David Cameron’s mother has signed a petition against spending cuts that would see the loss of every children’s centre in his constituency. In typical fashion, Twitter users were quick to respond to the news and poke fun at the Prime Minister, calling him “a naughty boy”. That moment where your Mum wades in… “David Cameron’s […]

Activists give out information materials and souvenirs in the pavilion of  EU Delegation to Ukraine  during the Day of Europe in Kiev on May 18, 2013. PHOTO AFP © EU/NEIGHBOURHOOD INFO CENTRE

The Britain Stronger In Europe campaign may be nothing more than a poor Better Together tribute act but for the nation’s young people, the European Union still represents a beacon of opportunity.  For many of us involved in Scottish politics, irrespective of our views on the subject of independence itself, the country’s referendum unarguably inspired […]

Hamza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development visiting Strathclyde University prior to his visit to India later this month.
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  ScotTALK Podcast is joined by Humza Yousaf MSP for the first of their Glasgow Pollok 2016 candidate interviews. Humza is the SNP candidate for the constituency. Presenter John Beattie explores Humza’s background and personal politics in this biographical interview. This podcast was also streamed live courtesy of Kevin Gibney of Independence Live. For more information, visit Twitter, Soundcloud […]


A pro-independence blogger has claimed that nationalists could be about to issue a legal challenge to the 1707 Act of Union. ‘The Last Jacobite’, a well-known figure among nationalist campaign groups, posted the claim online saying that the eviction notice served to indycamp protesters had opened the door to a legal challenge. In the post, he writes: […]


With the formation of new ‘left alliance’ RISE, more parties will now be looking to your secure crucial ‘list vote’ in a bid to bag seats for their candidates at the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections. RISE have been accused in some quarters of stealing voters from the SNP and from traditional Labour stock. Here, Alessio […]


MP and former SNP representative Natalie McGarry got into hot water last night after engaging in a Twitter battle with Harry Potter author J.K Rowling. The Glasgow East MP tweeted accusing Rowling of “vanity” and ‘defending misogynist trolls”. It appears McGarry was making reference to a twitter user by the name of Brian Spanner, who […]

The Mauritanian army conduct a major counter-terrorism operation

In May and June 2015, Mali saw President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta’s government signing peace agreements with numerous northern militia and rebel groups, the Coalition of Azawad Movements (CMA). This agreement was made in an attempt to stem violence and unrest that has plagued the West African nation due to ethnic groups in the north of […]

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 04:  Jim Murphy (L), the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, is confronted by a protester as he campaigns with comedian Eddie Izzard on May 4, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland. Campaigning is continuing by all parties throughout the United Kingdom ahead of the forthcoming general election.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

The government have been warned that more needs to be done to protect MPs from the public after a report has found that four out of five have been victims of aggressive or intrusive behaviour. According the report many had been concerned for their safety when dealing with the public and as many as 36 […]


The Conservatives spent more than £1.2 million on Facebook advertising during the general election campaign, records have revealed. Tory spending on the social networking site massively outstripped Labour, which spent just £16,454, documents released by the Electoral Commission show. A series of invoices set out details of what the Conservatives received for their cash, with […]

Prison training acadamy

A Tory MP has confessed to using poppers during a plea to stop them being made illegal. Former prisons minster Crispin Blunt admitted using the substance as part of a warning to parliament that gay men would likely ignore any ban on alkyl nitrites. Mr Blunt, who came out as gay and left his wife […]


The Better Together campaign against Scottish independence and the British National Party (BNP) have been fined thousands of pounds for failing to submit financial information to the Electoral Commission on time. The commission has fined Better Together 2012 Limited £2,000 for failing to deliver a complete campaign expenditure report for the Scottish independence referendum in […]


Scottish Tories faced embarrassment today after a promotional video posted to their Youtube channel appeared to involuntarily show a homeless man searching for food in a Glasgow bin. In the edited version of the video above, a man can clearly be seen to stand up and look into the bin on Buchanan Street, Glasgow, before […]

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Pro-independence activists staged a brief protest outside the Tunnock’s factory a week after the firm advertised its best-selling biscuit as the Great British Tea Cake. Tunnock’s has been accused of severing its Scottish roots with the launch of its latest marketing campaign in England. Three people from the Scottish Resistance group, led by activist Sean […]

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has come out as gay today, describing the decision as “one of the most important of my life”. Mr Mundell wrote on his personal website that it was time to “acknowledge in public as well as in private, who I am”. The 53-year-old said he hoped that coming out would not change […]


So where is Jeremy Hunt? Apparently the Secretary of State for Health is at his desk. But you mustn’t ask that. When Sky News’ Dean McCaffrey asked Norman Williams, Mr Hunt’s senior clinical adviser why Jeremy wouldn’t answer questions on the eve of a national strike by junior doctors, it led to this awkward mid-interview exchange […]


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