‘Independence is bigger than personalities’: Alex Salmond says he would work with Nicola Sturgeon

‘Independence is a bigger cause than personalities’: Alex Salmond says he would work with arch foe Nicola Sturgeon to try to break up the UK (but admits they have not spoken for ‘some considerable time’) Ex-First Minister said that ‘independence is a bigger cause than personalities’ Spoke to GMB days after quitting the SNP to … Read more

Gordon Brown tells Nicola Sturgeon to stop ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence

Former prime minister Gordon Brown accused Nicola Sturgeon of ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence today, telling the First Minister to focus on Covid and nothing else.  In his first major intervention in the Holyrood election campaign the former Labour leader said that the SNP chief should ‘put her constitutional argument to one side and focus … Read more

Pro-independence parties set for ‘super-majority’ in Scottish elections

Pro-independence parties could win a ‘super-majority’ in May’s Scottish Parliament elections, according to a new poll today that will put more pressure on Boris Johnson. The Scottish National Party, the Scottish Greens and Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party are forecast to win 79 of the 129 Holyrood seats between them, according to a survey by … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond should not be included in election TV debates

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond should not be included in election TV debates because his new Alba Party is too small as she sets outs plans for £60m fund to revamp play parks First Minister launches scathing attack on SNP predecessor ahead of election Salmond will write to broadcasters to ensure ‘fairness and parity of … Read more

MP Margaret Ferrier claimed £175 in expenses for overnight hotel stay

Coronavirus-carrying SNP MP Margaret Ferrier claimed £1175 expenses for trip from London to Glasgow after testing positive for virus Margaret Ferrier, 60, travelled from Glasgow to Westminster and back again She allegedly travelled to London while waiting for the results of a Covid test She made a return journey after being informed she had the … Read more

MP Margaret Ferrier claimed £175 in expenses for overnight hotel stay

Coronavirus carrying SNP MP Margaret Ferrier claimed £1175 expenses for trip from London to Glasgow after testing positive for virus Margaret Ferrier, 60, travelled from Glasgow to Westminster and back again She allegedly travelled to London while waiting for the results of a Covid test She made a return journey after being informed she had … Read more

SNP deputy first minister John Swinney apologises for breaking Covid lockdown rules by campaigning

SNP deputy first minister John Swinney apologises for breaking Covid rules after being pictured on campaign trail with four other party activists Deputy first minister John Swinney took selfie in front of four other SNP activists Senior figure deleted the picture just hours after sharing it on Twitter last Friday Comes after SNP business minister … Read more

UK defence review: Nicola Sturgeon attacks Boris Johnson over nuclear weapons stockpile plans

‘Bairns not bombs’: Nicola Sturgeon attacks Boris Johnson over plans to increase the UK’s nuclear weapons stockpile as she accuses of PM of once claiming Scots were ‘free-riding on English taxpayers’ in election campaign speech She blasted plans to potentially increase the UK’s atomic weapons stockpile  The SNP has long campaigned to have nuclear weapons … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP rocked by MORE defections to Alex Salmond’s Alba party

Nicola Sturgeon fired both barrels at her former boss Alex Salmond today as she blasted those ‘who treat politics like a game’ amid a wave of defections to his new party. The First Minister launched a thinly-veiled attack on her predecessor after several of her MPs and councillors defected to his new Alba nationalist group. … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP rocked by MORE defections to Alex Salmond’s Alba party

Nicola Sturgeon fired both barrels at her former boss Alex Salmond today as she blasted those ‘who treat politics like a game’ amid a wave of defections to his new party. The First Minister launched a thinly-veiled attack on her predecessor after several of her MPs and councillors defected to his new Alba nationalist group. … Read more