Anas Sarwar backed by 66 councillors in Labour leadership race

Source:: The National Anas Sarwar backed by 66 councillors in Labour leadership race Labour leadership hopeful Anas Sarwar has announced he has the support of more than a quarter of the party’s councillors and the required backing of four parliamentarians as nominations for the post open. Read the full article:: The National Anas Sarwar backed by 66 councillors in Labour leadership race

Who will write a sequel to The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil?

Source:: The National Who will write a sequel to The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil? I WAS reminded recently, while watching Kirsty Wark’s series The Years that Changed Modern Scotland on BBC Scotland, of the power of John McGrath’s play The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil. In 1974 I watched the TV production of the play with my father, then in his sixties. By that time I had given him up for lost as a lifelong Unionist, but from the day we sat together and watched The Cheviot he moved inexorably towards… […]

Will the Tories’ secret Union report ever see the light of day?

Source:: The National Will the Tories’ secret Union report ever see the light of day? WHEN Theresa May decided in 2019 that a review should take place into strengthening the UK Union, she showed much more foresight than was demonstrated throughout much of her time as prime minister. Read the full article:: The National Will the Tories’ secret Union report ever see the light of day?

Shellfish lorries park outside Downing Street in protest against Brexit chaos

Source:: The National Shellfish lorries park outside Downing Street in protest against Brexit chaos AT least 10 shellfish lorries parked on roads near No 10 this morning in protest against the chaos Brexit has brought fishing firms. Read the full article:: The National Shellfish lorries park outside Downing Street in protest against Brexit chaos

SNP blast BBC's new 'biased' coronavirus briefing show

Source:: The National SNP blast BBC’s new ‘biased’ coronavirus briefing show THE BBC has been urged to change its coverage of Scottish Government coronavirus briefings after the programme was branded “overtly political”. Read the full article:: The National SNP blast BBC’s new ‘biased’ coronavirus briefing show

Why new national Yes organisation is a fundamentally different initiative

Source:: The National Why new national Yes organisation is a fundamentally different initiative THE national movement in Scotland is in a febrile, testy state at the moment, caught between unprecedented political success and internal division. What is going on and are we about to snatch defeat from the yawning jaws of victory? Here’s the solution. Read the full article:: The National Why new national Yes organisation is a fundamentally different initiative

EU rejection of Scotland ‘not conceivable’ according to top economist

Source:: The National EU rejection of Scotland ‘not conceivable’ according to top economist A TOP European economist has said it would be “inconceivable” for the EU to reject an independent Scotland’s membership. Read the full article:: The National EU rejection of Scotland ‘not conceivable’ according to top economist

Keir Starmer allies reportedly call for Gordon Brown to lead drive to save Union

Source:: The National Keir Starmer allies reportedly call for Gordon Brown to lead drive to save Union SENIOR Labour figures have urged Gordon Brown to return to frontline politics and lead a drive to save the Union, it has been claimed. Read the full article:: The National Keir Starmer allies reportedly call for Gordon Brown to lead drive to save Union

Former Tory Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt appears to snub Douglas Ross

Source:: The National Former Tory Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt appears to snub Douglas Ross FORMER Tory leadership contender Jeremy Hunt appeared to snub Douglas Ross when he took to social media to highlight Tony Blair’s view that the best opposition leader to the SNP has been Ruth Davidson​. Read the full article:: The National Former Tory Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt appears to snub Douglas Ross

Monica Lennon joins Anas Sarwar in race to become Scottish Labour leader

Source:: The National Monica Lennon joins Anas Sarwar in race to become Scottish Labour leader A HEAD-TO-HEAD race between Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon began tonight to become the new Scottish Labour leader. Read the full article:: The National Monica Lennon joins Anas Sarwar in race to become Scottish Labour leader

Labour deal with Greens and LibDems ‘could oust Tories in 2024’

Source:: The National Labour deal with Greens and LibDems ‘could oust Tories in 2024’ A CAMPAIGN group has drawn up the plan it says would take Labour to Downing Street – teaming up with other parties. Read the full article:: The National Labour deal with Greens and LibDems ‘could oust Tories in 2024’

Scottish independence: Michelle Ballantyne denies support for Yes in polls

Source:: The National Scottish independence: Michelle Ballantyne denies support for Yes in polls MICHELLE Ballantyne has claimed the 18 polls showing majority support for Scottish independence have “not told the whole truth”. Read the full article:: The National Scottish independence: Michelle Ballantyne denies support for Yes in polls

Jacob Rees-Mogg's fish quip was deeply offensive but not surprising

Source:: The National Jacob Rees-Mogg’s fish quip was deeply offensive but not surprising PAGES eight and nine of Friday’s National demonstrate very clearly why our fishing industry, and in particular our seafood sector, has been – as predicted by almost everyone except the Tory government – seriously incapacitated by Brexit (“Tory minister shows ‘total contempt’ over Brexit chaos” and “Rees-Mogg claims fish ‘are happier now because they’re British’”, January 15). Read the full article:: The National Jacob Rees-Mogg’s fish quip was deeply offensive but not surprising