deserve." She also announced the Scottish Government will be spendi
EveningTimes Online / Posted 11 days ago
expect and deserve." She also announced the Scottish Government will be spending £840 million a year by the end of this Scottish Parliament term to fund their "truly transformational" childcare policy. Ms Sturgeon said some parents still... Read more
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Daily Record
Find out how much your MSP spent last year - and what they spent it onsoared to a record total after parliament changed the rules allowing politician
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
soared to a record total after parliament changed the rules allowing politicians to take on more staff. It comes after the Scottish parliament was given new responsibilities over tax and welfare, meaning MSPs are now permitted to employ three... Read more
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Scotsman
Nicola Sturgeon to give free childcare to under-fives by 2020of the plans comes after finance secretary Derek Mackay issued a call for full
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
of the plans comes after finance secretary Derek Mackay issued a call for full control over income tax to be handed to the Scottish Parliament. It has also been reported that he is considering an overhaul of the tax band system to raise extra... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Nicola Sturgeon to focus on commitment to childcare in keynote conference speechshould listen to teachers, unions, parents and the Scottish Labour Party, and s
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
should listen to teachers, unions, parents and the Scottish Labour Party, and stop the cuts to Scotland’s future. “Only Labour will use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to deliver an education system that works for the many, not... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Nicola Sturgeon to focus on commitment to childcare in keynote conference speechshould listen to teachers, unions, parents and the Scottish Labour Party, and s
EveningTimes Online / Posted 11 days ago
should listen to teachers, unions, parents and the Scottish Labour Party, and stop the cuts to Scotland’s future. “Only Labour will use the powers of the Scottish Parliament to deliver an education system that works for the many, not... Read more
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