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IT WAS Otto Inglis I felt sorry for. Nobody cared about Otto, with his bright smile and his "wows". While Ukip leader Nigel Farage held court, Otto bounced around, working the edge of the room. He did a laudable job of remaining enthusiastic...
THE case of Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist convicted of three charges of first degree murder in America, has brought home to some people a few of the
WITHIN weeks of being elected to the new Scottish Parliament in 1999 I learned the hard way how fraught issues of identity politics could be. I found myself on the front pages of most newspapers twice in one week for a stance on opposite sides of the sam
ASK Ali Abbasi how much he spends on petrol in a year and he will roll his eyes, hunch his shoulders, and wearily recount the sacrifices he and his family have been forced to make. A father-of-two, it costs him £83 to fill his Vauxhall Vectra. Five years
THE pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign has brought on a leading business figure to help "stitch together" its work with the separate SNP drive ahead of next year's vote. In what is being described as a significant signing by leading...
A LEADING Church of Scotland theologian will attempt to head off a divisive split in the Kirk tomorrow by offering a "third way" amendment that will avoid continuing divisions over the ordination of gay ministers. Prof David Fergusson,...
AN independent Scotland would be more reliant on the banking sector than
A GENERATION of educated young Scots is being condemned to a life of low-paid, unstable jobs that will damage both their prospects and that of the country, a leading think tank has claimed. A report for the Scotland Institute – The Changing Face Of Youth
THE SNP's flagship pro-business policy to slash the headline rate of corporation tax in an independent Scotland could be reviewed amid claims it is costing the party support prior to the independence referendum. First Minister Alex Salmond and Finance Se
ALEX Salmond was at the centre of a row over freedom of speech last night, after he failed to condemn pro-independence protesters for preventing Ukip leader Nigel Farage putting his party's case in Scotland. Police had to escort Mr Farage to safety when
Google boss Eric Schmidt may snub Prime Minister David Cameron over company's House of Commons grilling
The internet giant Google has thrown a veil of corporate secrecy around its billionaire executive chairman, putting in doubt his scheduled attendance at a meeting in Downing St tomorrow with the Prime Minister. Eric Schmidt, a member of the elite group o
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, abandons his support for civil partnerships for heterosexual couples
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has abandoned his support for allowing heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships under pressure from the church hierarchy. His climbdown will be welcomed by the Government as it looks to finally ens
Downing Street insider Lord Feldman 'taking legal advice', as he denies calling anti-Europe anti-gay...
Number 10 has denied that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments describing Tory party activists as "mad swivel-eyed loons". The comments, reported in a number of newspapers this morning, had allegedly come from a close aide to...
No 10 denies anyone in Downing Street called anti-Europe anti-gay marriage Tory activists 'mad swivel-eyed...
Number 10 has denied that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments describing Tory party activists as “mad swivel-eyed loons”. The comments, reported in a number of newspapers this morning, had allegedly come from a close aide to David...
NIGEL Farage's UK Independence Party has entered the contest for a city council seat just a day after the controversial leader was locked in a Capital pub for his own safety as protesters demonstrated outside. Today, Ukip candidate Jonathan Stanley defen
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