Scottish Parliament

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Name: Scottish Parliament
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McConnell: No 'backroom' powers deal

Scotland's political parties must reach an agreement on more powers that will "stand the test of time", a former first minister has said.Ahead of the first talks on more powers, Lord McConnell warned the parties involved against "looking for a backroom ... [Published BBC - 3 hours ago]
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Ross High students visit Parliament

Modern Studies students from Ross High School visited the Scottish Parliament recently where they were welcomed by Iain Gray MSP.Teacher Thomas Munro said: “All the students benefited from the experience, seeing and experiencing democracy in action, and ... [Published East Lothian Today - 4 hours ago]
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MSPs defend £57,000 annual expenses

:00 0 commentsMEMBERS of the Scottish Parliament representing Helensburgh and Lomond ran up a combined total of more than £56,860 in annual expenses – with one politician claiming one fifth of the total budget for meeting expenses.Share this imageThe ... [Published Helensburgh Advertiser - 4 hours ago]
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Appeal for devolution equality

Paul Murphy pleaded for Wales and Northern Ireland to hold talks with Westminster21 October 2014Northern Ireland and Wales cannot afford to be left behind by devolution talks involving Scotland, a former secretary of state for both countries warned.Paul ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - 6 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Accountants warn over new tax powers

Devolving further tax powers to Scotland would be "more complex than many might anticipate", Scotland's accountancy body has said.The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) highlighted factors such as tax competition within the UK and the ... [Published BBC - Oct 20 2014]
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Mood right for “reconciliation” after referendum

A TORY MSP has said there is a mood of reconciliation in Scotland following the Scottish independence referendum as the country approaches Remembrance Day.John Scott, a Conservative deputy presiding officer at the Scottish Parliament, paid his own tribute ... [Published - 8 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

Lord Smith Commission: innovation key - business

Holyrood must be given the power to improve Scotland's productivity, infrastructure and innovation, business leaders will tell the commission tasked with building a cross-party consensus on devolution.Lord Smith of Kelvin, chairman of the Smith Commission, ... [Published - 10 hours ago]
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Alistair Darling seat at risk, says new poll

A new poll has put Labour at a new low in Scotland with Better Together leader Alistair Darling at risk of losing his Edinburgh South West seat in next year’s Westminster elections.The poll shows Scottish Labour at a new low of 27 per cent support, which ... [Published The Scotsman - 10 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Campaigners call for a “just Scotland”

20th October 2014 by Thousands of trade unionists and anti-poverty activists have called on Scots to join force for a “just Scotland” whatever side of the political divide they’re on.Campaigners made the call as they assembled on Saturday in Glasgow’s ... [Published Third Force News - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Call to remove private schools’ charity status reaches parliament

​Campaigner's plea to have charity status removed from private schools to be heard next week20th October 2014 by Paul CardwellA call to remove the charitable status of Scotland’s public schools will be heard by the Scottish Parliament next week.Petition, ... [Published Third Force News - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Spotlight On Perth For The Scottish Parliament's Economy Committee

by Scottish Parliament(WireNews+Co) - Edinburgh, Scotland - 20 October 2014Scottish ParliamentMSPs on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee ( will swap the Scottish ... [Published WireNews - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

No vote may yet turn out to be yes

If new powers on employment rights are devolved to Holyrood, the SNP is likely to form the government to use them, says Ewan MowatWITH the Scottish referendum debate still at the forefront of many people’s minds, the implications of a No vote will have ... [Published The Scotsman - Oct 20 2014]


"The A5 is a special case, as hauliers have to transit the jurisdiction of another EU member state in order to access ports in their own state. Coupled with the commitment to spend £50 million of Irish tax payer's money on an A5 upgrade, the Committee believes that an exemption is particularly warranted for those hauliers travelling along this key route." Follow the BIPA twitter channel for updates:
"I believe there will be great synergy between my work on the Good Friday Agreement Committee in Leinster House and this new role. The securing of peace and stability from the Good Friday Agreement has unleashed significant economic gains for Northern Ireland and the border region. Peace remains fragile and cannot be taken for granted and I will continue to work with my Committee colleagues from both sides of the border to secure the progress of the past 16 years."
"Labour has got to realise that every vote has got to be fought for."
"We want to make politicians and public services more accountable by giving people the ability to recall their MP and devolving more power to local services and communities. We also need to update some of the ways our constitution works, such as reforming the way people register to vote to make the electoral registration system more effective and efficient" the government said

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Appeal for devolution equality [Published Belfast Telegraph - 6 hours ago]
Nigel’s Notes - Very interesting in different ways [Published Kincardineshire Observer - 8 hours ago]
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Alistair Darling seat at risk, says new poll [Published The Scotsman - 10 hours ago]
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Give Scotland powers to boost economy, says bus... [Published Herald Scotland - 16 hours ago]
Holyrood needs more infrastructure powers, devo... [Published - 19 hours ago]
Peter Jones: How Union works eludes all parties [Published The Scotsman - 19 hours ago]
Better Together: Why devolution of fertility le... [Published BioNews - 23 hours ago]
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Thousands of Scottish Children Hospitalised due... [Published Breitbart Feed - 3 hours ago]
225 children under the age of ten have been admitted to hospital in Scotland for alcohol-related injuries or illnesses in the last three years, according to figures released under a Freedom of Information request. The figure rose drastically to 4,884 ...
Conservatives Pull Ahead Of Labour in Scotland,... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 20 2014]
The Conservatives have pulled ahead of Labour in Scotland according to a poll by YouGov. The survey puts the Conservatives on 20 percent, Labour on 19 percent with the Liberal Democrats on 9 percent and 'others' including the Scottish National Party ...
Labour Won't Let Its Turkeys Vote for Christmas... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 18 2014]
So the Labour Party has walked out of the cross party talks on constitutional reform this week, but I don’t think it really came as shock to anyone. They are in a spin about how to deal with the new arrangement promised to the English by David Cameron ...
Polling on English votes [Published John Redwood MP - Oct 17 2014]
In an April survey on the “Future of England”  (You Gov, sampled English voters)  62% wanted English votes for English issues, with only 12% against. ( 5 to 1) 42% of voters also favoured giving control of the majority of taxes raised in Scotland to ...
UPDATE 1-Nicola Sturgeon to become leader of Sc... [Published - Oct 15 2014]
(Adds detail, quote, context) LONDON Oct 15 (Reuters) – Scottish nationalist Nicola Sturgeon will succeed Alex Salmond as leader, the ScottishNational Party said on Wednesday after she was the onlycandidate nominated as party leader. After ...
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