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Leaderless Scottish Labour is now a party bereft of ideas

In Labour's Scottish backyard, no one had witnessed these three display any passion or anger about the widening gap between the rich and the poor in the UK or about the causes and effects of the increase in people using food banks or about fuel poverty …

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SNS winners at the Scottish Creative Awards | The Scottish …

Media Scotland, News UK and The Scotsman picked up the accolades in the newspaper section of the Scottish Creative Awards in Glasgow last night. Through a partnership between the Scottish Newspaper Society and …

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Little's penalty gives Scotland World Cup hope

Supporters Club · The Scottish Football Association. The Scottish Football Association · Home · Scotland · Scottish Cup · Scottish FA · Referee · Play · Coach & Volunteer · Regions · SOCIAL · News · About · Structure & Strategy · Disciplinary · Club …

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Scottish Labour leader quits

Johann Lamont has resigned as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with a parting shot at the Westminster leadership. The Glasgow MSP has been in the position since December 2011 and in the weeks after the independence referendum had said she …

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Salmond says Miliband responsible for Scottish Labour 'meltdown'

First Minister Alex Salmond has accused Ed Miliband of being responsible for the "meltdown" of the Scottish Labour Party after the resignation of its leader Johann Lamont. Mr Salmond called on the UK Labour leader to respond to Ms Lamont's claims that …

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Labour invented Scottish devolution. Why can't it devolve?

One of the greatest ironies of these past 15 years of Scottish home rule is that Labour never really got devolution. Sure, it talked a good game. From Donald Dewar all the way through to Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour Party championed its …

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Gordon Brown Tipped As New Leader Of Scottish Labour After Johann Lamont's …

Embargoed to 0001 Sunday October 12File photo dated 19/09/14 of former Prime Minister Gordon Brown who has urged Holyrood's unionist parties to unite around his plan to make the Scottish Parliament responsible for raising over half of its own revenue.

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Johann Lamont's resignation could be end for Scottish …

A CLOSE ally of Gordon Brown yesterday warned Johann Lamont's sudden resignation as Scottish Labour leader could spell the end for the party.

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Labour invented Scottish devolution. Why can't it devolve?

From Donald Dewar all the way through to Johann Lamont, the Scottish Labour Party championed its achievement in creating the Scottish Parliament as if that, in itself, proved its passion for the cause of devolution. But there has always been a big gap …

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Gordon Brown tipped as a new leader of Scottish Labour. But Anas Sarwar is the …

Now that Johann Lamont has quit as leader of Scottish Labour, bookies are now taking odds on her successor. Four of the eight most likely candidates are Westminster MPs and third-favourite is Gordon Brown himself. He's struggling to find a role …

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Scottish opposition leader quits with 'dinosaur' blast

Johann Lamont, leader of the opposition Labour Party in Scotland, quit on Saturday, branding the wider UK party leadership "dinosaurs" who failed to grasp how the independence referendum had changed Scottish politics. Lamont said the party in Scotland …

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Johann Lamont resigns saying role 'questioned'

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by the party after September's referendum. In her resignation letter she said her decision would enable her …

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Johann Lamont resigns as Scottish Labour leader: Party faces problem of …

SPECULATION has begun over who will replace Johann Lamont after the Scottish Labour Party leader quit with an attack on Westminster colleagues who made her position "untenable". Lamont accused some in the UK party of treating Scotland as a "branch …

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Calls to scrap the 'worst Scottish town awards'

ONE of Scotland's leading architects has led calls to scrap the annual Carbuncle Awards, which celebrate the most dismal town or city in the country. Neil Baxter, the chief executive of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, said the awards …

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Brown backed for Scots Labour post

Mr Sarwar praised the former leader's "selflessness" in standing down, adding: ''The Scottish Labour Party will now consider and set out in due course the process for electing a new leader as we continue to work to return a Labour government at the …

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Business groups attack Scottish planning applications fee rise

Four leading Scottish business groups have spoken out against an increase in fees for planning applications. The 5% rise is due to come into effect on 1 November and follows a 20% increase last year. The changes came after concerns were raised about …

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Johann Lamont to resign as Scottish Labour leader

Ms Lamont, a mother of two and former teacher, has been Scottish Labour leader for three years, but decided she'd “had enough”, according to colleagues last night after discovering that Mr Miliband had sacked Ian Price, her general secretary, without …

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Scotland full of eastern European criminals! | UK | News …

A Scottish Government report on international criminals, seen by the Sunday Express, states: “To facilitate the increasing number of extraditions to Poland and to reduce costs involved, arrangements have been made for …

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Scottish Labour leader steps down

The leader of the Scottish Labour party has stepped down with immediate effect, hitting out at “dinosaurs” in the UK party. Johann Lamont led the party in Scotland from 2011, and was a vocal advocate of same-sex marriage during the equal marriage process.

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Scottish Labour in 'meltdown' says SNP

The SNP's leader-in-waiting, who will become Scotland's first minister next month, was speaking after Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigned. Ms Sturgeon said: "The scale of the infighting between Scottish Labour and Labour at Westminster is …

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Scottish rapper Loki: Vote No, get this

In the year 2034, the Scottish Parliament will be demolished, the ruins turned into a tourist attraction as part of the London Olympics. Glasgow's skyline will be dominated by a giant tower for the most privileged, built to “help preserve culture from …

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St Johnstone Scottish Cup hero reveals how he almost had to quit football: I …

DEFENDER Frazer Wright, one of the stars of the Saints' historic Scottish Cup win, has revealed how he was considering quiting the game. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group. Frazer Wright celebrates the Scottish Cup win with his daughters Chloe, …

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Marley Watkins steers Inverness to tight win over Dundee United

Marley Watkins' fourth goal of the season ensured Inverness recorded consecutive 1-0 victories in the Scottish Premiership. The Welsh winger popped up with an early goal at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium as the Caley Jags saw off a tepid Dundee United …

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Celebrated Scottish bass guitarist Jack Bruce dies of liver disease

Bruce was born in Bishopbriggs in 1943 and studied at Glasgow's Bellahouston Academy before winning a scholarship to the city's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Cream sold 35m albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's …

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Scottish Labour leadership: Who might replace Johann Lamont?

Just days after the last month's referendum, the Daily Mail ran a story claiming that Jim Murphy was being lined up to replace Ms Lamont as Scottish Labour leader. The paper said Labour Party sources had told them Mr Murphy would stand for the top job …

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Scottish Labour in 'Crisis' as Party Leader Johann Lamont Steps Down in Shock …

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has resigned, and accused the party's leadership "of trying to run Scotland like a branch office in London". She described some Labour MPs as "dinosaurs" and said the party does not realise that Scotland has …

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Labour's Lamont lament as Scottish leader resigns

Most of the big hitters in Scottish Labour are all in the UK Parliament and even though many went before the Scottish Parliament was established, none has decided to switch the Gothic splendour of Westminster for the angular Miralles architecture of …

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Scottish Labour Row May Cost Miliband Dearly

But Johann Lamont's resignation, after what her critics claimed was a lacklustre performance in the Scottish referendum campaign, wasn't unexpected. Mr Miliband and many Scottish Labour MPs at Westminster say they knew earlier this week that it was …

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Scottish Premiership Roundup: Win for Inverness, Hamilton slip up

A win for Inverness Caledonian Thistle moves them into second in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon, joint on 23 points with leaders Hamilton Academical. A solitary strike from Marley Watkins was enough for Inverness to see off their visitors and …

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St Mirren 2 Ross County 2: Scottish Premiership relegation six-pointer ends …

THE Buddies had to battle in this meeting of the top flight strugglers, coming back to take a share of the spoils against the Staggies. Share; Share; Tweet; +1; Email. SNS Group. St Mirren's Callum Ball (front) holds off Ross County's Scott Boyd. ST …

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Scots farmers' co-operative buys Brechin pig abattoir

A newly formed co-operative of Scottish farmers this week announced its purchase of the Brechin abattoir from AP Jess (Brechin). The deal will see Scottish pigs processed at Brechin for sale to UK retail and wholesale customers as well as the growing …

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Business Gateway Scottish Borders to the 'four'

He said: “Like many of the team I know what it is like to run a business, and I also know there are a great number of businesses operating within the Scottish Borders who could greatly benefit from the services we offer. I want to spread the word far …

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Salmond: Scottish Labour has 'deep-seated problems'

The fact that Scottish Labour are now going to have their fifth leader since the SNP took office in 2007 indicates that their problems are not about personalities – they are much more deep-seated than that. It was always very clear that Johann Lamont …

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In pictures: Today's Scottish Premiership action

IT might only be October, but today saw the first real 'six-pointer' of the season in the Scottish top flight. Ross County took the long road south to Paisley knowing that a win against one of their main relgation rivals could get them back on course …

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Scottish roundup: Greg Stewart scores as Dundee end Hamilton's good run

Hamilton remain top of the Scottish Premiership on goal difference despite Dundee ending their nine-game unbeaten run in the league at windswept Dens Park. Two second-half goals saw Paul Hartley's side become the first team to beat Alex Neil's league …

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