Parliament must be ready for more 'difficult decisions' to tackle Climate Emergency, @ScotGov say
Scottish Government ministers, opposition politicians and environmental campaigners have all argued that abandoning the aviation tax cut alone will not be enough to address the climate emergency
Alasdair Clark: Labour should cautiously engage with Nicola Sturgeon on devo powers
Alasdair Clark (@alasdair_clark), freelance journalist, says that the First Minister’s speech on Scotland’s constitutional future could provide Scottish Labour an opportunity to show its learned from past mistakes
WEDNESDAY'S speech from Nicola Sturgeon was perfectly designed by the First Minister; it will broadly appeal to her own base and challenge her opposition home and away.
Sturgeon was never going to fully satisfy those whose hashtag is #DissolveTheUnion. She calculated her political capital and spent wisely.
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: Leonard brings Scottish Labour full circle on employment law - begrudgingly
Scottish Labour’s reluctant embrace of the devolution of employment law marks a reversal from the Smith Commission days – and raises questions about why other powers shouldn’t also be devolved
SCOTTISH LABOUR leader Richard Leonard spoke to the annual congress of the Scottish Trades Union Congress on Monday [15 April] in Dundee, and brought the party into line with long-standing STUC policy on employment law
Opposition parties criticise ‘piecemeal’ Transport Bill for lack of radicalism in parliament debate
While the Scottish Government’s Transport Bill passed at Stage 1, MSPs were dismayed by what many perceived as a lack of ambition
- The Scottish Government’s Transport Bill has passed at Stage 1
- Transport secretary Michael Matheson expresses his openness to the possibility of introducing and expanding publicly-owned bus services
- Green MSP John Finnie describes criticism of the workplace parking levy as “rank hypocrisy”