Difficulties need flagging up.
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The SNP's big Scottish victory might appear to put full fiscal autonomy right back on the agenda. But here's why it doesn't.
Cheers from the SNP as Labour’s Jim Murphy loses his seat.
After the astonishing events of the 2015 election, offering to implement the Smith proposals in Scotland will not suffice. The Tories will have to think bigger.
The PM does plain talk on BBC Question Time, April 30.
From spontaneous selfies to the spin room, the communications gurus have excelled themselves this time around
Labour leader ruled out any SNP deals on Question Time.
A Tory election win is the best scenario for the SNP. If Labour squeak home, it will need to find a better way forward
The mother of all crossroads.
The only way to seize the initiative back from the SNP is to build on the Smith Commission through a new Scottish Constitutional Convention
How have the homeless fared under the coalition?
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David Cameron has said the number of people sleeping rough has gone down under the coalition. That isn't backed up by the evidence.
Good deeds don’t always work out that way.
Politicians promising to expand free childcare is no bad thing, but it is difficult to deliver in practice
‘Best job in the world’
Labour's Scottish position could not be any more grim. Here are some suggestions for the long road back to contention.
Nicola Sturgeon unveiling SNP women’s strategy on April 25.
The main parties are still a long way from getting full marks when it comes to tackling women's financial disadvantages.
‘Stone, scissors, paper.’
Ruling out a Labour arrangement with the Scottish nationalists will matter little after the election.
Ed also uses his as a doorstop.
With the polls showing the Conservatives and Labour firmly stuck in neck-and-neck position, they are playing on multiple chessboards in a desperate scramble for votes. Their latest move has been to publish…
The PM chose Glasgow to unveil the Scottish Tory manifesto.
The SNP are the only major party that is yet to show its manifesto hand. Here's why it's probably not worth changing your plans to read it.
The nats are coming, nae need tae fret.
The Tories have been making great hay out of fears that the Scottish nationalists could cause havoc after the election. Here are three reasons why it's not worth worrying about.
Have the wards filled up with more doctors and nurses?
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David Cameron says there are 9,000 more doctors and 7,000 more nurses than in 2010. He is right?
Welding: source of one of the HSE’s top ten priority occupational cancers.
The Tories stand to save £1bn from shifting responsibility for occupational illness benefits on to employers. But even now, the system is failing.
David Cameron faces a grilling from Paxman.
In their first TV appearance of the election campaign, both party leaders took tough questions from Jeremy Paxman.
‘You say potahto and I’ll say potayto …’
No sooner had Ed unveiled his £6,000 tuition fees policy than Jim confirmed the Labour agenda was different in Scotland. It shows how entrenched the differences now are north and south of the border
In American Sniper, Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) is the ‘sheepdog’ – someone who operates in a state of constant, anxious alertness against inevitable attack.
Many are decrying the film as merely conservative propaganda. But American Sniper – as with many of Eastwood's films – has a more nuanced approach that addresses modern anxieties.
Ed’s Scottish banana skin.
May’s general election is widely being viewed as one of the most unpredictable in living memory. Yet there is one prediction that can probably be safely made – the campaign in Scotland will be a very distinct…
Does this look like a conservative city to you?
Mesa, Arizona: a place with wide streets and narrow minds. Or so goes a once popular saying about this traditionally laid-back, conservative community that came into official existence in 1883 as a Mormon…