Scotland Editor of the BBC. Reporting the news that matters to Scotland and explaining why it matters to the whole of the UK

Scottish politics: Deja vu all over again

bbc.co.uk — Scottish politics feels this week as though we have taken a step through the looking glass. Traditional arguments have been turned their head as the Scottish Labour Party surprised everyone with their plans to put a penny on the basic rate of income tax.
Feb 04, 2016

Heard the one about a Penny For Scotland? Some of us have heard plans for tax rises in Scotland before bbc.in/1mglveH

Feb 04, 2016

Old quotes will always come back to haunt you. Labour & SNP trade jibes on who said what on tax rises bbc.in/1mglveH

How has the oil price fall hit Scotland's north east?

bbc.co.uk — You can tell that the economy in Aberdeen is in trouble before you even get there. It used to be almost impossible to find a hotel room unless you booked far in advance. I've had to stay many miles outside the city in years gone by.
Jan 13, 2016

Why is Scotland's economy lagging behind the UK recovery? I've been hearing people's "horror stories" in Aberdeen bbc.in/1J2VNFJ

The Edge: Obama Takes His Fight on the Road

theatlantic.com — Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Gun Forum. President Obama will participate in a forum on gun control moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper at George Mason University, two days after he announced a series of executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence.

Donald Trump Rally in Nashua New Hampshire

theatlantic.com — The overflow room at Trump's New Hampshire rally was packed to the gills-but low energy at best. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > And so it began.

Congress's Energy and Commerce Committee Announces a Concussion Probe

theatlantic.com — Just a few days before Will Smith's Concussion hits theaters, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced that it would take a deep dive into head injuries in 2016. While the hearings-the combined effort of three Energy and Commerce subcommittees-will deal with head issues affecting athletes and the military, the scope won't exclude any kind of head trauma.

"My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's-at 36"

krem.com — Note: This story originally appeared on Redbook. If I had known that every day I would lose a piece of Jason, a lot of our days might have been different. Maybe I would have not cared so much about the small stuff. Treasured each moment. Loved him more.

"My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's-at 36"

ksdk.com — Note: This story originally appeared on Redbook. If I had known that every day I would lose a piece of Jason, a lot of our days might have been different. Maybe I would have not cared so much about the small stuff. Treasured each moment. Loved him more.

Watch Katy Perry's Segway fail at Burning Man

fasterlouder.com.au — Nearly 70,000 people have started making the long and dusty journey home from Burning Man this week. Following the week-long desert freak out the hoards of dust-covered devotees will venture home by any means possible: hitch-hiking, driving, walking and - if you are Katy Perry - on a Segway.
Sep 08, 2015

How am I only seeing this now? Watch Katy Perry's Segway fail at Burning Man fasterlouder.com.au/news/43728/Wat…

Watch Pitchfork's mini doco about Courtney Barnett

fasterlouder.com.au — Courtney Barnett is the first subject of Pitchfork's new ConTours doco series, which sees the publication go on the road with artists to see how they survive life in the tour van.

Student Data Concerns Give Rise to Proposed Changes in Federal Education Privacy Laws

natlawreview.com — It has been over 40 years since Congress initially passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA") (20 U.S.C. § 1232g), also referred to as the "Buckley Amendment" after its primary Congressional sponsor.
Aug 21, 2015

RT @jessysaurusrex: Student Data Concerns Give Rise to Proposed Changes in Federal Education Privacy Laws bit.ly/1UXNdcR #edsec

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Feb 05, 2016

Race for second place heats up. Could the Tories really become the official opposition in Scotland? thetim.es/20vO0bl

Feb 04, 2016

Old quotes will always come back to haunt you. Labour & SNP trade jibes on who said what on tax rises bbc.in/1mglveH

Feb 04, 2016

Heard the one about a Penny For Scotland? Some of us have heard plans for tax rises in Scotland before bbc.in/1mglveH

Feb 04, 2016

RT @helenlewis: Let's face it: Roosh V has played us like a fiddle. He gets to act martyred & we'll never see that all of 12 men would've t…

Feb 04, 2016

Sounds like the sweetly romantic Valentines Day deadline to agree fiscal framework btwn Scot & UK govts may well be slip. Leap day instead?


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