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First Minister Sturgeon backs Police Scotland boss Sir Stephen House - BBC News

First Minister Sturgeon backs Police Scotland boss Sir Stephen House - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she has "full confidence" in police boss Sir Stephen House who has come under fire over stop-search figures.
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Outrage as it emerges Labour's proposed mansion tax will be 'covered by MPs expenses'

Outrage as it emerges Labour's proposed mansion tax will be 'covered by MPs expenses' | My Scotland | Scoop.it
FURY has erupted after it has been revealed MPs will NOT have to pay a proposed mansion tax.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, February 26, 1:56 PM

Who is outraged by this stuff any more? It is no more than we expect from the corrupt British political system.

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Sunday Herald sees sales rise after backing independence - BBC News

Sunday Herald sees sales rise after backing independence - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The Sunday Herald was the only Scottish-based newspaper to see a boost to its print sales last year, after backing independence.
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Why an SNP surge at Westminster could mean the end of Britain

Why an SNP surge at Westminster could mean the end of Britain | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Anyone seeking to understand the strength of the SNP should look to those parts of Scotland where the party is supposed to be weakest. At the last election, the nationalists…
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Andrew Whitaker: Scottish independence take two

Andrew Whitaker: Scottish independence take two | My Scotland | Scoop.it
COULD a Tory General Election win and an SNP landslide provoke a second referendum, asks Andrew Whitaker.
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How will Scotland’s social policy change with further devolution?

How will Scotland’s social policy change with further devolution? | My Scotland | Scoop.it
There is nothing inherently English or Scottish (or Welsh or Northern Irish) about a desire for social justice.
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Headteachers in Scotland face new mandatory test - BBC News

Headteachers in Scotland face new mandatory test - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
All new headteachers will need to study for a specially-designed qualification, the Scottish government announces.
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BBC and police heavily criticised over Sir Cliff Richard raid coverage

BBC and police heavily criticised over Sir Cliff Richard raid coverage | My Scotland | Scoop.it
South Yorkshire force’s deal to supply details of raid to corporation, which broadcast live coverage, caused singer unnecessary distress, says report An independent report into the controversial raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home has found the pop...
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Selling Scotland the Rebrand - BBC News

Selling Scotland the Rebrand - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A "refreshed" Scottish economic strategy next month will highlight inequality and science. It's getting some advice this week on what to put in the chapter about boosting exports.
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Far-right group orchestrated email campaign over Ukip drama

Far-right group orchestrated email campaign over Ukip drama | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Large number of the 6,500 complaints about Ukip: The First 100 Days came via Britain First, which encouraged supporters to sign templated email A significant proportion of the 6,500 complaints made about a controversial film imagining the early...
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Murphy scraps ill-fated 'Yes for Labour' campaign

Murphy scraps ill-fated 'Yes for Labour' campaign | My Scotland | Scoop.it
JIM Murphy has dumped his widely-ridiculed attempt to reclaim the word "Yes" as a way of reconnecting with the thousands of Labour voters who abandoned his party in the referendum.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, February 22, 11:46 AM

So "Yes for Labour" goes the same way as the equally disastrous "Truth Team". Just as British Labour in Scotland found itself uncomfortable with the concept of truth during the referendum campaign, so they now acknowledge that they can't live up to the positive, aspirational connotations of the Yes campaign.


The inevitably abortive attempt to hijack Yes is just so typical of British Labour in Scotland. The impression is of Jim Murphy, Blair McDougall and John McTernan hunkered in their wee gang-hut giggling and tittering over their latest ill-thought wheeze utterly convinced that it is a work of the highest political genius which will see off the hated SNP once and for all.


Murphy's only contribution to the pretendy wee party he gets to call himself leader of is a series of half-baked pranks punctuating his fatuous posturing in the media.


The extent of the man's blinkered stupidity is also evident in the fact that he imagines he can relegate the independence referendum to a faint footnote in history. Which is rather strange behaviour for someone who claims the referendum as a great victory. His excuse for abandoning the embarrassing blunder of "Yes for Labour" is that he doesn't want to dwell on the past. It is perfectly understandable that British Labour in Scotland should wish to draw a discreet veil over its alliance with the Tories and the deplorable lies and scaremongering of Project Fear. But for those of us who are involved in the effort to restore Scotland's rightful constitutional status, the Yes campaign stands as our proudest moment to date. And even the less fanatical British nationalists will allow that the referendum was an exemplary exercise in democracy - even if the behaviour of the No campaign was an affront to democracy.


Murphy insults the entire nation when he treats the referendum with such disdain.

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Big beasts who could be brought down by new 'cash for access' scandal

Big beasts who could be brought down by new 'cash for access' scandal | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Former foreign secretaries Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw have both referred themselves to the parliamentary commissioner for standards Sir Malcolm Rifkind has occupied the upper echelons of Westminster for decades and is currently chairman of...
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Report warns of sectarian tensions in Scotland - Scotsman

Report warns of sectarian tensions in Scotland - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
At least two Irish centres in Scotland have been burned down in sectarian attacks, it was claimed.
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Nicola Sturgeon marks 100 days as FM

Nicola Sturgeon marks 100 days as FM | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Nicola Sturgeon says she is proud of her achievements after 100 days as first minster but admits there is "much more to do".
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The National - The newspaper that supports an independent Scotland

The National - The newspaper that supports an independent Scotland | My Scotland | Scoop.it
newest national daily newspaper and the only one that supports the idea of independence for Scotland
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Parties divided over how to avoid 'cash for access' scenario

Parties divided over how to avoid 'cash for access' scenario | My Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH parties are divided over how best to prevent the “cash for access” scandals that currently ...
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Almost nine in ten Scots think sectarianism is a problem for Scotland - The Guardian (blog)

Almost nine in ten Scots think sectarianism is a problem for Scotland - The Guardian (blog) | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Around nine in ten Scots think sectarianism is a problem for the country, while two thirds think it’s only a problem in specific areas, according to survey findings
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Poll: 57% of people would back the SNP joining a UK-wide coalition Government

Poll: 57% of people would back the SNP joining a UK-wide coalition Government | My Scotland | Scoop.it
More than half of voters think the SNP should be able to join a UK-wide coalition government in the event of a hung parliament in May, according to a poll.
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General election TV debate dates announced - Scotsman

General election TV debate dates announced - Scotsman | My Scotland | Scoop.it
DAVID Cameron and Ed Miliband will be pitched in a head-to-head live televised debate exactly a week before the May 7 general election, if the TV showdowns go ahead, it has been announced.
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SNP responds to Cameron criticism - Scots News Online

SNP responds to Cameron criticism - Scots News Online | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Nicola Sturgeon has criticised the Prime Minister after he claimed an alliance between the SNP and Labour would be the " 'ultimate nightmare scenario'' for Britain after the general election.

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Look Who Is Defending Jack Straw After That Cash For Access Sting...

Look Who Is Defending Jack Straw After That Cash For Access Sting... | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Tony Blair has issued a fierce defence of Jack Straw, his former foreign secretary, after he was caught in a cash for access sting.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, February 24, 2:34 AM

With friends like this...

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House of Lords raises voting age concerns - BBC News

House of Lords raises voting age concerns - BBC News | My Scotland | Scoop.it
A House of Lords committee criticises the plan to transfer power from Westminster to Holyrood to enable 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
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UKIP: Candidate in every Scots General Election constituency - stv.tv

UKIP: Candidate in every Scots General Election constituency - stv.tv | My Scotland | Scoop.it
The party launched their Scottish election campaign in Glasgow on Saturday.
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The National’s Richard Walker: ‘We can and will be critical of the SNP’

The National’s Richard Walker: ‘We can and will be critical of the SNP’ | My Scotland | Scoop.it
Editor of new daily newspaper and Sunday Herald on being radical and the challenges of covering independence
Richard Walker doesn’t do weary willingly.
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