Revelations that embattled MP Natalie McGarry transferred a ‘four-figure cash sum’ in an effort to resolve the issue of funds ‘missing’ from a campaign group she co-founded are set to open up a whole new can of worms for the Scots nationalist — who has already made herself available for interview by police.

Ministers have been told they are “in denial” after a series of charities told a committee that the government’s harsh new benefits regime is driving food bank use. Written submissions from bodies such as Oxfam and Barnardos to a Scottish Parliament committee, whose report on food banks is published today,  emphasise DWP’s culpability.  But heartless employment minister Esther McVey still claimed three weeks ago that there […]

LABOUR in the Scottish Parliament News Release For immediate release Wednesday 27 January, 2010 SHEEP TAGGING PLANS WELCOMED BY LABOUR Commenting on the sheep tagging announcement by the Scottish Government today, Scottish Labour’s Rural Development spokesperson Karen Gillon said: “There will no doubt be a sigh of relief from sheep farmers who have been worried […]