SNP responds to 'Labour alliance' call: 'Work with us on PR, Trident and the Lords'
Pete Wishart MP responds to open letter on CommonSpace from Compass chairman Neal Lawson calling for the SNP and Labour to join forces
THE Labour party should work with the SNP on a shared agenda aimed of scrapping Trident and reforming the UK voting system, according to SNP MP Pete Wishart.
Neal Lawson: An open letter to the SNP - it's time to join political forces with Labour
Neal Lawson, chair of influential leftwing thinktank Compass, writes an open letter to the SNP calling for a progressive alliance with the Labour party
I’ve been writing 'letters' to progressive parties. It’s your turn. Like the other parties, you didn’t ask for my views but I hope you will take them in the spirit they are meant – generosity and hope.
UK thinktank calls for SNP and Labour to form progressive alliance
Director of influential Compass thinktank calls for re-prioritisation of progressive UK wide agenda in light of remoteness of a second independence referendum
THE CHAIR of the leftwing thinktank Compass has written an open letter to the SNP, calling on the party to establish a progressive alliance with Labour at a UK level.
Scottish Labour take million pound financial hit after election defeat
Party staff and office expenses slashed with worst results for a century
LABOUR IN SCOTLAND is millions of pounds a year poorer due to losing the majority of its elected members of parliament in London and Edinburgh.
Prior to 2007 Labour dominated councils, Holyrood and MPs elected to Westminster, which funded an empire of political offices and party staff teams to support the work of its politicians.
SNP: Scottish Tory MPs' "13 votes of betrayal"
Tories under fire for failure to back devolution amendment to EU Withdrawal Bill
THE SNP HAS accused Scottish Tory MPs of an “abdication of duty” to protect the devolution settlement after a Commons vote on a Labour and SNP backed amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Scottish Conservative MPs have voted against an amendment to Clause 11 of the EU withdrawal bill which protected the devolution settlement.
“Utterly unbelievable”: Backlash as Labour frontbench vote with Tories against protecting customs union
Division in Labour as MPs whipped to vote against backbench amendment
THE LABOUR PARTY’S disunity over its Brexit policy came to the fore last night as party whips ordered MPs to vote against or abstain on a backbench amendment to the Taxation (Cross Border Trade) Bill to keep the UK in the customs union, although remaining in the customs union has been the stated Labour party policy.
Had the amendment passed, taxes would not have been charged on imports to the UK after leaving the EU, which would effectively keep the UK in the customs union.
Mark McDonald suspended from SNP amid "new information" on harassment claims
Following resignation two weeks ago, the former minister has now been suspended
MARK MCDONALD MSP, who resigned two weeks ago as minister for childcare and early years as a result of a complaint against him which he described as relating to “inappropriate behaviour”, has now been suspended by the SNP following “new information”.
DUP side with Labour on public sector pay increase and tuition fee cap
Could the DUP/Tory alliance be faltering after less than three months?
THE DEMOCRATIC UNIONIST PARTY (DUP) has sided with Labour by backing motions for an increase to NHS pay and capping tuition fees.
The embarrassing defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government could signal the first cracks in their confidence and supply agreement formed with the DUP after this year’s general election.
When the government realised they didn’t have a majority, they chose not to vote to avoid defeat.
Dugdale doubles down on Sturgeon "lie" accusation in #ScotRef rammy
Dugdale brands Sturgeon a liar as polls tighten ahead of Thursday 8 vote
KEZIA DUGDALE, the Scottish Labour leader, has doubled down on the accusation made last night (Tuesday 6 June) that Nicola Sturgeon had “lied” after the first minister said that Dugdale privately told her Labour needed to embrace a second independence vote following Brexit.