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post 25 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Other parties struggle to top the SNP's fervent supporters

This is something close to adoration, and this cannot be faked - as a seasoned correspondent you report what you see, and I have never seen this in a UK election. Never.

post 23 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Is St George now trying to slay the Sturgeon dragon?

I write from Inverness on St George's Day at a time when Westminster, London and England have rarely seemed so distant and foreign to so many - and that cuts both ways.

post 21 April 2015
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog SNP: a path to fiscal autonomy, but do the sums add up?

What Scots will do if the mandate contained in the SNP manifesto is first delivered then ignored will determine whether the UK survives as a political entity.

post 20 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog SNP manifesto launch: you can take the mountain metaphors too far

What the SNP have to guard against is Acquired Sheffield Syndrome and one N Kinnock's disastrous triumphalism.

post 19 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog David Cameron attacks SNP on The Andrew Marr Show

The main thrust of Mr Cameron's interview was an attack on the SNP. Andrew Marr said the PM was beginning to sound like an English Nationalist, which went down pretty badly.

post 16 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog A clubby, chummy, synthetic encounter with Cameron

What is billed as 'life on the campaign trail' is actually an antiseptic exercise in keeping our party leaders away from real voters.

article 16 April 2015 UK, Scotland
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Body found at farm is missing Karen Buckley

Parents of Karen Buckley are "absolutely heartbroken" after police confirm the human remains discovered near Glasgow are that of the missing student.

post 10 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Scotland: could tactical voting dent SNP's election prospects?

Our YouGov poll adds to Labour's gloom in Scotland with one tiny qualification. There's a chance the headline figures for MPs elected are a bit better (or less awful) than it might seem.

post 08 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Scotland second debate: Lib Dem to SNP - don't break promises

Jim Murphy was much more on his best form than yesterday at the second Scottish leaders' debate, taking on Nicola Sturgeon on the issue of "full fiscal autonomy."