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Labour losing ground to Tories in ‘left-behind’ towns as it gains in cities

Labour losing ground to Tories in ‘left-behind’ towns as it gains in cities

Labour is losing ground to the Tories in Britain’s “left behind” towns and increasingly becoming the party of major cities, according to a new study of the UK’s fracturing political landscape. Analysis by Professor Will Jennings of the University of...

Guardian, today, 02:56
 
Welsh communities secretary quits over allegations about ‘personal conduct’

Welsh communities secretary quits over allegations about ‘personal conduct’

Wales’s cabinet secretary for communities and children has stepped down amid allegations about his “personal conduct”. Carl Sargeant, the assembly member for Alyn and Deeside, said in a statement that he had met the first minister, Carwyn Jones, on...

Guardian, today, 02:09
 
Labour to address lack of diversity in British film with new tax relief rules

Labour to address lack of diversity in British film with new tax relief rules

Labour has drawn up plans that would force film production companies to ensure gender equality and diversity on set, following fresh evidence of the slow pace of change in the movie industry. Under a future Labour government, the party announcedon...

Guardian, today, 00:50
 

Euan McColm: Corbyn’s immutable logic against Syria strikes

Jeremy Corbyn’s position on allied strikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria surely confirms the deeply held convictions of both his most loyal supporters and his fiercest opponents. To those signed up to the Corbyn project, the Labour...

Scotsman, today, 00:47
 

Rail policing merger report raises new fears over safety

The merger of British Transport Police (BTP) with Police Scotland risks creating life-threatening safety issues and will cost up to an extra £500,000 per officer, a damning new document says. A paper drawn up by the British Transport Police...

Scotsman, today, 00:47
 

Dani Garavelli: Time has come, but Ruth doesn’t realise it

Being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 is a double-edged sword for Ruth Davidson. On the one hand, it must be flattering to find herself described as “refreshing and rambunctious”, even if the judgment comes courtesy of...

Scotsman, today, 00:47
 

Veteran anarchist spearheading plans to revive celebrated Scottish football team

Its pedigree is almost unrivalled in the pantheon of British sport, producing no fewer than 53 professionals, including six Scotland internationalists and four FA Cup winners, from a remote bolthole in the coalfields of Ayrshire. Now, nearly 90 years...

Scotsman, today, 00:47
 
Safeguards for social media ‘inadequate’, says Jeremy Hunt

Safeguards for social media ‘inadequate’, says Jeremy Hunt

The health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a blistering attack on Sunday on social media companies for “turning a blind eye” to emotional problems and mental health damage suffered by children who have uncontrolled access to their online platforms. In...

Guardian, today, 00:30
 
Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections

Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections

Government plans that will force people to prove their identities at polling stations in May’s local elections risk disenfranchising members of ethnic minority communities, according to a leaked letter to ministers from the equality and human rights...

Guardian, today, 00:24
 

Jackie Baillie: Don’t let the SNP lose grip on GDP growth

I remember the scenes in Portugal and Greece during the financial crisis. The queues of workers on the streets of Athens, desperate to withdraw their money from collapsing banks. The young men and women marching through the streets of Lisbon,...

Scotsman, today, 00:08
 

Was Margaret Thatcher really part of team that invented Mr Whippy?

Very little connected to Margaret Thatcher's legacy comes without an argument. The claim by the bishop of London in his funeral address that the former scientist was "part of the team that invented Mr Whippy ice-cream" is no exception. The...

Guardian, yesterday, 22:01
 
Price comparison site data may have been used by Leave.EU

Price comparison site data may have been used by Leave.EU

Personal information gathered from price comparison websites may have been used without people’s knowledge or consent by pro-Brexit campaigners in the European referendum. An ex-director of Cambridge Analytica told parliament last week that she...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:28
 

Vince Cable: SNP should put national interest before ‘narrow party advatantage’

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has urged the SNP to put the “wider national interest” before “narrow party advantage” and back proposals for another Brexit referendum. His party wants a public vote once the terms of the UK’s departure from...

Scotsman, yesterday, 20:57
 

Who's who in Gordon Brown's government?

Prime minister Gordon Brown Leader of the Commons Harriet Harman Business secretary and first secretary of state Lord Mandelson Chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling Foreign secretary David Miliband Justice secretary Jack Straw Home...

Guardian, yesterday, 20:53
 

Carwyn Jones to step down as Welsh First Minister

Carwyn Jones has announced he is to stand down as the Welsh First Minister in the autumn. The 51-year-old former barrister, from Swansea, made the announcement at the Welsh Labour conference in Llandudno on Saturday. Earlier, Swansea East MP Carolyn...

Scotsman, yesterday, 16:37
 


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