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Chancellor Osborne’s Autumn Statement was dominated by short-term political considerations and a failure to address structural issues, say opposition parties.
Hywel Williams, MP for Arfon in Wales, has repeated calls for the Winter Fuel Allowance to be paid in the summer to off-grid claimants when fuel is cheaper.
The Scottish Government’s 200-page paper on economic policy choices in an independent Scotland has been broadly welcomed by advocates of self-government.
A Scottish MSP has written to the UK Home Secretary demanding the end of a campaign to intimidate asylum seekers with inflammatory posters.
The case for armed intervention against Syria has not been made or substantiated, says Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.
In Scotland, the Greens and the SNP have criticised UK Chancellor George Osborne for a budget that lacks economic ambition and social justice.
The Scottish Finance Secretary must end tax avoidance by large companies such as Starbucks as it gains more tax powers in Scotland, Greens say.
The Scottish Government's plans to reduce the discount on business rates for owners of empty properties have been backed by Scottish Greens.
The Scottish National Party has been condemned by anti-nuclear activists, Greens and its own members after it voted for NATO membership today.
The Scottish National Party's annual conference in Perth has kicked off with a ringing endorsement of the Yes Scotland campaign, following on from the Scottish Greens' approval of the independence push.