News archive from 5 March 2013, page 5

Prime Minister dismisses call for welfare cuts

Downing Street has dismissed a call from Defence Secretary Philip Hammond for welfare to bear a greater share of austerity pain. The Prime Minister’s spokesman insisted the benefits bill would not be up for grabs in negotiations over the 2015-16...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

Top Catholic school for Cleggs’ son

Nick and Miriam Clegg are sending their eldest son to a highly rated state Catholic school, it was announced yesterday. Antonio, 11, will start at the London Oratory, which two of Tony Blair’s children attended – in September. Mr Clegg is an atheist,...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

Disabled workers’ job woes revealed

DISABLED workers are significantly more likely to be insulted, ridiculed or intimidated at work than their non-disabled colleagues, researchers said. People with physical or psychological disabilities or long-term illness were more likely to be given...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

Civil servants vote to strike over pay

The government is facing a strike by civil servants after they voted in favour of industrial action over pay, pensions and working conditions. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union backed walkouts by 61 per cent and other forms of...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 
Miners’ strike convictions review demanded

Miners’ strike convictions review demanded

HOLYROOD is to consider a demand to review miners' strike convictions from the bitter 1980s dispute over pit closures. The move follows the news that justice secretary Kenny MacAskill refused to review the criminal records of almost 500 pitworkers...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
Scotland to keep Royal Marines base in Arbroath

Scotland to keep Royal Marines base in Arbroath

ROYAL Marines are to remain in Arbroath, it will be announced today, in the government's military base review - which will include a £100m investment in Scotland. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will reveal what is a U-turn, as it had been widely...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 

Cardinal O’Brien told to say sorry to gay people

cARDINAL Keith O'Brien should apologise to gay people for the "vicious and cruel" things he has said about them, a leading gay-rights group has said. Ben Summerskill, chief executive of Stonewall, said his organisation noted “with sadness...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
Andrew Goudie: Just how free would we be?

Andrew Goudie: Just how free would we be?

Both sides agree the economy is the key issue in the independence referendum. How will independence or sticking with the Union impact on salaries, pensions and jobs? Few are better placed to answer these questions than Professor Andrew Goudie. How...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
Peter Jones: Social turmoil may spark revolution

Peter Jones: Social turmoil may spark revolution

Peter Jones writes that the current spiritual and political void may just play into the hands of pro-independence camp Human nature is to have goals and ambitions. For most people, targets of personal achievement are combined with aims for the society...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
The curious case of our Acts of Union

The curious case of our Acts of Union

The history of the UK is far more complicated than many realise or wish to acknowledge, writes David Torrance Unusually for a government document, the first half of the uninspiringly named Scotland analysis: Devolution and the implications of Scottish...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
Lack of Scots voice at MoD threatens case for Union

Lack of Scots voice at MoD threatens case for Union

IF THERE was one area of policy where, in theory at least, the "Better Together" message of those who wish to maintain Scotland's place in the Union is strongest it should be defence. A larger entity has more resources to spread around in...

Scotsman, 00:26 in Politics
 
Citigroup arbitration win in $4 billion Abu Dhabi case upheld

Citigroup arbitration win in $4 billion Abu Dhabi case upheld

U.S. District Judge George Daniels rejected arguments that the October 2011 ruling by an American Arbitration Association panel, which reviews international disputes, ignored applicable law and was "fundamentally unfair" by depriving the Abu...

Reuters, 00:29 in Business
 

Mancini set to be without Rodwell for up to four weeks after hamstring injury recurs to haunt City...

Roberto Mancini's relief at Manchester City keeping their slim hopes alive of retaining their Barclays Premier League title was tempered by another injury setback to Jack Rodwell.A first half goal from Carlos Tevez was sufficient to earn City a 1-0...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport
 

Just who is to blame for Mayweather's $200m superfight with Pacquiao not taking place? 50 Cent reveals all...

The question came out of left field but the recording artist known as 50 Cent took it head on.Did Floyd Mayweather duck Manny Pacquiao? "Yes,' said the rapper who was Mayweather's business partner during the brief period when a rock-solid...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport
 

Top-flight stars to swing in Sin City as Tevez, Rooney and Co are approached to play in Vegas golf tournament

The biggest names in the Barclays Premier League are being invited to play in a Ryder Cup-style golf competition between England and the Rest of the World in Las Vegas. The Professional Footballers Golf Tournament at the renowned Shadow Creek course...

Daily Mail, 00:34 in Sport
 


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