THE crisis facing the North Sea oil and gas industry, with predictions of tens of thousands of job losses generated by the slump in the oil price, is "deeply worrying," a senior member of the Cabinet has admitted.
DAVID Cameron has insisted the fall in UK unemployment to below two million and the return to rising wages above inflation represent "an important moment for our country" as he warned Scottish voters not to vote SNP at the General Election because the Nationalists would do a deal to help Labour into power.
Trident will be a central issue in the General Election campaign in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has indicated, making clear that Labour's agreement not to renew the nuclear weapons system would be a pre-condition of any SNP deal to prop up a minority Miliband Government.
NICOLA Sturgeon has not ruled out the possibility that the SNP could take legal action to try to ensure the party, now the UK's third largest, gets a place in the important party leaders' debates on TV in the run-up to the General Election.
ALEX Salmond has been accused by Nick Clegg of "grandiose vanity" and interested not with voters' concerns but just "strutting his stuff" about the Westminster stage, in a highly personal attack on the former First Minister.