NICOLA Sturgeon is "in the process" of becoming an accredited living wage employer, after it emerged that she had not personally signed up to a flagship scheme she has promoted relentlessly since becoming First Minister.
FORMER Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has admitted that the SNP did not allow prisoners to vote in the independence referendum because the party feared "lurid headlines" in the run up to the crucial vote.
PROFESSIONAL football clubs are exploiting the dreams of children as young as 10 by tying them to binding legal agreements and treating them as financial commodities, Scotland's champion of young people's rights has warned.
THE estimated £17 million annual cost of an SNP plan to keep serious criminals in jail for longer will be paid for by reducing the number of small-time offenders put behind bars, Scotland's Justice Secretary has suggested.
SNP plans to restrict the automatic early release of criminals serving long-term jail sentences will cost the taxpayer an extra £17 million a year and see the prison population swell by hundreds of inmates.
NEW powers for Holyrood proposed by the Smith Commission risk forcing Scotland into a "self-perpetuating cycle of economic decline" which could leave the country in a worse position that Greece, according to respected academics.