‘Worse than the status quo’: Andy Wightman accuses SNP and Tories of succumbing to lobbying pressure on short-term lets regulation
Proposed changes to the Planning Bill, which would see its reforms to the short term let sector only apply in some areas, follow months of industry lobbying
Analysis: European elections may demonstrate the gulf between Scotland and England – and keep independence on the table
Polarisation between Scottish and English voters next week could reignite the sense of democratic outrage over Brexit, and reinforce the necessity of independence
SAME as it ever was, it’s happening again.
Nicola Sturgeon seeks indyref2 before 2021, while holding out further devolution olive branch to opponents
The first minister today laid out plans to pursue primary legislation on a second independence referendum, establish a Citizen’s Assembly, and consider proposals from opposition parties for enhancing Scottish devolution
Analysis: The final collapse of Daesh exposes the abject failure of UK foreign policy
Not only is British and US foreign policy responsible for the rise of the so-called Islamic State group, but it is now breeding the conditions for future chaos
THE Daesh group (or the so-called Islamic State) has finally been crushed, by and at enormous cost to local populations, as it makes its last stand in Baghuz on the Euphrates river near the Syria-Iraq border.
At its height Daesh's would-be 'caliphate' stretched over 34,000 square miles and established brutal rule over eight million people across parts of Iraq, Syria and Kurdistan.