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post 09 May 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Nicola Sturgeon: my 56 MPs will fight to end austerity

Below the Forth railway bridge, in front of her 56 Westminster MPs, Nicola Queen of Scots pledges to fight austerity - and fails to mention "independence" or "referendum".

post 04 May 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Jim Murphy confronts 'the ugly face of nationalism'

Free speech was unquestionably denied in Glasgow today. It was shameful and it was perpetrated by people who say they will vote SNP.

post 08 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Nicola Sturgeon: for many Scots, the SNP leader can do no wrong

Nicola Sturgeon has arrived in the top job with perfect timing and it would seem, for many Scots, perfect casting.

article 01 April 2015 Politics
Ed Miliband with David Cameron and Nick Clegg (Reuters)
Election 2015: who do the pundits think will win?

With just under five weeks to go to the general election, who do the forecasters think will be left holding the keys to Downing Street?

article 22 March 2015 Politics
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SNP-Labour pact: who would hold the power?

Alex Salmond is branded "terrifying" and "arrogant" as he sets out negotiations for any post-election SNP deal with Labour.

video 10 February 2015 UK

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Fear and loathing on campaign trail: Skegness and Boston

Michael Crick, for his second Hunter S Thompson-themed tour, is in the northern part of one of Ukip's main target seats, Boston and Skegness - a seat held by the Tories from the last election.

post 04 February 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog SNP holding on to yes vote

The SNP is now sitting on - allowing for a bit of churning - pretty much all the Labour supporters who backed independence.

post 29 December 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what we learned in 2014

Who were the heroes and villains of 2014 for Channel 4 News's award-winning FactCheck blog?

post 28 October 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Can Jim Murphy save Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is expected to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Scottish Labour in the next 48 hours, but some commentators say he has too much Blairite baggage to carry off the job.