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It’s been a boring election, but in a rather interesting way.

There is an election going on, apparently. You may have missed it, most of us seem to have. But you will be invited to a polling booth next week to cast you vote in the least exciting election in years. Indeed, Holyrood 2016 may turn out to be the election no one noticed, such is … Continue reading

Narcissism of small differences likely to dominate Holyrood elections.

POLITICS is often called a dialogue of the deaf, but on Thursday’s First Minister’s Questions it really was. Labour’s Kezia Dugdale seemed unable to hear Nicola Sturgeon ruling out lifting the threshold for higher rate taxation as outlined in George Osborne’s budget. Four times Ms Dugdale asked and four times she got the same message: … Continue reading

Mind the gap. SNP realise that Scotland will not be able to reverse Tory welfare cuts.

Gotcha! Labour and the Scottish Conservatives have been laying a fiscal trap for the SNP, and yesterday it looked as if John Swinney had fallen into it. Challenged on whether or not the Nationalists would reverse the UK Government’s tax credit cuts, he said there was “a significant amount of doubt” about whether the future … Continue reading

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