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MSPs back controversial air passenger tax Bill

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

MSPs have backed plans for Holyrood to take control over Air Passenger Duty next year.

6:56pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

Alison Rowat's week: Je suis Brenda? With all the carry on to come you must be joking

There is an art to enjoying elections, an art built on the principles of embracing the good and rejecting the bad and the ugly.

Je suis Brenda?

12:10am Saturday 22 April 2017

Jeremy Corbyn rules out anti-Tory election coalition with SNP

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out any post-election coalition with the SNP as Labour desperately battles to save seats in England.

12:07am Thursday 20 April 2017

General election: The Scottish seats to watch

Election - Scottish seats to watch

AROUND a dozen Scottish seats could change hands on June 8, Holyrood strategists believe, with all three Unionist parties hoping to add to their solitary MPs at the SNP’s expense.

12:07am Wednesday 19 April 2017

Independence support fails to rise after Theresa May's vote snub

Independence support fails to rise after Theresa May's vote snub

THERESA May’s bid to block a second referendum has failed to produce a bounce in support for independence, according to a poll.

6:57am Monday 24 April 2017

High noon for suspended Nationalist MPs

Natalie McGarry

TWO MPs suspended by the SNP over police and Crown inquiries into financial issues are expected to be blocked from standing for re-election under the party banner today.

12:09am Saturday 22 April 2017

Tom Gordon: Spare a thought for the local elections

Herald Political Editor Tom Gordon.Pic Gordon Terris/The Herald.6/10/16.

SPARE a thought for our twice-buried local elections this weekend, now just twelve days away. In theory, these were “decoupled” from national events five years ago, when they were given their own year, distinct from the Holyrood election. The idea…

12:09am Saturday 22 April 2017

Kate Devlin: May's MPs fear complacent Conservatives

Kate Devlin

The American academic and pollster Larry J. Sabato famously said “every election is determined by the people who show up”.

12:09am Saturday 22 April 2017

Tom Gordon: Why the local authority elections still matter

Herald Political Editor Tom GordonPic Gordon Terris/The Herald6/10/16

SPARE a thought for our twice-buried local elections this weekend, now just 12 days away. In theory, these were “decoupled” from national events five years ago, when they were given their own year, distinct from the Holyrood election. The idea being…

12:08am Saturday 22 April 2017

Osborne departs but Swinson and others eye return as politicians react to snap election

George Osborne (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images).

The snap General Election has claimed its most high-profile scalp so far after former chancellor George Osborne said he would not stand.

12:07am Thursday 20 April 2017
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