Since the Lockdown began, many people have found themselves at home feeling bewildered, fearful for loved ones, dependent on reduced pay from employers or receiving benefits. In some cases they have had no income at all. Everyone has had their daily routines changed. Whilst...
I am conscious that to draw upon it may be to fall victim to argumentum ad populum but the sheer number and variety of people lining up against the Scottish Government’s Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill is staggering. When you can bring...
It is not particularly surprising that an ideology that first emerged roughly 200 years ago has multiplied and mutated beyond recognition to create an incredibly diverse set of principles. There can, however, be issues with this diversity. For example, when two people meet on...
But it’s in the Constitution! When that document was written a new nation had been formed on the basis that the British Army had repressed them as an arm of the state by enforcing taxation without representation. Worried about the ramifications of a...
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Tony Blair: Boris ‘Not the one to save the Union’ Tony Blair accused the prime minister on Sunday of not being ‘the one to save the Union’ in a wide-ranging interview with Sky News discussing coronavirus and foreign policy. The former...
The Chamber in the House of Commons looks a very different place in the time of COVID-19 and is much less raucous than we have known in the past. It is the one year anniversary of Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister, and this week’s PMQ’S started in...
The SNP, Liberal Democrats and Labour billed the taxpayer £50,540.99 for ‘support groups’ in the Scottish Parliament in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Over half of this bill was made up by Labour, who charged £33,917.90 for their support group. This included...
A group of pro-Scottish independence protestors have told people from England to “stay the f*ck away” during a protest at the border between Scotland and England.The squad made the statement in a video that has since gone viral after it was shared by a unionist Twitter account.
SNP MSPs, when compared to other major Scottish Parties, charge the taxpayer more on average by nearly £5,000 in expenses, The Backbencher's data team can exclusively reveal. Data collated from 2018/19 shows that on average SNP politicians in Scotland billed the taxpayer £4,867.01 in...
Angus MacDonald, the SNP MSP for Falkirk East, has racked up an eye-watering bill of £77,038.86 over a seven-and-a-half year period on expensive Edinburgh hotels and meal expenses, figures from the Scottish Parliament show. The updated figure means that the politician is fast approaching...

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