News archive from 21 November 2016

Scotland faces fresh austerity drive as more cuts planned

Scotland is facing a fresh wave of austerity with more than £180 million of cuts set to hit jobs and frontline services, council leaders have warned. The situation is now “worrying and stark” for local services, as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Brian Monteith: Autumn Statement could define UK and Brexit

The Autumn Statement could be a defining moment for the Tories, the UK and Brexit, writes Brian Monteith There are moments in politics that define a person, a party or a period that then becomes the accepted narrative, the perceived reality for at...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Politics
 

Lip service! Laura Whitmore matches her lipstick to quirky clutch bag as she wows in flirty black dress at...

She was recently eliminated from Strictly Come Dancing.  Yet Laura Whitmore is taking her loss in her stride, as she returned to the social scene once more, this time heading to the BAFTA British Academy Children's Awards in London on Sunday night. ...

 

Crime novels are voted the nation's favourite books

It is the genre that has turned the likes of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Val McDermid into household names in Scotland. Now crime novels have come out well on top in a survey of the nation’s reading habits - revealed to coincide with the annual...

 

Brian Ferguson: Heart-warming times for Scottish arts world

Heart-warming times for the Scottish arts world as keyprojects get the go-ahead, writes Brian Ferguson The next time I hear any grumbles about austerity measures hitting the Scottish arts world it will be hard to avoid recalling the events that have...

 

Lesley Riddoch: Monarch of the Glen a real opportunity

Plans to save the picture for the nation don’t have to reinforce its image as the preserve of the elite, writes Lesley Riddoch Is it really a cause for universal celebration that The Monarch of the Glen is likely to be saved for Scotland at the...

 

Crime tops poll of Scots’ favourite reading habits

It is the genre that has turned the likes of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Val McDermid into household names in Scotland. Now crime novels have come out well on top in a survey of the nation’s reading habits – revealed to coincide with the annual...

 

Communist Party of Britain Congress: Workers ‘must fight for a people’s exit from EU’

Working class must raise its voice to leave all-powerful single market by Ben Cowles at Ruskin House WORKERS must campaign hard to ensure a “people’s exit” from the European Union, Communist Party general secretary Rob Griffiths told the party’s 54th...

 

Ministers push bit-by-bit sell-off of Network Rail

Transport workers will ‘do everything in their power’ to stop deadly privatisation THE government is planning piecemeal privatisation of Network Rail, the publicly owned body responsible for the maintenance and repair of Britain’s rail...

 

No state help will see North Sea oil collapse

Unions call for part-nationalisation of industry MINISTERS must part-nationalise North Sea oil and gas infrastructure or risk the collapse of the industry, workers warn today. A new study of more than 800 offshore workers found that just 55 per cent...

 

Peru: Obama continues to push TPP deal

Leaders express support for controversial deal at Lima summit LEADERS of Pacific countries meeting in Peru on Saturday defended free trade deals that US president-elect Donald Trump has vowed to axe. The 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation...

 

Iraq: Shi’ite militia ‘pose threat’ to Turk minority in Tal Afar

TURKEY demanded yesterday that Iraqi troops halt operations to close the Isis escape route from the besieged city of Mosul. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin called on Turkey’s Nato ally the United States to force the Iraqi army...

 

Syria: Insurgents open fire on protest in east Aleppo killing 27

TERRORISTS massacred 27 people in the east of Aleppo on Saturday after hundreds of civilians protested against the rebel blockade of exit routes. Local sources and the Russian Defence Ministry — whose troops are monitoring humanitarian corridors —...

 

Clear thinking needed on Brexit

JEREMY CORBYN today warns business chiefs that the Establishment is driving working people into the arms of the far right by clinging to a failed economic model. The Labour leader is correct to point to the EU referendum result and the victory of...

 

A life dedicated to the cause of socialism

The remarkable life of GORDON NASH, a peace activist, trade unionist, Morning Star volunteer and devoted Communist MARXISTS maintain that history is made not by the great and the good but by ordinary — and extraordinary — people joining together in...

 


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