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Scottish independence: Commons committee to review referendum proposals

THE Commons committee on Scottish affairs wants to review progress on the proposals for the staging of the independence referendum before they are endorsed by UK ministers.

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Bill Walker to appeal expulsion from SNP

BILL Walker is to appeal against his expulsion from the SNP amid allegations of domestic abuse concerning his three ex-wives, it was confirmed today.

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Yes, I agreed to lobby for News International, admits Alex Salmond

ALEX Salmond has conceded he had agreed to lobby UK ministers to support News International’s multi-billion takeover of BSkyB, insisting that anyone who questioned his actions “shouldn’t be in politics”.

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Tavish Scott: Bleak vision for BBC under Nationalists

The favourite technique of our beloved leader when under pressure is to call the cameras into Bute House. The First Minister’s official residence is then used as a visual prop as Alex Salmond explains away his latest political ducking and diving.

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Michael Kelly: Bad day at the office for master of misdirection

Salmond’s alternative explanations of how he acted in the BSkyB affair are further proof of the duplicity of the SNP government, writes Michael Kelly

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SNP council manifesto launch: council tax freeze to be maintained

ALEX SALMOND insisted that the SNP is “the only party to be trusted to protect family budgets” as he launched his party’s manifesto ahead of the local government elections.

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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.

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Salmond ‘must reveal any Murdoch tax-cut deal’

OPPOSITION parties have called on First Minister Alex Salmond to reveal whether he and Rupert Murdoch have discussed the prospect of BSkyB moving its headquarters to Scotland.

Scottish independence: The decent choice, says Nicola Sturgeon

INDEPENDENCE would protect Scots from policies that “offend our sense of decency”, Nicola Sturgeon has claimed, as she used a keynote speech to issue a stark warning that the Union “poses the biggest threat” to the welfare state in Scotland.

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‘Plenty of legal authority’ for independence referendum - Salmond

Alex Salmond has insisted his plans for an independence referendum in the autumn of 2014 are legal, despite Westminster saying the Scottish Government does not have the power to stage such a ballot.

Scottish independence referendum: The latest on the political row

As the Westminster Government sets out its plans to give Holyrood temporary powers to hold a legally binding referendum on Scottish independence - which the Scottish National Party may reject - the political debate rages on.

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.

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Online poll: If Scotland becomes independent, which currency should it adopt?

Veteran Nationalist Jim Sillars argues in The Scotsman today that an independent Scotland should switch to its own currency.

Scotland Bill poses risk to nation’s finances - Holyrood committee

A Scottish Parliament committee has warned that changes to devolution in the Scotland Bill risk damaging the country’s finances and will be opposed unless significant new powers are added.

Scotland Bill poses risk to nation’s finances - Holyrood committee

A Scottish Parliament committee has warned that changes to devolution in the Scotland Bill risk damaging the country’s finances and will be opposed unless significant new powers are added.

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City linking is the thinking behind beating cash woes

SCOTLAND’S six cities are to work together in a new drive to attract investment and beat the recession.

Scotland Bill poses risk to nation’s finances - Holyrood committee

A Scottish Parliament committee has warned that changes to devolution in the Scotland Bill risk damaging the country’s finances and will be opposed unless significant new powers are added.

Alex Salmond under fire as 25,000 more Scots out of work

ALEX Salmond’s handling of the economic crisis has been criticised, after figures showed Scotland’s unemployment had soared to 229,000, with the proportion of people out of work now higher than in the UK as a whole.

Scottish Parliament passes sectarianism laws despite opposition

Controversial laws to crack down on religious sectarian hate crime have been pushed through at the Scottish Parliament despite last-ditch appeals for the legislation to be scrapped.

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Alex Salmond bears witness to shift in UK-EU relations, but what next for Scotland?

Eddie Barnes addresses the issues the EU crisis has thrown up for Alex Salmond

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