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Labour health spokesperson Jackie Baillie has been accused of making claims against an NHS hospital for which there was no proof.

Speaking at the Labour conference yesterday, Ms Baillie claimed that in one Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospital patients had been forced to “share blankets” because of cuts.

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Speaking at the Lib Dem Scottish conference in Inverness yesterday in front of just 300 Lib Dem delegates, Scottish secretary of state Michael Moore declared his “frustration” with the Scottish government’s timetable for the independence referendum, and said that he wanted the vote to be held next year.  This is a reversal of the position of the Lib Dems prior to the May 2010 Scottish elections, when the party refused to hold a vote at all, Mr Moore now wants the vote to be held as soon as possible.

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In her speech to Labour’s Scottish conference in Dundee, Johann Lamont has called on the party to “stop apologising for the mistakes of the past”, and urged party members to start fighting for Scotland.

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Speaking at the Labour party’s Scottish conference in Dundee’s Caird Hall today, Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to launch an attack on First Minister Alex Salmond, claiming that the policies of the SNP government in Scotland are leading to more Scots losing their jobs. 

With Labour trailing the SNP in the polls, and the local elections looming, Mr Miliband’s speech will argue that at a time when the economy is “not working for the working people of our country”, Alex Salmond’s administration at Holyrood is “leaving more Scots out of work”.

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The Scottish Labour party has been rocked after schoolgirl sex allegations were levelled against head-butt MP Eric Joyce.

According to the Daily Record, the disgraced Labour MP had an affair with a seventeen year old schoolgirl he befriended after she volunteered to help out with his 2010 election campaign.

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Humza Yousaf, the SNP’s youngest MSP, has welcomed strong support for the extension of voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds from Louise MacDonald, chief executive of the Young Scot organisation.

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Since the announcement that Scotland’s independence referendum will be held in autumn 2014, the Scottish public has been subjected to a barrage of negative campaigning from the anti-independence parties and have witnessed Westminster attempts to sieze control of the referendum and bounce the Scottish Parliament into an earlier date.  Now a leading academic has warned that such an approach is counter-productive, and may have the unforeseen consequence of “annoying” Scots into voting for independence.