With a small c. Which means that the beneficiaries of theis small-c timidity are the Scottish Labour Party. All of these efforts have been rejected. M&S shoppers can book timed slots to do their food shop as new lockdown looms - while Primark boss demands... Cleaned out! Jennifer Dempsie, a senior figure behind-the-scenes in the SNP and the independence movement, told the Press and Journal she would seek to be the party’s candidate in Aberdeenshire East next year. On the list, 35% of men voted for the SNP, but only 27% of women. (2020). Or, you know, not... Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He said: 'For many months now, and on the advice of senior counsel, I have attempted to persuade the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government that she is behaving unlawfully in the application of a complaints procedure, introduced by her more than three years after I left office. Despite the fact that the party itself has honoured or at least admired warrior queens (in the members' estimation) such as Winnie Ewing, Margo MacDonald and even Nicola Sturgeon, the fact remains that women are much less likely to support the SNP than men and, furthermore, this gender gap causes the party some problems. She helped run several election campaigns, was public relations manager for the pro-independence Yes campaign in the run-up to last year’s referendum, and is a former associate director at global communications agency Weber Shandwick. That's what it's there for. Mr Salmond will stand down as Aberdeenshire East MSP next year following his election as the MP for Gordon in May. Organisers of Subsea Expo have opted to postpone the 2021 showcase due to the recent tightening of Covid-19 restrictions. But the downside is that they're also conservative. Jennifer Dempsie, a former Salmond SpAd, recently had a piece in Scotland on Sunday addressing this very issue. Panic-buyers are faced with EMPTY shelves after Tesco customers wrestle for bargains in chiller... Kourtney Kardashian is SLAMMED for 'utterly unacceptable' Instagram post promoting a conspiracy theory that... Nearly half of all coronavirus patients in some hospitals caught the illness AFTER being admitted, new... Navy cut cigarettes! But the problem is that, as a nationalist party, the SNP is inevitably big on concepts and thunderous political rhetoric and dreaming big dreams and all the rest of it. Revealing her bid last night, Ms Dempsie said: “It has been an honour to be encouraged to stand in Aberdeenshire East and after careful consideration, last week I confirmed to the SNP constituency association that I will take part in the selection process for the Scottish Parliament election in 2016.”. 'If the Court of Session finds in my favour then the administration at the senior levels of the Scottish Government will have the most serious questions to answer. 'In my opinion and for whatever reason the Permanent Secretary has decided to mount a process against me using an unlawful procedure which she herself introduced. Number of North Sea reverse takeover candidates has ‘diminished significantly’, OGUK plans medical review to limit workers with heart conditions going offshore, Continuing development of decommissioning at Lerwick, Well decommissioning campaigns a ‘massive opportunity’, OGA says. Decommissioning – what’s the state of play? Lockdown in Scotland: Will Sturgeon hit the brakes? Assessing schoolchildren's exposure to air pollution during the daily commute - A systematic review. As Lallands Peat Worrier reminded us: On the constituency ballot, 41% of the male electorate supported the SNP, compared to only 32% of women voters. 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The 63-year-old last night issued a statement denying the accusations, adding he had launched a judicial review challenging the legality of the Scottish Government's investigation. 'I have tried everything, including offers of conciliation, mediation and legal arbitration to resolve these matters both properly and amicably. Adopting a campaign approach to well decommissioning in the UK North Sea is the way forward, according to the sector’s regulator. The dramatic fall in the oil price at the start of the year has accelerated decisions by some operators to move to cessation of production, with announcements from Premier on Balmoral and Enquest on Thistle, Heather, Deveron and Broom. BREAKING NEWS: Joe Biden says 'it ain't over till every vote is counted, we're going to win this' despite... 'This is my son, Beau, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate': Joe confuses his two granddaughters and... 'Is this a free country if you're too scared to express your views?' Until then I am bound to say nothing which would impinge on the court proceedings. She added: “Alex Salmond will be greatly missed in the Scottish Parliament. I have not been allowed to see the evidence. Alex Salmond is accused of sexually assaulting two staff members while he was Scotland's First Minister. Roll on Holyrood 2011. The Bravo platform originally operated as a manned facility, but was converted to an NUI in 2001 and the redundant platform accommodation was not suitable for remanning. 'This is a procedure so unjust that even now I have not been allowed to see and therefore to properly challenge the case against me. 'I will let a real court decide whether it was lawful for her to do so.'. Real beats virtual: Subsea Expo postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Mr Salmond said he now plans to take the Scottish Government to court over the allegations, which he described last night as 'patently ridiculous'. © Aberdeen Journals Ltd 2020. UK records 20,018 new Covid cases - 12% FEWER than last Tuesday - but... Nobody counted the cost: Robert Jenrick is forced to admit there was NO full report made on the economic... Rishi Sunak is being 'bounced' by the Prime Minster into extending the furlough scheme package after... TONY BLAIR: How we can - and MUST- make this the last lockdown Britain has to face. 'The procedure as put into operation by the Permanent Secretary is grossly unfair and therefore inevitably will lead to prejudicial outcomes. Her conclusions and recommendations are hardly surprising: more women in high-profile positions, a softening of language and the political rhetoric that many women (and men!) “He has served his constituents with passion and diligence both as their MSP and as first minister, which he is of course continuing for them at Westminster. How to survive nightmare before christmas: As Lockdown 2.0 threatens to sink the economy... here's our... 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Then again, the SNP's signature policy - independence - is a radical proposal that also frightens some people. The predecessor seat, Gordon, was held by the Liberal Democrats until Mr Salmond’s victory in 2007. Tucker Carlson says polls have... Conservative pundits blast liberal media for writing off Trump and say average Americans are 'fed up' with... America (and the world) holds its breath: Millions vote to deliver their verdict on the most divisive ever... Could heated talk over the dinner table become a HATE CRIME? Senior service bans smoking on board vessels from January. In one sense this is admirable: as the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey reported last year women are more sceptical of government than men and, hence, more sensible. That is, I think, just the way it is. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. For as little as £5.99 a month you can access all of our content, including Premium articles. Scottish Labour is a security blanket and the electorate is Linus. (Again, there are obviously exceptions to this; again we're talking in probabilities and generalities). The Scottish Government said it could not comment on the claims 'for legal reasons'. 10 August 2010, 12:00am ... Jennifer Dempsie, a former Salmond SpAd, ... Salmond can do the retail side of politics. Dr Jennifer Ann Salmond MA(1st Class) (University of Oxford), MSc (University of Birmingham), PhD (University of British Columbia) ... Gao, J., & Salmond, J. Even if you ignore the bloody Braveheart wing of the party, the intellectual, cost-benefit analysis types within the SNP are ascetic number-crunchers, not the type of retail politicians best suited to the age. A former aide to Alex Salmond has launched a bid to succeed her old boss in his north-east seat at Holyrood, it can be revealed. However, the force said it was 'not going to comment on whether an inquiry is ongoing'. Politicians and scientists call for action on deficiency amid pandemic. Should you take a voucher? He stepped down seven years later in the wake of the 2014 independence referendum defeat. 'It is therefore with great reluctance that I have today launched a judicial review in the Court of Session which will decide the issue of the lawfulness of the procedure which has been used against me. People are sharing adorable photos of their dogs wearing 'I Voted' stickers,... Are infections ALREADY flattening? That's what it believes in. find off-putting , more focus on health and education (both subject to major SNP pushes in 2007) and so on. Alex Salmond is at the centre of extraordinary allegations that he sexually assaulted two staff members while he was First Minister. • Jennifer Dempsie is an SNP adviser and former special adviser to First Minister Alex Salmond. Mr Salmond is accused of carrying out the assaults at his official residence in 2013 while he was still in office. 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