Kezia Dugdale’s battle to fend off the Tories to be Scotland’s opposition party looks likely to succeed – but only just.
Scotland’s richest people would lessen Holyrood’s tax take by changing how they are paid if the top rate rose above the rest of the UK’s, according to a financial expert.
In the third part of our pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets Dundee’s Jenny Marra who is top of Scottish Labour’s North East Scotland regional list and battling to secure victory as a pro-UK candidate in Scotland’s ‘Yes’ city.
Dundee’s head teachers would receive a near £1 million cash boost for their schools under Labour’s education plans, Kezia Dugdale has pledged.
Dundee has been “allowed to rot” by politicians who “only know how to count paperclips and spend other people’s money”, said UKIP’s leader in Scotland.
Billions of pounds would be pumped into the Scottish economy if the “glass ceiling” on women is removed, Nicola Sturgeon said.
Nick Clegg has accused his erstwhile Conservative coalition partners of steadfastly putting their own interests over those of the people of Scotland.
The UK's only Green MP has said fracking could be "a decisive issue" in next week's Holyrood election as she criticised the SNP for its "mealy-mouthed moratorium" on the controversial gas extraction method.
UK Labour infighting will cost Scottish Labour two seats at Holyrood, according to leading political spread betting firm Sporting Index Its markets suggest the party will now win just 22 seats, down from 24 at 9am on Thursday. But it still expects Labour to finish second.
Scottish businesses are being stung by higher taxes than their English competitors as the economy north of the border lags behind the UK’s, according to major employers.