David Cameron: Tories now "only party of the union" #scc16
Prime minister celebrates right-wing unionism at party conference
THE CONSERVATIVES are "the only party of the union" and will focus on its unionism during the Scottish election, Prime Minister David Cameron claimed today [Friday 4 March] in Edinburgh.
The Conservative and Unionist party, traditionally British nationalist, is keen to emphasise its dedication to the union at a time when Labour and the LibDems seek to win back pro-independence voters lost to the SNP.
Ian Dunn: Who really rules Scotland?
CommonSpace columnist Ian Dunn finds that it always seems to be someone else...
WHERE power resides is the central question of politics. Who has it, determines how it's used, who it helps and who it hurts. As to where it resides in Scotland right now, I have found there are generally two schools of thought.
Ian Dunn: The triumph of the ill
Commonspace columnist Ian Dunn is worried we're all Project Fear's bairns now...
THERE is a type of Scottish Unionist who is crawling with hate.
They are so appalled by the idea of Scottish independence that they are convinced that anyone who suggests it is not only malevolent, but a malignancy in Scottish life.
Jonathan Rimmer: How Corbyn-mania has shone a light on an unhelpful brand of SNP tribalism
Journalist Jonathan Rimmer says independence supporters must examine their strategies when it comes to Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn
IT'S FINALLY happened: Labour has woken up. Well, at least the Labour movement has woken up.
Jeremy Corbyn: UK should stay together but with radical change
Labour leadership front runner insists he is a socialist, not a unionist
JEREMY CORBYN has confirmed he wants the UK to "stay together" but has also insisted that he wants to extend a "sufficiently radical" programme to all parts of the islands.
Shaun Milne: How Scotland is standing tall against the union of hypocrites
Writer and professional layabout Shaun Milne charts Scotland's political journey over the last few years and shows unionists how the upstart Scottish voters are only doing what they told them to
TAKE a long, deep breath and imagine how this General Election would have played out if the independence referendum had never happened.
Can you feel that? The overwhelming sense of hopelessness, monotony and misery as rich white men in suits argue constantly over the microscopic changes to policy their party would make if only you would vote for them.
Blow for Tories as DUP warns party risks losing its support over Scotland treatment
DUP Westminster leader takes issue with Conservative strategy
DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds has warned the Tories that the party risks losing DUP support over its treatment of Scotland, and claims Tory proposals could fuel "nationalist paranoia".
Scotland on Sunday: We are not all in this together
The run-up to the election has exposed a rotten Westminster fixated on short-term gain - but at what cost, asks Lesley Riddoch
DOES anyone feel genuinely impressed by the General Election campaigns of the three main UK parties - or have their offerings only served to highlight Westminster's myriad shortcomings leaving confusion and a fairly bad taste in their wake?
Fraser Stewart: It's true that some can't let go of #indyref - but this time it's not the nationalists
CommonSpace columnist Fraser Stewart explores what's behind the re-emergence of indyref rhetoric in General Election leaders debates
THE Scottish debates over the last week have fatigued and told in equal measure.
Where it was firmly established that Jim Murphy's favoured tactic is to, well, get shouty, Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP have been pressed repeatedly over the inevitability of a second referendum - a point of attack that Ruth Davidson, Willie Rennie and Jim Murphy alike seem excruciatingly smug about.