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.
RUSSIAN politicians are worried President Donald Trump may be about to start a new nuclear arms race.
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.
HOLYROOD went all heroic yesterday as MSPs showed their support for gay and transgender young people.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.