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      Poll success shows how Scottish Tories came back from the dead

      Revelling in her party’s success in Scotland’s parliamentary election, Ruth Davidson recalled how just four-and-a-half...

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      SNP’s failure to secure a majority drives belief it has peaked

      After nine years in government, winning re-election with a landslide 47 per cent of the constituency vote would...

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    1. 6 hours ago

      Ruth Davidson reanimates the moribund Scottish Tories

      The Scottish Conservative party is not used to good news. At almost every election since its wipeout in 1997 it has...

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      Sturgeon reacts to results

      Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon (C) reacts after a positive result for her party at the...

    3. 10 hours ago

      SNP wins third term but Tories gain ground in Scotland

      The Scottish National party has won a third term in power but narrowly lost its parliamentary majority, while the...

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      11 hours ago

      SNP fail to win majority in Scottish parliament

      The Scottish National Party has failed to secure a second majority in elections for Scotland’s parliament, as the...

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      12 hours ago

      SNP wins but still falls short amid Tory revival

      The Scottish National party has won a third consecutive term in elections for Scotland’s parliament, but it fell short...

    6. May 4, 2016

      Scottish Tories set to beat Labour, Davidson claims

      The Conservatives have their “nose in front” in the race to be Scotland’s largest opposition group, the party’s leader...

    7. May 3, 2016

      SNP discipline stifles doubts about Brussels

      When it comes to the EU referendum, the Scottish National party’s line is a model of clarity. “We will campaign...

    8. May 2, 2016

      Scottish voters set the stage for post-poll drama

      With the nationalists almost certain to romp home in this week’s elections for Scotland’s parliament, journalists have...

    9. May 1, 2016

      Scottish party leaders clash on new independence vote

      The leaders of Scotland’s main political parties clashed over the possibility of another independence referendum in the...

    10. May 1, 2016

      Lib Dems fortress Shetland in danger of falling to nationalists

      If anywhere can resist the Scottish National party electoral tidal wave it should be Shetland, an archipelago almost...

    11. April 29, 2016

      Q&A: Tax devolution in the UK

      Local elections across England on May 5 have been overshadowed by June’s referendum on EU membership. On the same day,...

    12. April 27, 2016

      Labour fears election collapse in Scotland

      Scottish Labour has published a manifesto promising to protect public spending with higher taxes as the once-mighty...

    13. April 24, 2016

      SNP dominance raises ‘lopsided’ concerns

      Even the Scottish National party’s own leaders were stunned when in 2011 it won a majority in a Holyrood parliament, a...

    14. April 20, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon launches ‘ambitious’ SNP manifesto

      Nicola Sturgeon launched the Scottish National party’s manifesto to a packed crowd in Edinburgh, calling it the “most...

    15. April 17, 2016

      SNP dominates Scottish election but fights shy of radical agenda

      On Main Street, Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, is happy just to have the voters talk to her. Campaigning at...

    16. April 13, 2016

      Scottish Tories aim for supplant Labour in opposition

      The Scottish Conservatives have released a manifesto that focuses firmly on opposition to the governing Scottish...

    17. April 8, 2016

      Glasgow ramped up for growth

      Anyone running for a train at Glasgow’s Central station might miss the Ca’ D’Oro building. The ground floor is a Co-op...

    18. April 3, 2016

      ‘Named person’ child policy divides Scots

      For a measure approved without a single opposing vote in parliament, the Scottish National party’s “named person”...

    19. March 30, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon cautious on second Scotland referendum call

      Nicola Sturgeon has said she will put the decision on whether Scotland should have another independence referendum “in...

    20. March 29, 2016

      Greens tax rise pledge builds pressure on SNP

      The Scottish Greens have called for a 60p top rate of income tax as part of pre-election proposals that will increase...

    21. March 25, 2016

      Income tax powers shape up as key issue in Scotland election

      The use of new powers over income tax is shaping up as a key issue in the Scottish parliamentary election after party...

    22. March 24, 2016

      Scots dodged disaster by staying in UK, say SNP opponents

      If Alex Salmond had had his way, March 24 would have been Scotland’s independence day. But instead of the sound of...

    23. March 23, 2016

      Welsh first minister warns of crisis if UK backs Brexit

      Carwyn Jones, Labour first minister of Wales, has warned of a “constitutional crisis” if UK voters back Brexit in...

    24. March 22, 2016

      Scottish National party to freeze income tax until 2022

      Ever since confirmation that Scotland will gain substantial powers over income tax, the ruling Scottish National party...

    25. March 20, 2016

      ‘Independence or Union’, by Tom Devine

      Independence movements in the west wax and wane. Corsican nationalists last year swept the socialists out and took...

    26. March 20, 2016

      Scottish Labour leader turns to radical policies to rally party

      Kezia Dugdale, the Scottish Labour leader, has sought to rally her embattled party with a “radical” policy platform of...

    27. March 17, 2016

      SNP will not match Osborne’s tax cut for higher earners

      The Scottish National party has made clear it will not match George Osborne’s tax cut for higher earners, the first...

    28. March 13, 2016

      Buoyant SNP confident of landslide victory

      Scottish Nationalists were confident of a landslide victory in upcoming Holyrood elections at its pre-election...

    29. March 12, 2016

      Nicola Sturgeon seeks support for new independence campaign

      Nicola Sturgeon has promised a new initiative to build support for independence as her Scottish National party cruises...

    30. March 9, 2016

      MPs reject plans to extend Sunday opening hours

      Plans to extend Sunday shop opening hours suffered a setback after the government was defeated by 31 votes in the...

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      March 9, 2016

      Cameron defeated over Sunday trading hours

      Plans to extend Sunday opening hours for British shops suffered a major setback after the government was defeated by 31...

    32. March 9, 2016

      Oil’s collapse blows a hole in Scotland’s finances

      If Scotland had voted to leave the UK in the 2014 referendum, it would be a fortnight away from the target date the...

    33. March 9, 2016

      Oil prices hit Scotland’s tax takings

      Scotland’s tax revenues per person have fallen below the UK average for the first time in more than three decades,...

    34. March 9, 2016

      SNP vote threatens Sunday trading bill in England and Wales

      Plans to extend Sunday shop opening hours could face defeat after the Scottish National party said it would oppose the...

    35. March 6, 2016

      Tories aim for position of official opposition in Scotland

      Coming in a distant second may not sound an inspiring electoral goal, but Scotland’s Conservatives are quietly excited...

    36. March 6, 2016

      Scottish Greens aim to capitalise on discontent with SNP caution

      Scottish Greens hope disappointment with the SNP’s cautious approach will help them make major gains in May’s Scottish...

    37. March 2, 2016

      Scotland avoids contentious property revaluation

      With a parliamentary election two months away, it is easy to understand why the Scottish National party’s long-awaited...

    38. March 2, 2016

      SNP steers clear of council tax overhaul

      The Scottish National party has unveiled long-awaited reforms to local taxation that leave in place property valuations...

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