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Scottish Parliament

SNP's Record in Government Means They Can't Be Trusted With Full Fiscal Autonomy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

One of the hot topics for the SNP these days is whether or not to demand Full Fiscal Autonomy from the UK government. If they do not ask for Full Fiscal Autonomy, if that is not the highest thing on their agenda in this post-referendum environment, then it rather calls into question the whole project of an independent Scotland -- still the SNP's long term goal.

Creationism at Its Most Extreme: Will the Scottish Parliament Respond?

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Members of a young Earth, fundamentalist Christian sect from the United States have found their way to Scotland and have been promoting their beliefs in a public elementary school. Part of their missionary work has been to distribute "science" books to the students.

Lawmaker Reading and Understanding of Legislation Is Highly Overvalued

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Brian Christopher Jones

In a lawmaking utopia, legislators might read and understand every piece of legislation before voting on it. And in this place, the most grandiose to the most banal of statutes would receive thorough consideration by each chamber and undergo inspection down to the last detail.