‘Worse than the status quo’: Andy Wightman accuses SNP and Tories of succumbing to lobbying pressure on short-term lets regulation
Proposed changes to the Planning Bill, which would see its reforms to the short term let sector only apply in some areas, follow months of industry lobbying
Analysis: European elections may demonstrate the gulf between Scotland and England – and keep independence on the table
Polarisation between Scottish and English voters next week could reignite the sense of democratic outrage over Brexit, and reinforce the necessity of independence
SAME as it ever was, it’s happening again.
Nicola Sturgeon seeks indyref2 before 2021, while holding out further devolution olive branch to opponents
The first minister today laid out plans to pursue primary legislation on a second independence referendum, establish a Citizen’s Assembly, and consider proposals from opposition parties for enhancing Scottish devolution
Analysis: The final collapse of Daesh exposes the abject failure of UK foreign policy
Not only is British and US foreign policy responsible for the rise of the so-called Islamic State group, but it is now breeding the conditions for future chaos
THE Daesh group (or the so-called Islamic State) has finally been crushed, by and at enormous cost to local populations, as it makes its last stand in Baghuz on the Euphrates river near the Syria-Iraq border.
At its height Daesh's would-be 'caliphate' stretched over 34,000 square miles and established brutal rule over eight million people across parts of Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan.
Analysis: Why the largest strike in history in India is a problem for the British state
The largest strike in history rocks the Modi regime in India, a key ally of the UK
THE largest strike in world history, with perhaps 200 million workers taking part, rocked the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi in India.
Between 9-10 January workers across the private and public sectors engaged in the strike instigated by the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (Citu).
Academic warns Russia scare stories 'seek to disarm the independence movement'
Experts and activists hit back at pro-war Henry Jackson Society claims
AN academic expert on propaganda has warned the claims of a right-wing think tank about foriegn influence in the Scottish independence movement are an attempt to "disarm" it.
Professor David Miller, a Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bristol, made the comments in response to remarks in the Times by John Hemmings, a director of the Asia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society (HJS).