• September 14, 2011

    MPs from the six main parties in parliament are calling for an end to the sale of weapons and military equipment to all authoritarian regimes.

  • September 6, 2011

    The debate on Scottish independence in advance of a mooted 2016 referendum is only just beginning, but Simon Barrow suggests that the contours of a fresh agenda on both sides is already emerging in surprising comments from representatives of the Westminster parties north of the border.

  • May 6, 2011

    Will the five different polls that took place on 5 May 2011 prove to be a watershed for politics in Britain? It depends where you see the axis for change and the key tipping points, says Simon Barrow. There are at least two distinct ways of narrating differential outcomes.

  • February 10, 2011

    Scottish Green MSPs yesterday voted against the SNP administration's budget, accusing a "grand cuts coalition" of backing Conservative policies.

  • January 24, 2011

    The aim of the recent Scotland Bill, says Simon Barrow, is to please the growing number of Scots who favour more powers for their own parliament, while simultaneously clawing back a large sum of money from the Westminster block grant and undermining already-waning support for the SNP ahead of the elections in May 2011.

  • November 30, 2010

    Yesterday's publication of the Westminster Coalition's Scotland Bill is the next stage in a "flawed process", say Scotland's Greens.

  • October 17, 2010

    Scotland's First Minister and SNP leader, Alex Salmond has said his party will never retreat from its policy for unilateral nuclear disarmament.

  • October 15, 2010

    Gathering for its conference in Perth, the Scottish National Party has made a bid to reclaim the ground that it has lost to Labour in recent months.

  • September 5, 2010

    A bid to reverse the coalition government’s refusal to abolish the Act of Settlement has been mounted by an SNP MP ahead of the Pope's visit.

  • May 5, 2010

    The big focus in this election will be marginal constituencies, however there are also a few which might produce some interesting results with smaller parties and independents perhaps making inroads despite the first-past-the-post system. Here are some of the ones to watch: