Nicola Sturgeon unveils the SNP election manifesto.
People forget that the SNP backed a minority Labour government in 1976-79 and was undermined by a rogue MP contingent. Nicola Sturgeon may soon have to face the same problem.
It’s four-wheel-drive or no deal, guys.
Miliband is resisting, but he may need the SNP. Here’s what could be on Nicola Sturgeon’s wish list.
The faces of a new government?
A coalition negotiation has unfolded live on TV, and the incumbents quickly became irrelevant.
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.
You can please some of the people some of the time.
One of Scottish Labour’s problems is that its most talented politicians prefer to be in Westminster rather than Holyrood. The reverse is true for the Scottish Nationalists. However, there are exceptions…
Reasons to be cheerful.
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The SNP won’t hold a second independence referendum until it knows it can win. That is an obvious statement, but it seems to have been missed by the party’s opponents. They should be pushing SNP leader…
Has the SNP leader just been skewered or slandered?
The SNP leader stands accused of lying to the electorate about which party she wants to lead the next government. Here’s the problem with the argument.
Miliband faced attacks from the left during the debate.
Nicola Sturgeon is seen to have done well in the debate between the Magnificent Seven leaders that was screened live to the nation on April 2. That poses a problem for Ed Miliband. His party is now at…
The SNP and Plaid leaders worked together to show up the pack.
It nearly didn’t happen, but for the first time ever, the British public has heard from seven party leaders in one TV debate. And for the first time ever, Natalie Bennett, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon…
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.
Most in the UK don’t have any other choice.
Holyrood is far better at female representation than Westminster. Here are some reasons for the difference.
The truth about Scots is sometimes surprising.
Some of Scotland’s top political scientists have been thinking about the implications of the constitutional change taking place. Here are some of their observations.
Positive sign: new Guardian editor in chief Katharine Viner.
From the five-yearly Global Media Monitoring Project, we know that women are not portrayed quite as badly in the media as they used to be. But will the 2015 project show that trend continuing?
Labour can almost count its young Scottish voters on one hand.
New figures show that Labour is considerably further behind the SNP with an age-group that is planning to turn out in force on May 7.
No really, what do you think of the pink bus?
The last election was a low point for women in British politics.
There may not be much to smile about after May 7.
Ed Miliband may be tempted to emulate Scotland’s minority government of 2007 to 2011. Here’s why it would be a big mistake.
The Trident-class nuclear submarine Vanguard. The Scottish National Party want the weapons system to be scrapped.
Nicola Sturgeon has set out her Scottish National Party’s opposition to renewing Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Will it cost that much?
Nicola Sturgeon at the London School of Economics on March 16
The Westminster parties should take Nicola Sturgeon’s comments about UK-wide social justice and the value of minority government at their word.
‘Just as well we’re off. If the polls are right, we could all be for the shredder.’
So much change is coming to Westminster’s Scottish component. Alas so much us also staying the same.
The polls look stunning, but Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP know they’ve a long way to go yet.
Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll puts the SNP on course for a victory that will echo what happened in the 2011 Scottish election. Here’s why it’s too early for Nicola Sturgeon to get complacent.