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Ruth Davidson's call for 'life to mean life' is branded unnecessary

Ruth Davidson made the call after Paige Doherty's killer, John Leathem, had his minimum term reduced on appeal

RUTH Davidson’s plans to give Scotland’s judges the power to lock up violent criminals and throw away the key, unravelled yesterday, with top lawyers and legal experts calling the measure completely unnecessary.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

United States: Russian politicians fear Donald Trump wants a nuclear arms race

Donald Trump has called START a ‘bad deal’ for the United States

RUSSIAN politicians are worried President Donald Trump may be about to start a new nuclear arms race.

6:38pm Friday 24 February 2017

MSPs pass Scottish Government's budget

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay's Budget was passed by 68 votes to 57

HOLYROOD passed the Scottish Government’s budget last night, with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisting it was the best deal for taxpayers anywhere in the UK.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

MSPs lend their backing to LGBT Youth Scotland’s #PurpleFriday campaign

Party leaders, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, gathered at Holyrood to support Purple Friday

HOLYROOD went all heroic yesterday as MSPs showed their support for gay and transgender young people.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: Shout loud enough, and your voices can burst the Westminster bubble

Petitions and protests matter when it comes to shaping debate in parliament

THE Chamber of the House of Commons can sometimes be an isolated place. Stuck right in the middle of the Palace of Westminster, it’s bounded by a series of labyrinthine corridors and wood-panelled committee rooms, bordered on one side by the River…

12:00am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Indy campers will not have to pay costs after losing legal fight

The campers were evicted from the grounds of the Parliament

THE Scottish Parliament will not pursue a group of independence campaigners for costs after they were evicted from grounds beside Holyrood following a long-running legal battle.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Holyrood makes historic move on income tax

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

HOLYROOD will today set Scotland’s rate of income tax for the first time in the Parliament’s 18-year history. The vote will likely see the SNP-Green compromise to freeze the top rate of tax at £43,000 squeeze through.

9:48pm Monday 20 February 2017

Dunoon roadshow: Bid to revitalise Cowal area with bridges and tunnels across Argyll

Proposals have been put forward to link Argyll and Bute with the central belt using a network of bridges, roads and tunnels      Photograph: Colin Mearns

MOVES are afoot to realise radical multi-million plans to link Argyll and Bute with Scotland’s central belt via a network of bridges, roads and rail connections.

12:00am Saturday 18 February 2017

Holyrood sets income tax for the first time as SNP freeze 40p higher rate threshold

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

MSPs have voted on income-tax rates and bands in Scotland for the first-time ever, with Holyrood opting to freeze the point at which the higher 40p tax rate kicks in.

12:00am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Independent Scotland could be ‘sweet deal’ for the EU, says professor of law Jeff King

King said that the independence movement will be in the strongest position it has been for some time

AN independent Scotland could succeed in staying in the European Union, a leading constitutional expert has argued.

12:00am Wednesday 22 February 2017
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