News archive from 19 June 2013

Scottish independence: Swinney’s pension promise

Scottish independence: Swinney’s pension promise

JOHN Swinney yesterday sought to defuse anxiety over the impact independence will have on pensions by insisting a so-called "triple lock" guarantee would remain intact if people vote Yes next year. The SNP finance secretary insisted at a...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish independence will ‘disrupt’ finance sector

Scottish independence will ‘disrupt’ finance sector

SCOTTISH Secretary Michael Moore last night warned that independence would disrupt the country's financial services. The Lib Dem used a keynote speech to business leaders to claim that there would be “huge implications” for Scotland’s financial sector...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Scottish crime at lowest levels since 1974

Scottish crime at lowest levels since 1974

CRIME has fallen to a 39-year low, with homicide, violence and possession of an offensive weapon all down sharply in Scotland. Police have also been more successful at investigating crimes, with 51 per cent “cleared up” – where there is enough...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Denis Edwards: Playing residency card weakens our hand

Denis Edwards: Playing residency card weakens our hand

Discrimination against EU students at Scottish universities does not sit well with Scotland's place in Europe, writes Denis Edwards In ITS recent intervention into the independence debate, the Universities Scotland umbrella body gave the impression of...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Leaders: Time to get personal to rein in bad bankers

Leaders: Time to get personal to rein in bad bankers

SINCE the banking crisis wreaked its havoc with this country's finances, shrinking our public services and heralding the age of austerity in which we now live, there has been much talk about changing the culture of the banking industry. We have heard...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Emma Cowing: Club’s mirror antics reflect badly on us all

Emma Cowing: Club’s mirror antics reflect badly on us all

IT HAS deleted its Facebook page and locked its Twitter account, but if you know where to look, you can still find images online of the two-way mirror installed by the Shimmy Club in Glasgow that allowed men to spy on women in the ladies toilets. The...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Natalie McGarry: Sell independence to all of society

Natalie McGarry: Sell independence to all of society

Yes campaign must reach out to the conservative element of the electorate, writes Natalie McGarry Trial lawyers know that expert witnesses can be found to attest any position that the prosecution or the defence wish to assert. This is because the law...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Eddie Barnes: Gauntlet thrown down on devolution

Eddie Barnes: Gauntlet thrown down on devolution

"TO a great extent," declared Gary Robinson, the leader of Shetland Council, "devolution stopped in Edinburgh." The Lerwick-based councillor was speaking on Monday, linked by the web, alongside fellow council chiefs from the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Barra Collins: A Union of convenience

Barra Collins: A Union of convenience

The desire for independence is not rational, but driven by the emotions and - like love - cannot be explained, writes Barra Collins As AN Irishman, albeit one that has lived in the UK for the past eight years, I find the argument that “Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
Allan Massie: Better by far to look to Europe

Allan Massie: Better by far to look to Europe

Clarke may struggle to convince Eurosceptics, but creation of the EU is one of the best things to have happened, says Allan Massie Ken Clarke has one great advantage over his colleagues in government: experience. He has been there a long time. He is...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 
ITV2 commissions second series by STV

ITV2 commissions second series by STV

ANALYSTS think shares in STV are undervalued by more than 75 per cent after the Glasgow-based broadcaster yesterday won a contract to supply a second series of comedy entertainment show Fake Reaction to ITV2. Host Matt Edmondson and regular team...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Carney appoints Charlotte Hogg to Bank of England

Carney appoints Charlotte Hogg to Bank of England

INCOMING Bank of England governor Mark Carney yesterday began shaping his team by appointing Santander executive Charlotte Hogg to the newly-created post of chief operating officer. Hogg, the daughter of former Conservative agriculture minister...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Downturn ‘atomising’ small Scots construction firms

Downturn ‘atomising’ small Scots construction firms

THE downturn in the construction industry has "atomised" the small-to-medium sized building sector in Scotland as larger family owned businesses fail and are replaced by newer but smaller companies, the trade body for sector has warned. The...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
EasyJet on collision course for row with Stelios

EasyJet on collision course for row with Stelios

BUDGET airline EasyJet has set itself on course for another row with founder and major shareholder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou after ordering 135 Airbus jets worth more than £7 billion. Stelios, who together with his family owns almost 37 per cent of the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Moody’s slashes mutual bank’s rating again

Co-operative Bank has suffered a fresh credit rating downgrade, just a day after its parent company unveiled a £1.5 billion rescue plan. Moody’s Investor Service, which last month downgraded the Co-op’s debt to “junk” status, lowered its rating on the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 


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