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Jeremy Corbyn dodges question about Trident renewal as he heads to Scotland

In an interview for the BBC Jeremy Corbyn declined to say whether his party still backed Trident

UK Labour has insisted it still supports the retention of Britain’s Trident nuclear weapon system after Jeremy Corbyn appeared to throw it into doubt.

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

Carolyn Leckie: There’s a referendum to win after June’s election

Harold Wilson speaking at a rally in Glasgow on May 5 1974

THE Prime Minister’s startling announcement on Tuesday and the subsequent flurry of opinion polls this weekend certainly verifies the well-worn cliché, coined more than half a century ago by Harold Wilson. A week is indeed a long time in politics.

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

George Kerevan: May and the Tories cannot win the 140-seat landslide being predicted

Theresa May called a snap election precisely because she feared going to the country in 2020 having failed to negotiate a sensible Brexit deal with the EU                 Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

LAST Tuesday morning there were a lot of surprised Tories wandering the corridors of Westminster. The calling of a snap General Election for June 8 was a complete bolt out of the political blue, not to mention a 180 degree reversal of the Prime…

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

Letters I: Extra bank holidays? Labour are insulting us

Labour have proposed four new UK-wide bank holidays to be created if elected

I FEEL Corbyn and Kezia need to “get out more”. The election run-up has started and Jeremy and Kez are reported in the mainstream media to show unity in our “great union” to have four national holidays!

12:00am Monday 24 April 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour 'turkeys' are set to vote for Christmas

The future of the Labour Party has been thrown into doubt by the calling of a snap General Election

LABOUR will today back a vote in the House of Commons that, if the reports are correct, will bring them close to extinction.

12:00am Wednesday 19 April 2017

Alex Salmond: May knew she was going to lose Tory MPs to the expenses scandal ... that's the real reason we're having an election

Jeremy Corbyn would have set the scene for the disintegration of this hard right, hard Brexit Government

SOMEWHERE in an alternative and better universe Jeremy Corbyn got to his feet in the Commons last Wednesday and spoke the following words: “I’ve listened carefully to the Prime Ministers reasons for bringing this motion to the House today and I…

12:00am Saturday 22 April 2017

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: The Tories have hijacked the UK’s political agenda

Corbyn: turkey that voted for Christmas. But it didn’t have to be like that  Photograph: Getty

THERESA May sees a poll showing a 20 per cent lead on Labour and so tears up the Fixed-term Parliaments Act and plans a General Election based solely on the Conservative Party’s opportunistic plan to crush Labour and push them to the brink of…

12:00am Friday 21 April 2017

Sturgeon: This is an election about standing up for Scotland ... we must reject the Tories

May calls snap UK General Election for June 8

Theresa May has called an early general election for June 8 in an announcement which has stunned Westminster.

11:19am Tuesday 18 April 2017

Ian Murray backs tactical voting for Tories to keep SNP out

Ian Murray with Jeremy Corbyn

JEREMY Corbyn’s first big day of the election campaign was undermined after his only MP in Scotland seemingly told voters to back the Tories. According to The Guardian, Ian Murray has begged Tory voters for support in his marginal Edinburgh South…

1:00am Friday 21 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Tory attempt to block indyref2 will 'crumble to dust' if SNP win election

Nicola Sturgeon said she would be willing to work with others to keep the Tories out of Downing Street. Photograph: PA

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the SNP getting more seats than the Tories in Scotland would mean May’s objections to a second independence referendum would “crumble to dust”.

12:00am Thursday 20 April 2017
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