SNP hits out at Labour for failing to target Tory seats as Corbyn tours Scotland
Labour leader’s tour will see him target key SNP-held seats
The SNP has hit out at Jeremy Corbyn and Labour for failing to target any Tory seats during his tour of Scotland.
The labour leader is on day three of a tour targeting 18 key marginal seats held by the SNP in his quest to become prime minister, should another General Election be called.
Glasgow South West, Glasgow East, Inverclyde and Dunfermline are just some of the seats that would need a one per cent swing to allow Labour to capture SNP seats.
Scottish Tories to take no action on MP's controversial Gypsy/Traveller remarks
“An issue which is repeatedly raised”: Tories support MP’s traveller comments
THE SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVES have told CommonSpace no action will be taken on Douglas Ross MP's Gypsy/Traveller comments, despite widespread condemnation.
In a video interview with Core Politics yesterday, Moray MP Douglas Ross said that if he was prime minister for one day, his would introduce “tougher enforcement against Gypsies and Travellers”.
Push for EU national rights renewed after Home Office deportation “error”
Tory Brexit stance condemned amid mistaken deportation notice scandal
THE SNP has called for an end uncertainty for EU nationals after it was revealed yesterday that up to 100 deportation letters were sent out in error.
Scottish Tories in fresh racism row after MP’s Gypsy Traveller remarks
Tory MP sparks outrage after naming crackdown on Gypsy/Travellers as top priority
CAMPAIGN groups and opposition parties have united to condemn comments made yesterday by Tory MP Douglas Ross, who said his first priority if he was prime minister would be “tougher enforcement against Gypsies and Travellers”.
10 questions the Scottish Tories won't answer on councillor racism row
Scottish Tories fail to explain the reinstatement of racism row councillors
TEN questions were put to the Scottish Tories by CommonSpace following the shock reinstatement of two Stirling Councillors, suspended over racist and sectarian social media posts. None have been answered.
Ruth Davidson accused of "hiding" amid Tory councillors racism row
Demands for condemnation find Scottish Tory leader unavailable
AS pressure mounts on Ruth Davidson to denounce bigoted attitudes in her own party, CommonSpace has been told the Scottish Tory leader will not be available for an interview for two months.
The Scottish Conservatives came under fire yesterday after news broke that two Tory councillors in Stirling had been reinstated in the party following suspension for racist and sectarian social media posts. While the party released a brief statement, Ruth Davidson has been unavailable for comment since.
Scottish Tories slammed after reinstating councillors embroiled in racism storm
Tories welcome back councillors suspended over offensive tweets
THE Scottish Conservative Party has been slammed after confirming today that two Stirling councillors who were suspended from the party in May have been reinstated.
Representatives of the SNP, Scottish Green Party and Scottish Labour condemned the decision, while anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card recommended anti-racism training for Conservative Party members.
Scottish political parties unite to demand more money for Scotland after Tory-DUP deal
Scottish Labour, Scottish Greens and Scottish Lib Dems condemn £1bn pay out
THE deal between the Tories and the DUP risks “weakening the bonds of the union” if similar funding isn’t given to Scotland and Wales, according to Scottish Labour.
A spokesperson for the party said it was “vital that all nations and regions of the UK also get extra funding to end austerity”.
The statement came as the Scottish and Welsh governments launched an official objection to the £1bn of extra funding for Northern Ireland.
Tory candidate, official and aide charged over election spending in Kent
South Thanet Tory faces charges for election spending debacle
THE TORY CANDIDATE in Kent, a party official and his party aide have all been charged by police over election spending and expenses claimed during the 2015 UK General Election campaign.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed today (Friday 2 June) that Craig Mackinlay, 50, Nathan Gray, 28, and Marion Little, 62 have all been charged with election offences and will appear in court on 4 June.