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Kezia Dugdale: I could vote for Scottish independence

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says it is ‘not inconceivable’ that she could vote for Scottish independence if Britain votes to leave the EU. Ms Dugdale said she would do “whatever I could to preserve and promote” Scotland’s place in the EU, even if meant breaking away from the UK. In a revealing interview with […]

David Cameron’s mum campaigns against Tory cuts – Twitter reacts

David Cameron’s mother has signed a petition against spending cuts that would see the loss of every children’s centre in his constituency. In typical fashion, Twitter users were quick to respond to the news and poke fun at the Prime Minister, calling him “a naughty boy”. That moment where your Mum wades in… “David Cameron’s […]

Cybernats plan Act of Union legal challenge following indycamp eviction

A pro-independence blogger has claimed that nationalists could be about to issue a legal challenge to the 1707 Act of Union. ‘The Last Jacobite’, a well-known figure among nationalist campaign groups, posted the claim online saying that the eviction notice served to indycamp protesters had opened the door to a legal challenge. In the post, he writes: […]

Former SNP MP accuses J.K Rowling of supporting misogyny in Twitter spat

MP and former SNP representative Natalie McGarry got into hot water last night after engaging in a Twitter battle with Harry Potter author J.K Rowling. The Glasgow East MP tweeted accusing Rowling of “vanity” and ‘defending misogynist trolls”. It appears McGarry was making reference to a twitter user by the name of Brian Spanner, who […]

MPs need protection against “violent public”, report claims

The government have been warned that more needs to be done to protect MPs from the public after a report has found that four out of five have been victims of aggressive or intrusive behaviour. According the report many had been concerned for their safety when dealing with the public and as many as 36 […]

Tories dominate spending on Facebook election campaign

The Conservatives spent more than £1.2 million on Facebook advertising during the general election campaign, records have revealed. Tory spending on the social networking site massively outstripped Labour, which spent just £16,454, documents released by the Electoral Commission show. A series of invoices set out details of what the Conservatives received for their cash, with […]

Tory MP admits using poppers during Commons debate

A Tory MP has confessed to using poppers during a plea to stop them being made illegal. Former prisons minster Crispin Blunt admitted using the substance as part of a warning to parliament that gay men would likely ignore any ban on alkyl nitrites. Mr Blunt, who came out as gay and left his wife […]

Better Together and BNP fined by Electoral Commission

The Better Together campaign against Scottish independence and the British National Party (BNP) have been fined thousands of pounds for failing to submit financial information to the Electoral Commission on time. The commission has fined Better Together 2012 Limited £2,000 for failing to deliver a complete campaign expenditure report for the Scottish independence referendum in […]

Scottish Resistance stage Tunnock’s protest over teacake row

Pro-independence activists staged a brief protest outside the Tunnock’s factory a week after the firm advertised its best-selling biscuit as the Great British Tea Cake. Tunnock’s has been accused of severing its Scottish roots with the launch of its latest marketing campaign in England. Three people from the Scottish Resistance group, led by activist Sean […]

Scottish Secretary David Mundell comes out as gay

Scottish Secretary David Mundell has come out as gay today, describing the decision as “one of the most important of my life”. Mr Mundell wrote on his personal website that it was time to “acknowledge in public as well as in private, who I am”. The 53-year-old said he hoped that coming out would not change […]

Labour MP Keith Vaz deletes Twitter account amid scandal rumours

Labour MP Keith Vaz has deleted his Twitter account tonight without explanation prompting rumours that some kind of scandal may be about to break. The MP for Leicester East, 59, previously suffered a torrent of online abuse from social media users after publicly defending Greville Janner against child sex abuse allegations -although prosecutors now say Janner should […]

Storm in a teacake: Nationalists threaten Tunnock’s boycott over teacake snub

Scottish nationalists have called for a boycott of Tunnock’s after the biscuit company scrapped the image of the lion rampant from the packaging of its iconic teacake in a bid to rebrand the snack as British. The image of the Scottish lion is missing from a new advertising campaign that appears on the London underground. […]

UK National Front leader elected to local Scottish council

The new leader of the UK wing of the National Front has been elected to a local community council after securing just 18 votes. Dave MacDonald, who has been described as a ‘holocaust-denying neo-nazi’, beat three other candidates to win a seat on Aberdeen’s Garthdee Community Council in October, despite a leafleting campaign from anti-fascist […]

Donald Trump spokeswoman wears bullet necklace, threatens ‘fetus necklace’ next

Donald Trump’s National Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson has faced online criticism for appearing on live television wearing a necklace made of bullets. In response to the outcry over her jewelry selection, Pierson said she could wear something even more controversial on her next television hit; a necklace made of fetuses. The incredible statement came after criticism from […]

David Cameron urged to give minsters a free vote on Europe

David Cameron is facing mounting pressure to grant his cabinet ministers a free vote to leave the European Union without the risk of losing their jobs. The former Conservative leader Michael Howard has acknowledged it will be a ‘difficult time’ for the Conservatives as the EU has historically been a ‘very divisive issue’ for the […]

Scottish Tories face online ridicule for bizarre SNP dancing jibe

The Scottish Conservatives faced online ridicule today after they took a bizarre jibe at the SNP’s record on DANCING. Twitter users were quick to poke fun as it emerged the Scottish Conservatives had brought up the decreasing numbers of Scots taking to the dance floor as evidence of the SNP ‘taking the spring from the […]

Students from Sheffield University occupy Nick Clegg’s office

Students from the University of Sheffield have today occupied Nick Clegg’s constituency office “in the name of free education” – against tuition fees, privatization and cutbacks. Speaking to the Student Assembly Against Austerity, activist Chris Saltmarsh said: “We at the free university of Sheffield, an autonomous collective for free education, occupied Nick clegg’s constituency office […]

Controversial US ‘privatising company’ set to take over Remploy

A controversial US-based ‘privatising company’ could be set to take over the embattled Remploy service, it has been revealed. Maximus Inc, who have faced protests and lawsuits in the US after being awarded public-service contracts including one to disqualify disabled people from free healthcare, released a YouTube video (now removed) for Remploy staff featuring Chief […]