Holyrood could have ‘radical opportunity’ to introduce basic income system

Source:: The National Holyrood could have ‘radical opportunity’ to introduce basic income system SCOTLAND has a “radical opportunity” to introduce a universal basic income (UBI), with the next Scottish Parliament expected to have a majority of MSPs who back the idea, campaigners have said. Read the full article:: The National Holyrood could have ‘radical opportunity’ to introduce basic income system

Tories need to stop this endless talk of an independence referendum

Source:: The National Tories need to stop this endless talk of an independence referendum YET another glossy leaflet from DRoss and the Baroness via Royal Mail this week, this time a threefold, poster-sized, full colour one. Where do they get the money for it? It was also cunningly designed so that, whichever side was up when it landed on the mat, the message was the same –How to stop another independence referendum. Read the full article:: The National Tories need to stop this endless talk of an independence referendum

Controversial not proven verdict under fire and set to be reviewed

Source:: The National Controversial not proven verdict under fire and set to be reviewed SIR Walter Scott called it Scotland’s “bastard verdict” while First Minister Nicola Sturgeon lent her support last week to the abolition of the controversial not proven verdict. Read the full article:: The National Controversial not proven verdict under fire and set to be reviewed

Is Nicola Sturgeon in danger of losing her seat at Holyrood election?

Source:: The National Is Nicola Sturgeon in danger of losing her seat at Holyrood election? Result in 2016: SNP 9 seats (9 constituency, 0 list), Labour 4 seats (0 constituency, 4 list), Conservatives 2 seats (0 constituency, 2 list), Greens 1 seat (0 constituency, 1 list) Read the full article:: The National Is Nicola Sturgeon in danger of losing her seat at Holyrood election?

WATCH: Yes supporters bust myths about Scottish independence

Source:: The National WATCH: Yes supporters bust myths about Scottish independence WELL-known faces of the independence movement respond to ridiculous tweets about Scotland’s future in the second episode of The National’s new Indy Myths series. Read the full article:: The National WATCH: Yes supporters bust myths about Scottish independence

Folk seem to have very short electoral memories

Source:: The National Folk seem to have very short electoral memories THERE is much talk of wasted votes by folk who seem to have very short electoral memories. In the good old days when I first became enfranchised in the old Hillhead seat, and the Tories panicked if Tam Galbraith MP bothered to come north to fight his seat in a two-way challenge from long-forgotten Labour candidates, and I would scribble Liberal on my paper, none of us who did not vote for Tam would have considered that we had wasted… Read the full article:: The National Folk […]

I do not detect much urgency from the ‘both votes SNP’ advocates

Source:: The National I do not detect much urgency from the ‘both votes SNP’ advocates I AM writing to question the rationale provided by Richard Walker in Thursday’s National (Both Votes SNP is best way to ensure independence, April 8). While it is very amiable in tone, I don’t detect much urgency about the road to independence. Indeed this is what has mystified me about SNP pronouncements in the election campaign so far. Read the full article:: The National I do not detect much urgency from the ‘both votes SNP’ advocates

What action has been taken amid ongoing climate ‘emergency’?

Source:: The National What action has been taken amid ongoing climate ‘emergency’? EMERGENCY: “a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action”. Read the full article:: The National What action has been taken amid ongoing climate ‘emergency’?

Safe consumption rooms: Former Swiss president joins Ronnie Cowan's policy push

Source:: The National Safe consumption rooms: Former Swiss president joins Ronnie Cowan’s policy push A FORMER president of Switzerland is joining an SNP MP’s effort to allow drug consumption rooms to be opened in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Safe consumption rooms: Former Swiss president joins Ronnie Cowan’s policy push

SNP have genuine chance of unseating Tory MSP Oliver Mundell in Dumfriesshire

Source:: The National SNP have genuine chance of unseating Tory MSP Oliver Mundell in Dumfriesshire IN contrast to Galloway and West Dumfries, the SNP tradition in Dumfriesshire isn’t especially strong. The party has never held the Holyrood constituency or its predecessor seat of Dumfries. Read the full article:: The National SNP have genuine chance of unseating Tory MSP Oliver Mundell in Dumfriesshire

Nicola Sturgeon leads Scottish tributes after passing of Prince Philip

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon leads Scottish tributes after passing of Prince Philip NICOLA Sturgeon led Scotland’s tributes after Buckingham Palace announced yesterday that the Duke of Edinburgh had died peacefully at Windsor Castle at the age of 99. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon leads Scottish tributes after passing of Prince Philip

Tory MSP hopeful slammed for describing Brexit exports chaos as a ‘hiccup’

Source:: The National Tory MSP hopeful slammed for describing Brexit exports chaos as a ‘hiccup’ A TORY candidate standing in the north east has been slammed for describing the Brexit chaos which has caused devastation to fishing communities as a “hiccup”. Read the full article:: The National Tory MSP hopeful slammed for describing Brexit exports chaos as a ‘hiccup’

Scotland's political parties halt 2021 campaigns after Prince Philip's death

Source:: The National Scotland’s political parties halt 2021 campaigns after Prince Philip’s death SCOTLAND’S political parties have suspended campaigning for the Holyrood election following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Read the full article:: The National Scotland’s political parties halt 2021 campaigns after Prince Philip’s death

Northern Irish police rule out loyalist groups' involvement in violence

Source:: The National Northern Irish police rule out loyalist groups’ involvement in violence THE Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has ruled out the involvement of loyalist paramilitary groups in orchestrating the violence seen in Northern Ireland in recent days. Read the full article:: The National Northern Irish police rule out loyalist groups’ involvement in violence