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There’s no wall of welfare cash heading north of the border. Kukhmar

Why Scotland is unlikely to become a welfare paradise

The “vow” that the main UK party leaders made to boost the powers of the Scottish parliament in the days before the independence referendum started a sequence of events that will see welfare benefits vary…
‘Fix it Jim, and all the Irn Bru in the world is yours.’ Jane Barlow/PA

Five reasons why Labour should seriously fear wipeout in Scotland

With Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in London making a speech about the failures of austerity, her appearances are coming to embody her party’s momentum in the polls. Besides a TNS poll the other…
The problem with those seeking more English powers is that they’re not working together. Samuel Borges Photography

Campaigners for more English powers are missing a trick

The repercussions of the Scottish independence referendum were always likely to be profound, whoever won. As Scotland waits to see if Westminster can meet its deadline for producing draft legislation for…
Ed’s Scottish banana skin. Peter Byrne/PA

Labour really does face a tough battle in Scotland

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…
Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital has past experience with Ebola-like diseases. Dave Campbell

Why Glasgow Ebola case is very unlikely to spread

It has been confirmed that a healthcare worker who has returned from Sierra Leone has contracted the Ebola virus and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital. The female patient tested positive for the virus…
Jim’s the new heid bummer. Danny Lawson/PA

Jim Murphy wins in Scotland … but can he save Ed Miliband?

So the bookies were right. The new leader of Labour in Scotland is indeed Jim Murphy. The challenge from Neil Findlay (less so Sarah Boyack) wasn’t enough to produce an upset. Not only is the future of…

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