THE election of Jim Murphy as the new Scottish Labour leader will galvanise support for the SNP among the country's minority voters, Asian political activists have predicted.
SCOTTISH Labour's brief period of unity has ended after the former spokesman for Jim Murphy's defeated rival accused the new leader of "abandoning truth" and "making stuff up" about Scottishness.
The SNP has attacked the Conservative- Liberal Democrat Coalition over figures which suggest more Scottish children at risk of living in poverty.
VOTERS in Scotland would be more likely to back Labour if the party committed to a left-wing agenda of bringing the railways and utility firms back into public ownership, a survey has found.
ONE of Scotland's most deprived local authorities has made a formal bid to increase its council tax without facing Government sanctions.