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  By a Newsnet reporter
 
Attempts by some to make identity a central issue of the debate on Scotland's future have been condemned by the SNP.
 
The party, which is spearheading the drive towards a Yes vote in September's referendum, has slammed what it says is a move by some in the media to "foster division".

  By Sean Martin
 
The UK Government has been criticised for failing to live up to a pre-election pledge to visit Holyrood on a more regular basis – after Home Office representatives refused to appear before a Scottish Parliament committee.
 
As part of the European and External Relations Committee’s inquiry into independence, the Home Office was invited to send delegates to give evidence on citizenship and immigration.

By Martin Kelly

The Scottish National Party has raised concerns over reports that security at Britain's nuclear power stations is being breached eight times every month.

An investigation by the Sunday Post revealed there had been almost 400 security breaches at nuclear power plants in the UK since 2010.

  By Martin Kelly
 
A Scottish Labour MP has suffered an embarrassing slap-down by his own party after he called on bedroom tax arrears to be written off and for payments to be re-funded to tenants.
 
Ian Davidson was left red-faced after his call for the pledge was rejected by colleague Stephen Timms, Shadow Minister of State for Employment.

  By a Newsnet reporter
 
A Scottish Labour MP who was one of forty seven Labour MPs who failed to turn up for a crucial vote on the Bedroom Tax, has admitted the mass absence was a mistake.
 
Airdrie and Shotts MP Pamela Nash - who was one of ten Scottish Labour MPs criticised for the No show in November - made the admission during a debate held in Westminster on Thursday into the effects of the policy in Scotland.

  By Martin Kelly
 
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has been challenged to withdraw claims relating to waiting times in the Scottish NHS after official figures showed her to be wrong.
 
In heated exchanges during today's First Minister's Questions, the Labour MSP accused the SNP of having presided over the "worst ever statistics" for Accident and Emergency waiting times.

  By a Newsnet reporter
 
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has been left facing embarrassment after his Tory coalition partners launched a poster campaign promising an in/out referendum on EU membership.
 
On Friday the Conservative party announced it is to launch a poster campaign aimed at preventing Eurosceptic Tories from moving to UKIP.

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