Humza Yousaf ranked among UK's most influential Asians
A Scottish Minister has made a list Britain's most powerful Asians
H umza Yousaf, SNP MSP and Scottish minister for Europe and international affairs, has been ranked as one of the UK's most prominent and influential Asians.
The list, which was put together by the Asian Media and Marketing Group, placed Yousaf at number 87 on the GG2 Power 101 list.
The 30-year-old MSP is the sole Scot to have made the list, after becoming the Scottish Government's first Muslim minister.
Tory think tank: Deprived children should attend pre-school or lose social security
Bright Blue: Low income families should use pre-schools or lose social security
LEADING Conservative think tank Bright Blue has published a report recommending that parents who do not send their children to nursery school at the age of three should have their social security removed.
Furthermore, the report suggests that parents from poor backgrounds should put their children to pre-school at the age of two, or be subjected to financial penalties.
Evel could prompt legal action, says Westminster committee
English-only votes could result in legal challenges
A WESTMINSTER COMMITTEE has forewarned that the move to restrict voting rights of Scottish MPs could become entangled in a legal battle.
A House of Commons procedure committee has further stated that the move - known as English Votes for English Laws, or Evel for short - should exist as a pilot scheme before being formally introduced.
John Swinney tackles austerity, engagement and infrastructure investment in #SNP15 address
Deputy first minister addresses #SNP15 party conference ahead of 2016 elections
JOHN SWINNEY MSP focused on Tory welfare reforms, voter engagement and infrastructure investment in his address to conference.
The speech began with an overview of Nicola Sturgeon's role in May's General Election. Swinney stated: "Our FM didn't win that first debate, she changed the terms of that entire debate. She led this party, you and me to the greatest election victory in our history."
#SNP15 conference in pictures: Day 2
An insight into day two of the SNP conference
AS the SNP conference gets underway, CommonSpace has been snap happy.
Here's a glimpse into day two.
The Common Weal, Positive Money and New Economics Foundation event was jam packed, so six-year-old Valentina set up camp in the corridor for some much needed colouring in.
Document Human Rights Film Festival kicks off - get yersels along!
Document Human Rights Film Festival hits the ground running
THE Document Human Rights Film Festival - and its incredible line up - has arrived in Glasgow!
Document is Scotland's longest standing human rights festival, and is set to screen several UK and world premieres at Glasgow's Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). The festival will play host to documentaries covering everything from the stories of refugee children, the impact of the oil pipeline construction in Canada, to the longstanding campaign to save Govanhill baths.
#SNP15 conference in pictures: Day 1
An insight into the first day of the SNP conference
AS the SNP conference kick starts, CommonSpace has been flitting about getting some snaps.
Delegates voting on a motion in the main hall.
Some artistic talent welcoming delegates to the conference.
Poll: SNP support surges further with months to go before Scottish elections
SNP takes a 30 per cent lead over Scottish Labour
THE SNP is set to win next year’s Holyrood election with a 30 per cent lead on the Scottish Labour Party, according to a fresh poll.
The news follows the release of the most recent YouGov poll, which was announced by The Times.
Nicola Sturgeon pledges to tackle poverty and housing in opening #SNP15 speech
SNP provides a flavour of 2016 manifesto
NICOLA STURGEON focused on Scotland's housing crisis, education and poverty alleviation as she outlined the SNP's 2016 manifesto in the opening address to the party's conference in Aberdeen.
Among the initiatives put across to conference, Sturgeon promised to build new houses in an attempt to tackle Scotland's escalating homelessness crisis.
Pro-fracking giant Ineos "foolish if it thinks SNP policy is for sale", says MP Tommy Sheppard
Fresh pro-fracking campaign by Ineos met with anger from campaigners
PRO-FRACKING energy giant Ineos would be "foolish" to think SNP policy is for sale and is "deluded" in thinking a PR campaign can sweep tough questions about the practice aside, SNP MP Tommy Sheppard has said.