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George Kerevan: The dog-whistle campaigning of Lynton Crosby shows a weak Tory leader

Election strategist Lynton Crosby was knighted by David Cameron for his work on the 2015 General Election campaign

STRONG, stable leadership? I know you are already sick of the Tory mantra for this General Election. This vacuous phrase bears the fingerprints of Lynton Crosby (aka the “Wizard of Oz”), the Australian election strategist appointed to run the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Blow to Unionists as 51% of Scots back independence in new poll

A majority of Scots also said that the country would be independent within 15 years

MOST voters north of the Border back independence, according to a Panelbase poll.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters I: Theresa May ‘most in touch’ with Scots voters? Nonsense

Theresa May on the campaign trail with West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine General Election candidate Andrew Bowie in Banchory

IT was intriguing to hear Ruth Davidson claim that a recent YouGov poll indicating the Tories are on 28 per cent support in Scotland was a sign that Prime Minister May was apparently “more in touch with the people of Scotland than Nicola…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Carolyn Leckie: Ruth Davidson needs to stop talking about independence and get on with the day job

Ruth Davidson, left, and Theresa May, right, have been campaigning together in Scotland ahead of the UK General Election

INTOXICATED with her surge in the opinion polls, Ruth Davidson has been in full splenetic flow of late. This week she accused the First Minister of a “whopper” and of “treating the electorate as fools”.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters II: The state pension is just one of many contributory benefits

Theresa May has refused to guarantee the future of the 'triple lock' on pensions

JIM Taylor’s response to my letter is, like all his letters, informative and thought-provoking (Letters, The National, April 29). But I have to take issue with him once again over his argument that, because of its historical contractual basis,…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Profile: Teen gangs of Kashmir

Kashmiri school girls throw stones at Indian paramilitary soldiers at a a protest in Srinagar

IT’S one of the most militarised regions in the world yet schoolgirls are joining the gangs of disaffected young men who rebel against the security forces of Kashmir.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Going Local: Turning around scandal-hit North Lanarkshire Council may prove to be a superhuman task

The local authority includes Coatbridge, where Julie McAnulty is standing as an independent after quitting the SNP over a racism row

NORTH Lanarkshire is a lot of things – a former industrial powerhouse, the mid-way point between Edinburgh and Glasgow and the home of Scots comic book superhero Mark Millar.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters II: The General Election campaign is already ignoring crucial issues

Silent on policy: Theresa May

THERESA May and the Unionist media have made this General Election campaign about two issues: Brexit and strong leadership.

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

Wee Ginger Dug: Why this General Election will be Scotland’s last …

From another planet? Ukip MEP David Coburn

IT’S week two of the General Election campaign that no-one wanted except the woman who says no to an independence referendum on the grounds that she doesn’t want it. The party whose clothes Theresa May has stolen has revealed its big election…

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

LibDem Alistair Carmichael to stand again in General Election despite lying about memo leak

Alistair Carmichael only admitted his lie after being exposed by a Cabinet Office inquiry

LIBERAL Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael is to stand again for election despite admitting he lied about the leak of a false memo.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017
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