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Tributes paid as former MP and MSP Donald Gorrie dies

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Edinburgh’s longest-serving politicians who died at the weekend.

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Tributes paid as former MP and MSP Donald Gorrie dies

TRIBUTES have been paid to one of Edinburgh’s longest-serving politicians who died at the weekend.

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Church of Scotland General Assembly update: poor being hit hardest by austerity measures

THE morning of the first full day of business at the General Assembly was dominated by the Church and Society Council report, which saw the departing convener, the Rev Ian Galloway, attack the Westminster Government’s deficit reduction as punishing the poorest parts of society “out of all proportion.”

Tenth of top earners paying less than the 20% basic tax rate

Almost one in 10 people earning more than £10 million a year is paying less than the 20% basic rate of income tax, the Treasury said, as it launched a defence of plans for a crackdown.

SNP launch manifesto in key Glasgow battleground

THE Scottish National Party today officially launched its council election manifesto as it bids to take Glasgow City Council from Scottish Labour.

Scottish families on low incomes facing tax “bombshell” - Labour

SCOTTISH Labour has said families and workers on low pay are facing a “tax bombshell” stemming from changes to tax, benefits and tax credits which come into force tomorrow.

Coalition ‘off target’ on immigration cut

DAVID Cameron’s promise to slash net migration to the UK by “tens of thousands” is set to be broken despite new curbs, according to research from a leading think-tank.

New Labour leader must make party show more humility - McLeish

Former Scottish Labour leader Henry McLeish said “complacency” and a “lack of humility” were the reasons the party was heavily defeated at the Holyrood elections.

Labour unveils rival anti-sectarian strategy

LABOUR has launched an alternative to anti-sectarian legislation days before MSPs will be asked to back the controversial measures.

Obituary: Philip Gould - One of the main architects of New Labour and a pivotal figure in its electoral success

Born: 30 March, 1950, in Beddington, south London. Died: 7 November, 2011, aged 61

SNP under pressure as Scots back change

THE SNP was last night under renewed pressure to spell out the meaning of the controversial “devo max” option for its independence referendum, after a new poll showed the majority of Scots backed more economic powers for Holyrood.

Audio: David Miliband on the Eurozone crisis

David Miliband, the former foreign secretary and brother of Labour leader Ed, was in Edinburgh yesterday to take part in a question-and-answer session with staff and students at Edinburgh University, part of a UK-wide initiative by the party to engage with Britain’s students.

Lucky for some? Labour’s 13 ‘Natbusters’

LABOUR has unveiled a new Westminster team aimed at winning back Scotland and seeing off the threat of an independence referendum as part of Ed Miliband’s reshuffle of his front-bench.

Two step down ahead of Miliband reshuffle

Shadow business secretary John Denham and shadow health secretary John Healey have stepped down ahead of a reshuffle today by Ed Miliband of his Labour top team.

Priest turned Labour MP David Cairns dies aged only 44

FORMER prime minister Tony Blair led the tributes to David Cairns, one of the most able Scottish politicians of his generation, who has died aged just 44.

Ed Miliband: Scottish Labour won't cut off London again

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has moved to exert his authority over the party in Scotland following the disastrous Holyrood election campaign.

Labour MP David Cairns dies aged 44

DAVID Cairns, the Labour MP for Inverclyde, has died at the age of 44 after a short illness.

Ed Miliband denies he's heading north to save Labour's campaign

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has appealed to disillusioned Lib Dem voters to back his party in Scotland and not "sleepwalk" into independence by going to the SNP.

Labour leader Ed Miliband will go under knife to have restful nights

LABOUR leader Ed Miliband is to have nasal surgery which will transform his speaking voice.

David Cameron set to scupper Gordon Brown's IMF ambitions

THE Prime Minister has indicated he will block his predecessor Gordon Brown's potential bid to become managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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