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Police Scotland are investigating the election expenses of Jo Swinson, East Dunbartonshire MP and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Edinburgh Council has become the first political body to officially back to worldwide Occupy movement. The council this […]
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By Andy Mackie
The Scottish Green party are the first political party in Scotland to propose using the Scottish parliament’s tax raising powers.
A motion was passed at the party’s annual conference, held in Edinburgh at the weekend, to oppose cuts to services and to look at taxation as a tool to achieve this. Explaining this stance in the run up to next years Holyrood elections Patrick Harvie MSP said: “We don’t want the electorate to be faced with five political parties proposing five different flavours of cuts. In doing this we have to acknowledge that, unfortunately, other ways of raising revenue have to be explored.”
By Jenny Kassner
The government’s announcement last week to increase tuition fees in England up to £9,000 has caused debate and uprising in the UK. Especially the Liberal Democrat’s decision to back the rise, despite original election pledges to stand against any increase of tuition, has sparked controversy.
By Michael Heggie and Christopher Harress NUS Scotland’s president Liam Burn has argued that Scottish students will suffer from […]
By Ross Doyle The Scottish parliament have announced they will invest £30 million into helping student support. They […]
by Anna Fenton The Conservatives have said they will increase tuition fees to £7,000 if they take power […]