Tory MP arrested after being accused of rape and sexual assault
Conservative PartyThe individual in question has not been named
Douglas Ross in pole position to lead Scottish Tories but can he up his party’s game?
Scottish Conservative PartyTorcuil Crichton says the assistant referee and Moray MP has his work cut out if he is to rally Labour and Lib Dem supporters behind him.
Scottish Tory leadership hopeful Douglas Ross’s ‘Gypsy Travellers’ comment give you measure of the man
Nicola SturgeonRecord View says it was a vile comment straight out of the Boris Johnson and Donald Trump playbook.
Tory MP sparks race row after blaming Asians for coronavirus spike in England
CoronavirusCraig Whittaker has been accused of using “racist rhetoric” after claiming the Muslim community have ignored the rules in West Yorkshire which is one of the parts of England hit by new lockdown restrictions.
Tory MSP says independence looks like the “majority” position as divisions grow over Jackson Carlaw’s resignation
Scottish Conservative PartyAdam Tomkins also backed MP Douglas Ross to succeed Carlaw
Jackson Carlaw knew the brutal polling showed he was taking the Scottish Tories backwards
Scottish Conservative PartyThe MSP resigned earlier today after facing Nicola Sturgeon at Holyrood.
East Kilbride MSP brands UK Government’s healthcare visa a ‘kick in the teeth’ for care staff
East KilbrideSocial care workers have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with care homes among the hardest hit.
‘I’m a naughty Tory MP’ Charlie Elphicke found guilty of sex assaults as wife ends marriage on Twitter
Sex crimeCharlie Elphicke chased one victim around his home chanting “I’m a naughty Tory” while his children were sleeping.
Jackson Carlaw quits as Scottish Tory leader after less than six months in post
Scottish Conservative PartyMP Douglas Ross is considered to be the favourite to succeed Carlaw
SNP minister Mike Russell launches blistering attack on UK Government internal market proposals
BrexitTory plans to create a UK internal market after Brexit have been slammed by the SNP – who claim the proposal is really about removing power from Holyrood.
Call for rule change to force rethink on controversial cut to bin collections
Stirling CouncilOpposition councillors have launched a bid to change rules so that a 5400-signature petition against controversial changes to bin collections can be heard.
Scottish trade disputes after Brexit will have to be settled in the courts says Tory Minister
Conservative PartyThe SNP has said the door has been opened to companies launching legal challenges against what could be higher Scottish standards.
Boris Johnson looking for a £100k host to front new televised daily Downing Street briefings
Boris JohnsonThe Prime Minister wants to capitalise on the daily Downing Street press conferences to bypass detailed media scrutiny with live press briefings.
Conservative councillor criticises payments of over £12million paid out to departing local authority staff
Conservative PartyThe council has made 475 payout agreements in the last three years
George Galloway prepared to work with Tories if it means kicking SNP out of power at Holyrood election
Scottish Parliament ElectionThe left-wing firebrand is confident of a leading a new single issue pro-Union movement in to the Scottish Parliament.
SNP blast Boris Johnson for wasting taxpayers’ cash on ‘zombie’ Scotland Office
Boris JohnsonLatest figures show almost £11m a year being spent on what the SNP say is an Edinburgh-based “propaganda” unit for Johnson and the British state.
Boris Johnson admits UK Government could have handled coronavirus outbreak ‘differently’
Boris JohnsonMore than 50,000 people have died in the UK from the virus but the Tory leaders insists the UK was not too slow going into lockdown.
Dumfries and Galloway Tory MPs blasted for refusing to support bid to protect NHS
Dumfries NewsAlister Jack and David Mundell have been branded “deeply disappointing” by political opponents, but the latter has defended the move
Coronavirus Scotland: Number of East Ayrshire furloughed workers revealed
CoronavirusThe furloughing scheme was set up following the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nicola Sturgeon takes aim at Boris Johnson and says no one should ‘crow’ about success in tackling Covid-19
Nicola SturgeonThe SNP leader hit back at the Prime Minister after he claimed the “sheer might” of the Union had protected Scotland during the pandemic.
Perth and Kinross MP calls for TV licenses to be made a ‘social provision’ for over 75s
Perthshire NewsThe BBC announced earlier this month that, from August 1, over-75s throughout the UK who are not in receipt of pension credit will no longer be eligible for the free TV licence.
Playing Russian hide-and-seek over British politics
Conservative PartyRecord View says the UK Government has taken its eye off the ball when it comes to Russian interference in British politics.
Boris Johnson did drop chief nurse Ruth May from No10 briefing over Dominic Cummings row
Boris JohnsonThe Chief Nurse in England said the “rules apply to all” as she spoke out for the first time over her removal from the Downing Street press conference.
Home Secretary Priti Patel ‘bullying’ report will not be published in full, Downing Street says
Conservative PartyLabour accuse Tories of ‘an outrageous attempt to cover up’ Priti Patel’s actions.