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It HAS been a strange few weeks for the Scottish Tories. They have been attracting an unaccustomed lot of attention. In contrast, Scottish Labour’s leadership contest, admittedly scarcely under way yet, has been more or less ignored.
ONE of the untold consequences of the historic SNP Holyrood election victory is that it has created an army of state-funded activists to prepare the way for the independence referendum.
After the perfect storm, the damage assessment is the easy part. The challenges for Labour's review lie in the clean-up and future prevention.
FORMER Scottish secretary Jim Murphy has appealed for unity within Labour ranks as the party attempts to rebuild in the aftermath of its election rout at the hands of the SNP.
What is the Scottish Trade Union Congress looking for from the new SNP government?
Scottish Labour MPs should consider not voting in the forthcoming Holyrood party leadership contest, a newly elected MSP has said.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has launched a thinly-veiled attack on members of his own party who have criticised the SNP's "independence lite" strategy.
Your report (14 May) that the SNP is preparing to settle for what is to be known as "independence-lite" comes as no surprise. In fact, it was only two weeks ago that I wrote in these columns, and was widely harangued for doing so, that they would do exactly that.
Sillars is wrong to champion 'independence-lite'. The bold visions generations of Nationalists have set out must not be diluted
THE backlash against the SNP's plans for a watered-down form of Scottish independence has begun, with activists criticising Alex Salmond's party for failing to fight for a complete break from the rest of the UK.
With a referendum hill to climb, some SNP members are talking about a new sort of independence, but what does that really mean?
When Michael Portillo set out to follow Alex Salmond's election campaign for a BBC documentary, he had no idea the SNP leader was on the brink of a historic rout. Here he shares his thoughts on Scotland's First Minister
Does the SNP stick to total independence, or has Jim Sillars opened the door to a fudge?
Labour and Conservative leaders at Holyrood have for years been behaving like drunks in a brewery
WILLIE Rennie, who was elected to the Scottish Parliament for the first time last week, has confirmed his bid to become leader of the Liberal Democrats at Holyrood.
ONE of First Minister Alex Salmond's pressing tasks in the weeks ahead is that of picking his cabinet team and deciding who will fill portfolios such as finance, health, justice and education.
Scottish independence has greater support in England and Wales than it does north of the Border, according to a new poll.
Labour health spokeswoman Jackie Baillie has indicated that she could be ready to stand for the party leadership later this year.