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Lords positions start to be appointed, as Commons roles continue to be filled by the new Prime Minister.
The threat posed by Scottish Nationalists to the Union has had the beneficial consequence of reinvigorating the Scottish Conservatives.
It was the Prime Minister who crossed Ruth Davidson’s original line in the sand, and said that more powers are necessary for the Scottish Parliament.
Also: Scottish punters back the Union. SDLP MP who ended Powell’s parliamentary career dies.
By Joseph Willits Follow Joseph on Twitter With the results of the Scottish Conservative party leadership elections expected later today, David Cameron has paid tribute to outgoing leader Annabel Goldie, and her contributions to both Scotland and the party. Cameron said: “Annabel did a great job in her six years of leadership of the Scottish Conservatives. Throughout, […]
During the emergency session of the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, the Conservative leader there, Annabel Goldie, has again declared that it was wrong for the Lockerbie bomber to be released back to Libya. She told the chamber: "For me the image of the Lockerbie terrorist atrocity is etched indelibly in my memory. I shall never […]
The Calman Commission – an enquiry into ten years of Scottish devolution – reports today and is recommending that a number of tax raising powers be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish government currently has the freedom to alter the rate of income tax by plus or minus three pennies in the pound. Although […]
At First Minister’s Questions today Annabel Goldie, who leads the Conservatives in the Scottish Parliament, asked what contact Alex Salmond has had with Gordon Brown (an issue that David Mundell, the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, raised yesterday). It turns out that the Prime Minister and First Minister last met face-to-face in the House […]
Highlights of Annabel Goldie’s contribution to Holyrood debate on ten years of Scottish devolution and why Scottish Tories are joining with the LibDems to back a new Labour-inspired Constitutional Commission. The Commission’s website sets out four main aims: To ensure that any proposals for constitutional developments that affect Scotland are fully debated and decided in […]
It was Lord Robert Cecil who brought in the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act of 1918 which gave women the right to be MPs.