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PMQs: May and Corbyn clash over NHS 'emergency'

PMQs: May and Corbyn clash over NHS 'emergency'

Theresa May has defended the government's record on the NHS during fiery exchanges with Jeremy Corbyn. After the Labour leader said the government had left the NHS in a "state of emergency", the prime minister said his party would...

BBC, today, 13:27
 

Business rates revision prompts calls for rethink

Changes to rates in some cases have been welcomed by business leaders, but have failed to silence doubts over the system as a whole, writes Emma Newlands. After a widespread outcry in response to changes in business rates announced in December’s draft bu

Scotsman, today, 10:35
 

Nicola Sturgeon: Dont call second referendum indyref2!

The First Minister has told top advisors not to refer to a second independence referendum as ‘indyref2. 200 Voices: find out more about the people who have shaped Scotland Nicola Sturgeon wants to move away from the term as a description for a new vote o

Scotsman, today, 09:18
 

Tributes to be paid to campaigner Gordon Aikman at Holyrood

MSPs will pay tribute to motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman as his legacy is remembered at Holyrood. DOWNLOAD THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS APP ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY 200 Voices: find out more about the people who have shaped Scotland A

Scotsman, today, 09:18
 
SNP ministers spend £250k on fancy cars while telling voters to use public transport

SNP ministers spend £250k on fancy cars while telling voters to use public transport

SNP ministers spent almost £250,000 of public money hiring cars last year while encouraging voters to use public transport. The Scottish Government spent £243,491 on private hire vehicles – up fivefold from £46,081 in 2010-11. The official Government Car

Daily Record, today, 09:15
 

Scott Macnab: Indyref2 poses new arguments

Scotland’s political landscape has changed since 2014 and both sides must adapt to this, says Scott Macnab. The prospect of a second independence referendum will come to a head over the coming weeks as Scotland’s party conference season gets under way. N

Scotsman, today, 08:18
 

Westminster repair costs ‘could increase’

A multi-billion-pound scheme to repair the Palace of Westminster could cost more than current estimates, the Clerk of the House of Commons has said. David Natzler said there are “known unknowns” in the Houses of Parliament, which faces a growing risk of

Scotsman, today, 07:47
 

Let Scotland take more child migrants, MPs to be told

Scottish local authorities want to take more unaccompanied child refugees from camps in Europe, the children’s commissioner for Scotland will tell MPs today. Tam Baillie criticised the Home Office decision to cap the number of lone children brought to th

Scotsman, today, 07:38
 

Bank of England forecasts remain flawed, MPs told

The Bank of England will fail to forecast the next financial crisis despite having learned from its “Michael Fish” moment, MPs have been told. Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee, served notice on “unrealistic expectations”

Scotsman, today, 07:14
 
Scots feel betrayed after Brexit lies, says Joan McAlphine

Scots feel betrayed after Brexit lies, says Joan McAlphine

Are you a Scot who voted leave in the EU referendum? That puts you in a minority north of the border. But take heart, because you have never been more in demand – at least with the Tories. None of them can make a speech these days without mentioning you.

Daily Record, today, 06:37
 
SNP U-turn on business rates leaves bosses thrilled

SNP U-turn on business rates leaves bosses thrilled

The bosses of 9500 Scots firms breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the SNP did a U-turn on business rates. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announced he had
 found an extra £44.6million to 
limit the impact of massive increases for some businesses. T

Daily Record, today, 06:37
 
Politicians need to act and sort out ticket touts - Record View

Politicians need to act and sort out ticket touts - Record View

Greedy ticket touts need to know their days are numbered. Sellers like Thomas Craig are being weeded out and shamed for preying on real fans. Craig, a former coach for the SFA, makes thousands of pounds a year, drives a flash car and doesn’t seem too bot

Daily Record, today, 06:37
 

Chris Marshall: Patience of child abuse survivors is wearing thin

After lurching between controversy and crisis for much of 2016, Scotland’s child abuse inquiry appeared to have entered a period of relative calm under the leadership of judge Lady Smith. That was brought to an abrupt end yesterday with the news that Gle

Scotsman, today, 06:28
 

Leader comment: timing crucial on EU decision

When former prime minister Tony Blair made his ill-advised and damaging foray in to the Brexit debate by saying, among other things, that the context for the pro-Scottish independence case is “much more credible” after the Brexit vote, First Minister Nic

Scotsman, today, 06:28
 

Leader comment: Abuse inquiry has no need of another panel member

The Scottish child abuse inquiry has not had its troubles to seek. It was always a difficult ask. The public were horrified, quite rightly, by the revelations about Jimmy Savile, and not just the way he was able to prey on vulnerable people as he went ab

Scotsman, today, 06:28
 


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