Award winning councillor loses out in SNP Holyrood contest

Source:: The National Award winning councillor loses out in SNP Holyrood contest AN award winning councillor of the year – and a member of the First Minister’s social justice commission – has been defeated in the party’s internal election to stand in a key Holyrood contest. Read the full article:: The National Award winning councillor loses out in SNP Holyrood contest

Gordon Brown and Andrew Adonis are too late with federal proposals

Source:: The National Gordon Brown and Andrew Adonis are too late with federal proposals AS a regular reader of The Guardian and the New European, as well as The National, I’ve been struck Read the full article:: The National Gordon Brown and Andrew Adonis are too late with federal proposals

Revealed: The full list of candidates in the SNP NEC elections – part one

Source:: The National Revealed: The full list of candidates in the SNP NEC elections – part one The SNP is holding internal elections to its ruling body during the course of its annual conference this weekend. Read the full article:: The National Revealed: The full list of candidates in the SNP NEC elections – part one

Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon announces 949 new cases

Source:: The National Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon announces 949 new cases ANOTHER 949 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Read the full article:: The National Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon announces 949 new cases

Calmac must come to the table and discuss fair pay for its workers

Source:: The National Calmac must come to the table and discuss fair pay for its workers I READ with great interest the article by Greg Russell quoting Ian Blackford MP in relation Read the full article:: The National Calmac must come to the table and discuss fair pay for its workers

Dumfries and Galloway has conservative values – but do the Tories?

Source:: The National Dumfries and Galloway has conservative values – but do the Tories? IF I might take the slightest issue with Carole Williams (Letters, November 20), what we are in Dumfries and Galloway is conservative. This is only partly a reflection of our age profile; people of all age groups are, in the main, reserved, exhibiting a quiet resistance to violent change, respectful of traditional values. Read the full article:: The National Dumfries and Galloway has conservative values – but do the Tories?

Former Yes chief raises prospect of snap indyref2 if SNP win Holyrood election

Source:: The National Former Yes chief raises prospect of snap indyref2 if SNP win Holyrood election THE former MSP who chaired the Yes campaign in 2014 has called on the SNP to hold a snap indyref2 if they win a majority at next year’s election. Read the full article:: The National Former Yes chief raises prospect of snap indyref2 if SNP win Holyrood election

Matt Hancock justifies billing taxpayer £50k for his department's takeaways

Source:: The National Matt Hancock justifies billing taxpayer £50k for his department’s takeaways MATT Hancock has justified his department spending £50,000 of taxpayer’s money on takeaway food during the pandemic – despite his government initially refusing twice to feed hungry school children during the holidays. Read the full article:: The National Matt Hancock justifies billing taxpayer £50k for his department’s takeaways

Ruth Wishart: Tories have a brass neck urging UK togetherness

Source:: The National Ruth Wishart: Tories have a brass neck urging UK togetherness AS the old BT slogan used to have it “it’s good to talk”. However, there are ground rules. Firstly a conversation implies two participants are involved, and that each has signed up to listening as well as broadcasting. Read the full article:: The National Ruth Wishart: Tories have a brass neck urging UK togetherness

Economy: Rishi Sunak claims the UK is not set for austerity

Source:: The National Economy: Rishi Sunak claims the UK is not set for austerity THIS week’s spending review will not plunge the UK back into austerity, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said. Read the full article:: The National Economy: Rishi Sunak claims the UK is not set for austerity

Union: Tories in ‘deep panic mode’ with federalism calls

Source:: The National Union: Tories in ‘deep panic mode’ with federalism calls THE Tories are in “deep panic mode” over the future of the Union as a former Scotland secretary presses for federalism, SNP depute leader Keith Brown has told The National. Read the full article:: The National Union: Tories in ‘deep panic mode’ with federalism calls