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Gordon Brown launches thinly-veiled attack on Tory Government's EU "negative consequences" strategy

Gordon Brown launches thinly-veiled attack on Tory Government's EU "negative consequences" strategyGORDON Brown has launched a thinly-veiled attack on the Conservative Government's negative campaigning as...

Gordon Brown launches thinly-veiled attack on Tory Government's EU "negative consequences" strategy

Gordon Brown launches thinly-veiled attack on Tory Government's EU "negative consequences" strategyGORDON Brown has launched a thinly-veiled attack on the Conservative Government's negative campaigning as...

Mundell tells SNP MPs to "stop obsessing" about a second independence referendum and ditch the idea

Mundell tells SNP MPs to "stop obsessing" about a second independence referendum and ditch the ideaAfter the Nationalist MP Patricia Gibson, who represents North Ayrshire...

Davidson declares Tories to topple Labour in fight for second place

RUTH Davidson has put her credibility on the line by declaring the Tories will replace Labour as the main opposition party at Holyrood. The Scottish...

Sunday Herald Holyrood Hot Seat Interview Welcome to RuthLand - a world of Red, White and Blue where the union ...

FOR a Tory in Scotland, Ruth Davidson has had a fairly good week. A poll on Tuesday found far more voters thought the Scottish Conservative...

Darling: Brexit could lead to higher borrowing for households and businesses

But John Redwood, the former Conservative cabinet minister who is in favour of Brexit, said the FPC “have had to be very careful to remain...

Ex-Navy chief says he'll resign whip if Labour opposes Trident

A former Labour defence minister and ex-head of the Navy has threatened to resign his party's whip if Jeremy Corbyn reverses its policy on Trident.

Herald View: Impossible choice for the PM on Europe

DAVID Cameron has finally made a choice and announced that his ministers will be free to campaign on both sides of the referendum on Britain's...

Think-tank calls for neutral EU campaign to help emulate Scots referendum ...

Elsewhere, Lord Baker of Dorking, the former Home Secretary, has become the latest senior Conservative following Lords Howard and Lawson to call on David Cameron...

In full: the New Year's honours list

CBE Ms Peta Joyce Ash. Chief executive Officer, Southampton Voluntary Services. For services to the Voluntary Sector. Richard James Atkins. .... (Glasgow, Lanarkshire). Mark McInnes.

Poll: 52% of Scots support income tax rise to fund public services... but not ...

A YouGov poll for The Times found 52% in favour of a tax rise for services, but just 30% backing a tax rise for benefits...

Racist backlash against help for refugees in Kent

Peter Oakford, Kent County Council cabinet minister for specialist children's services, said: “It has been very sad and unbelievably unpleasant in the last week or...

Sir James MacMillan and Sir Van Morrison head the Queen's Birthday Honours

KNIGHTS BACHELOR. Henry Angest. National Treasurer Conservative Party. For political service. ..... (Balerno, Edinburgh). Paul Antony Darling, QC. Chair, Sports Ground Safety Authority. For services...

Tributes pour in for Kennedy, a political giant, who was admired across the ...

The political and personal accolades were led by David Cameron, who said the passing of the former Liberal Democrat leader was not only a tragic...

Tributes paid to Charles Kennedy from across political divide

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said Mr Kennedy's death "robs Britain of one of the most gifted politicians of his generation", while Prime Minister...

Meet the Westminster clan: our guide to the new SNP MPs

She soon caused controversy when she withdrew from the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, alleging that the convener, Labour's Ian Davidson, had threatened to give her...

New prospector for Scottish gold sees hope in those hills

Enter Scot Nat Le Roux, IG Index founder and a London Metals Exchange director, who brought in mining turnround specialist Richard Harris last year. "I...

Sarwar seeks to ease tensions among Labour left and right

BBC News He said his priorities as interim leader were to deliver a strong package of powers for Holyrood, keep the pressure on the Conservative and...

Modern Muse meets Police Academy's Michael Winslow

These days I have taken a more conservative approach. 6. Are there any styles that you would like to bring back? I would love to...

Angus Macleod

was born on the Isle of Lewis to parents from Shawbost on the west of the island, his father - who died when Angus...

Spotlight on speeches puts focus on style of leadership

We will find out what we knew: that Mr Miliband is a decent enough chap who was shortchanged when the charisma pills came round, that...

Gordon Brown: 100000 back extra-powers petition

Mr Brown, who was instrumental in agreeing a timetable for further devolution, asked people on both sides of the debate to sign the petition with...

Swinney: our benchmark is Gordon Brown's promise of modern home rule

Gavin Brown, Conservative MSP for Lothian, said it was "critical" that the Scottish Government delivers on its pledge to work constructively with Lord Smith. "It...

It started on a positive note ... and ended in a torrent of recrimination ...

It arrived via the Scottish Conservatives' conference in June 2013. The event became famous at the time for Darling getting ... Better Together also hit...

Ukraine leader in visit to US for talks

Telegraph.co.uk He visited the state department in Washington for talks with Secretary of State John Kerry and will also hold talks with US President Barack Obama...

Latest ICM poll puts Yes camp ahead by 8%

However, Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Mike MacKenzie said: "There is no need for mobile-phone costs to rise - a Yes vote will not change...

Cameron: Don't vote Yes to kick the 'effing Tories'

There had been question marks over whether the visit of an unpopular Conservative leader north of the Border would prove counterproductive. The decision to place...

Brown in offer to lead push for more powers if No wins

Mr Brown said the aim of extra powers in the event of a No vote should be the "maximum local decision-making powers that is possible"...

Cameron is accused over 'complacent' campaigning

His comments came as Labour and the Liberal Democrats prepare to step up the activity of a number of "big beasts", including former Liberal leader...

200 business leaders sign up to say Yes to independence

Late on Tuesday evening, a letter was released from 130 business leaders, including the openly anti-independence HSBC chairman Douglas Flint; Andrew Mackenzie, the chief executive...

Nigel Farage picked as Ukip candidate in Tory seat in Kent

Mr Farage will now seek to win the seat currently held by Conservative Laura Sandys, who won South Thanet with a majority of 7,617 in...

Carmichael: Taxes will rise £3000

Last night Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney accused Mr Carmichael's Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition of posing a biggest threat to Scottish public services: "Only a Yes...

Party-specific issues have no place in a written constitution

But one thing Scottish voters can be certain of is that whether they consider themselves Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, Green, Nationalist, or a member of...

Unionists sense blood after wounding over currency

He said that when the Conservative Chancellor George Osborne ruled out a currency union on a visit to Edinburgh in February, "the Scottish electorate decided...

Scotland's potential being 'stifled' by Westminster economic policy

- SwinneyHerald ScotlandScottish Conservative finance spokesman Gavin Brown was scathing about Swinney's comments: "One sentence states Westminster economic policy is failing the people of...

Warning of Scotland-wide strike action if councils fail to settle staff pay ...

A spokeswoman for Local government Minister Derek Mackay said: "Within tight current budgetary constraints, we have set out a distinctive pay policy for Scotland that...

Robison: Glasgow 2014 shows that when Scotland's handed a great ...

Scottish Conservative sport spokeswoman Liz Smith said the Games demonstrated "just how successful it can be" when the Scottish and UK governments come together. Ms...

Impolitic: why Better Together's video message makes me cringe

If those behind the throne within the Conservative Party think Cameron shouldn't take on Alex Salmond in a TV debate because he's too toxic in...

Cameron: Silent majority must speak up for Union

The Prime Minister, who will attend a Conservative rally in Perth, will echo his predecessor Gordon Brown's recent declaration that voting against the break-up of...

Conservatives: Scotland will be given income tax control after indy No vote

Its members include businessman Tom Allison, a director of Celtic Football Club, former Tory leader Annabel Goldie, ex-Holyrood presiding officer Alex Fergusson, CBI Scotland chair...

Farage: Ukip will be serious players at general election

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said the country appeared to have entered a period of "four-party politics". The Conservatives were set for heavy losses, with...

No camp is far from united in plan for Scotland's future

Labour and the Scottish Liberal Democrats are supposed to be united on giving Holyrood 15p tax-varying powers, and on giving the Scottish parliament a "federal"...

Scare tactic was bang on the money

wrote The Herald's former political editor, Catherine McLeod. "However much taxation was raised in Scotland,the Bank of England could ... The currency union was the...

Agenda: Brown's pro-Union plans against poverty could be a gift to Yes camp

Like many Labour Party members, Gordon Brown is not a fan of what the party calls constitutional politics. Like many Labour Party ... These days,...

Westminster is forever in thrall to the interests of big business

This was a Conservative idea (a prime example was the Skye Bridge affair) that was at first condemned by Gordon Brown and Labour. When in...

Shinty: New set-up causes divisions

Custom byline text: By Fraser Mackenzie. While this premise is not so different from Scotland's other team sports, the Camanachd Association, shinty's governing body, have...