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Westminster’s failed economic policy has deepened the challenge of sustainability and would see cuts for many years, says the Scottish Government.
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.
The environment spokesperson for the Scottish Greens has given a cautious welcome to the launch of a consultation on Marine Protected Areas.
MSP Alison Johnstone has welcomed plans by the Scottish Government to extend the country's Freedom of Information law, after consultation.
In Scotland, the Greens and the SNP have criticised UK Chancellor George Osborne for a budget that lacks economic ambition and social justice.
Some highly varied responses have been forthcoming to PM David Cameron's promise of an 'in/out' referendum on UK European Union membership.