Former Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has become the first Scottish National Party politician to defect to Alex Salmond’s new Alba party. The SNP called for a Westminster by-election in response and said his departure was ‘somewhat of a relief’ after Salmond launched his latest political project on Friday asRead More →

Since 2007, every household in Scotland has benefited from the government’s SNP policies. We have transformed education, strengthened our NHS, created a new social security system with new ‘game-changing’ benefits and delivered over 100,000 affordable homes. We used our powers to build a fairer country, making Scotland’s tax system moreRead More →

Former British diplomat Craig Murray has released affidavits submitted to the High Court of Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of his defense against contempt of court charges. The case arose from his reporting on the trial last year of former Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and former Scottish First Minister AlexRead More →

Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to include meaningful reform of gender recognition legislation in her party’s spring manifesto, after making her strongest statement yet in support of transgender rights. Scottish Prime Minister released what she described as an unplanned and unscripted statement on Twitter late Wednesday evening in response toRead More →

Ruth Davidson shuts down Nicola Sturgeon during fiery FMQs Last night Ms Sturgeon dashed Scotland’s Christmas hopes after urging Scots not to spend the night in other homes during the holiday season and only get together for one day, unlike the five days opening of England. It came as Scotland’sRead More →

Boris Johnson – who thinks decentralization is “a disaster” – says he wants to take control back from the EU. Now it is clear that he also wants to regain control of Scotland. The Conservatives’ UK Internal Market Bill not only breaches international law, but is also a shameless strangleholdRead More →

Unlike the nationalist anti-immigration and isolationist parties that are breaking up the European Union, the Scottish National Party promotes a ‘big tent’ type nationalism. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected the Scottish government’s request for a new independence referendum. Scottish nationalists had wanted the vote becauseRead More →