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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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Jumping on the Labour bandwagon has now left the Lib Dems looking like stooges both north and south of the border

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SO THERE we were, sitting on the porch of a hotel in Connel, basking in the Argyll sunshine, drinking in the views over Loch Etive on a gorgeous Thursday morning, talking football and music and escapism from the pressures of life.

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SCOTS look set to turn their backs on reform of the Westminster voting system in the forthcoming referendum on a switch to the AV alternative vote system of electing MPs.

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Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister Chris Huhne has warned the Conservatives that dirty tactics in the alternative vote battle are damaging the coalition.

Double blow for Nick Clegg on crunch AV vote

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LIBERAL Democrat leader Tavish Scott will set out his party's opposition to a single police force in Scotland at the Scottish Police Federation's annual conference next week.

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One of Nick Clegg's closest allies has threatened to quit unless the government slows down the pace of its controversial NHS reforms in England.

Senior Lib Dem gives backing to Alex Salmond

THE Liberal Democrats' troubled Holyrood election campaign has been dealt a major blow by a long-serving former MSP, who said Alex Salmond was "the only one" to lead Scotland in the years ahead.

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Danny Alexander under fire from elder statesman

FORMER Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has attacked Treasury Secretary and party colleague Danny Alexander over his intervention in the military bases review.

Nick Clegg blasts banks

Nick Clegg said he wanted to "wring the necks" of bankers who threw Britain's economy into turmoil and forced the coalition to bring in austerity measures.

Eddie Barnes: As the Lib Dems at Westminster have found to their cost, honesty really is the best policy

NICK Clegg can still do The Speech. Addressing the Scottish Lib Dem conference in Perth at the weekend, the reaching-out-of-the-telly charisma and the pleading sincerity was as passionately crafted as always.

Peter Jones: Lib Dems have missed a trick on gain in federalism

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'Stress the positives', Clegg tells Lib Dems

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Embattled Lib Dems offer fuel duty cut to island and remote communities

THE Scottish Liberal Democrats attempted to bolster their dwindling poll ratings today with the announcement of plans to reduce fuel duty in island and remote communities at their spring conference in Perth.

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