With the SNP soaring high in successive opinion polls and Scottish Labour seemingly facing electoral oblivion at the general election, Jim Murphy desperately needed to find an explosive new angle to fuel his campaign.
Dr Stuart Thomson is a Public Affairs Consultant with Bircham Dyson Bell and an honorary research fellow at the University of Aberdeen. It is not a case of the SNP doing well in the coming election. It is only a case of how well. The emphasis so far has been on how many seats the party could take from Labour but the Lib Dems are vulnerable too.
In Alex Salmond’s weekly column for The Press and Journal he talks up the Scottish NHS.
In Alex Salmond’s weekly column for The Press and Journal he gives us his own take on Andy Murray’s fiancee Kim Sears’ foul-mouthed outburst at the Australian Open. You can read his whole column today in The Press and Journal newspaper or by purchasing the All-Access Digital pack here.
In his second exclusive column for the Press and Journal, Alex Salmond discusses the "insanity" of selling milk at less than its cost of production.
It is the highlight of the Holyrood week and the chance for opposition leaders to hold the head of the Scottish Government to account.
Afew weeks ago, I was invited to attend a roundtable event with The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Kelvin. Arranged by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, the event focused on one key theme: devolution of further powers to the Scottish Parliament.
In the end it was no great surprise that East Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy decided to enter the race to become the next leader of the Scottish Labour Party and First Minister of Scotland.
As the Press and Journal campaign for fair energy prices gathers pace, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey outlines what the UK Government is doing to help consumers.
The seeds of the No victory were sown at the very moment that holding a referendum became inevitable.
Calum Ross, the Press and Journal’s UK political correspondent, looks at what the referendum result means for Westminster.
European Union membership is key for farmers voting in today's independence referendum.
The Press and Journal's Westminster correspondent Calum Ross writes about what Thursday's referendum means for Scotland and the UK in the long term...
Donnie Munro, the former lead singer of Runrig, has kept out of the debate over Scotland's future until now.
The battle for Scotland's future has entered the final straight.
As we enter the final phase of campaigning ahead of September's independence referendum, the political temperature is rising and with it criticism of high profile participants on both sides of the debate.
Calum Ross, the P&J's Westminster correspondent, outlines why September's referendum result may not be definitive.
Calum Ross, the P&J's Westminster correspondent, looks at the state of the coalition on the eve of the Queen's Speech.
Which do you prefer - to see Aberdeen's potholes fixed or have city streets blacked out at night because street lamps don't work?
What does the Kirk, meeting in General Assembly in Edinburgh today, have to say to the people of Scotland?
A90 Forth Road Bridge – High winds, All lanes restricted in both directions for up to 60 minutes http://t.co/fTjzj937As #TSIncident — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) April 30, 2014
Jeremy Paxman is quitting Newsnight. More to follow.
An emergency weight restriction has been placed on a bridge near Kingussie following inspection. Highland Council said the B970 Ruthven Bridge will be restricted to vehicles under three tonnes.