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Brexit means what? Time for the metaphors to stop

Brexit means what? Time for the metaphors to stop

Like the thin twig of peace, the Brexit metaphor has been stretched to breaking point. It should be taken round the back of the paragraph and quietly put out of its misery. Since Britain voted to leave the European Union, politicians and commentators hav

BBC, today, 11:49
 
Dundee academics warn UK minister of Brexit impact on university

Dundee academics warn UK minister of Brexit impact on university

Dundee academics have warned a Conservative minister of the damage leaving the EU could do to the university. Robin Walker, a Brexit minister for the UK Government, met staff at the school of life sciences on Thursday. Chiefs at the university have grave

The Courier, today, 11:36
 
Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Brexit transition must end by 2022, says Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said any "transitional deal" in the immediate period after Brexit must end by the time of the next general election. He said there must be "business as usual, life as normal" for Britons as the UK...

BBC, today, 09:32
 

The Week Unwrapped podcast 27: Plunging fertility, Esperanto and AI

Olly Mann joins The Week's Arion McNicoll, Rebecca Gillie and Cameron Tait to debate what matters from the past seven days. You can subscribe to The Week Unwrapped on iTunes, SoundCloud or wherever you get your podcasts. It is produced by Matt Hill and t

The Week, today, 08:45
 
Tay Cities Deal ‘won’t be signed off before 2018’

Tay Cities Deal ‘won’t be signed off before 2018’

Tayside will have to wait until next year before landing what could be a £1bn-plus boost from the long-awaited city deal. Lord Duncan, the UK minister, said officials are turning their focus on the Tay Cities Deal after the Edinburgh version was complete

The Courier, today, 07:43
 
Pollsters believe the SNP have something in common with the Bornean orangutan - they are on brink of extinction

Pollsters believe the SNP have something in common with the Bornean orangutan - they are on brink of...

What’s the SNP got in common with the Bornean orangutan and the Giant Otter? Well, if you believe some accounts, all three are practically extinct. Unionists are gleeful over claims from pollsters Populus that Nicola Sturgeon’s party are on the “brink of

Daily Record, today, 06:37
 
Being denied treatment is a shoddy way to treat an armed forces hero of ours

Being denied treatment is a shoddy way to treat an armed forces hero of ours

Callum Brown had his legs blown off while serving with 
the British Army. But now he’s being denied the best care available in our United Kingdom – because he’s Scottish. It’s a scandal that this brave soldier is being refused treatment in England, 
wher

Daily Record, today, 06:37
 
Brexit: David Davis plays down trade talks delay claims

Brexit: David Davis plays down trade talks delay claims

Brexit Secretary David Davis is confident negotiations will continue as planned after reports that Brussels may delay trade talks because of a lack of progress on the "divorce" settlement. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier had wanted...

BBC, yesterday, 16:43
 
Patrick O'Flynn quits UKIP front bench over party's direction

Patrick O'Flynn quits UKIP front bench over party's direction

A leading member of UKIP has resigned from the party's front bench for the second time, saying he is worried about the direction the party is taking. Patrick O'Flynn, who is standing down as economics spokesman, claims the "centrist...

BBC, yesterday, 12:51
 
‘Damning’ report warns NHS in danger of not having enough staff to cope

‘Damning’ report warns NHS in danger of not having enough staff to cope

Ministers and health chiefs are not prepared for the spiralling workforce crisis in the NHS, warns the public spending watchdog. Tayside was singled out by the Auditor General Caroline Gardner for approaching the tightening staff squeeze with a huge over

The Courier, yesterday, 09:04
 
Even dogs in the street know welfare system is broken as more and more get sick of callous Tories

Even dogs in the street know welfare system is broken as more and more get sick of callous Tories

Even the dogs in the street know the UK welfare system is broken. How else can anyone explain the harrowing experience suffered by Pauline Pike? The 59-year-old has serious health problems – including suffering a stroke six weeks ago – yet she has been c

Daily Record, yesterday, 06:49
 
SNP slammed for sneaking out critical report on their education policy

SNP slammed for sneaking out critical report on their education policy

The SNP were slammed yesterday for sneaking out 
a critical report on their education policy by a panel of international experts 
they set up. The Scottish Government’s International Council of Education Advisers 
told Education Secretary John Swinney to

Daily Record, yesterday, 06:49
 
TrumpWatch: If you haven’t watched this speech yet, don’t

TrumpWatch: If you haven’t watched this speech yet, don’t

With the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday and Republicans in the House advancing a health bill by a large margin on Tuesday, you may have missed one of Trump’s most disastrous – and awkward – blunders of late On Monday, President Trum

The Courier, Wednesday, 21:48
 
Former MP Stewart Jackson hired as Brexit adviser

Former MP Stewart Jackson hired as Brexit adviser

Former MP Stewart Jackson has been hired as a special adviser and chief of staff to Brexit Secretary David Davis. Mr Jackson, who lost his Peterborough seat at the general election, will join Mr Davis' team at the Department for Exiting the European Unio

BBC, Wednesday, 18:50
 
Donald Trump bans transgender people from US military, blaming 'medical costs and disruption'

Donald Trump bans transgender people from US military, blaming 'medical costs and disruption'

Donald Trump has declared transgender people are not welcome to serve in any capacity in the US military. It's not known whether President Trump's decision will affect the estimated 15,000 transgender people already serving openly in the US military. The

Daily Record, Wednesday, 18:12
 


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