This week has seen Tory MSP Jeremy Balfour withdraw an amendment he had tabled to the Social Security Bill within which he called for terminally ill patients to have their benefit entitlement reassessed if they survived for over three years. The Lothian MSP has faced significant criticism by politicians across the spectrum including Labour, SNP, […]
At the final PMQ’s this week, Theresa May was asked to guarantee the continued existence of the triple-lock on pensions… she wouldn’t and Angus Robertson concluded that she won’t do so as she’s planning to drop it.
The major problem with the Scottish Tories is that they are very clearly misreading the political situation in Scotland. The Holyrood elections did not see Scotland uncharacteristicly run to embrace Conservatism but rather traditional Scottish Labour voters sought a refuge as their party was in the midst of dying a death. Scottish Labour voters saw […]
In late 2014 The Daily Record, the Morning Star and the Herald all reported that the Liberal Democrats owed Police Scotland £800,000 for providing policing at its 2013 conference. This unpaid bill was (and still is) regularly banded around on social media but it simply isn’t true. While Police Scotland does provide policing at large-scale public events […]
The world is watching Theresa May and her Government stagger from one Brexit related disaster to another and yesterday was no exception. Former Thatcher and Major cabinet minister and Tory party leader Michael Howard was interviewed by Sky News and stated that Theresa May would lead Britain into war to protect the sovereignty of Gibraltar […]
10,897 of you voted in the poll and 63% of you said that Theresa May should not block a new Scottish referendum on Independence and should instead transfer powers to the Scottish Parliament as soon as possible. This poll ran from 24/03/2017 to 28/03/2017 and was hosted here.
Only a matter of days from Wednesday’s terrorist attack, Amber Rudd MP the UK’s Home Secretary gave an interview on the The Andrew Marr Show during which she said Whatsapp end-to-end encryption is ‘completely unacceptable’ and that the Government need to make sure that organisations like Whatsapp don’t create ‘a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other’.
Voting is now closed on the question – Should Theresa May block a new Scottish Independence Referendum?