FUTURE oil revenue forecasts produced by the Scottish Government in the run-up to the independence referendum have been proven wildly optimistic, after it emerged that tax receipts were more than £1 billion lower than even the worst-case scenario presented to voters.
NICOLA Sturgeon has defended the Scottish Government's decision to drop the controversial proposal to abolish the centuries-old legal requirement of corroboration in criminal trials, insisting it was the "responsible and sensible thing" to do.
THE SNP has been accused of attempting to keep the public in the dark over the impact a declining oil price would have on a fiscally independent Scotland's finances, after it was confirmed that updated forecasts over North Sea tax revenues will not be published ahead of the General Election.
GORDON Brown has accused the Tories of "whipping up anti-Scottish feeling" and becoming the "party of English nationalism" in a crude bid to win votes, as he claimed that any form of post-election deal between Labour and the SNP would not happen.
JIM Murphy will today (thur) claim that there are just two weeks to save the UK state pension in Scotland, after Gordon Brown wrote to 350,000 households to warn that SNP plans for devo-max would mean savage cuts in public spending.
THE leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has said Nicola Sturgeon's refusal to rule out a second independence referendum before 2020 risks harming the Scottish economy as he urged people to "vote intelligently" next month to keep out the SNP.