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'I'm hard-left, hard-remain': grassroots bid for Labour Brexit seachange

'I'm hard-left, hard-remain': grassroots bid for Labour Brexit seachange

Few people in Labour have heard of Michael Chessum, the self-described “hard-left, hard-remain” campaigner, who concedes he is an unusual frontman for a campaign that could transform the Labour party’s Brexit policy. “Last year the faces were Chuka...

Guardian, 3 min. ago
 
'Seven in 10' EU workers in UK would be barred under Brexit proposals

'Seven in 10' EU workers in UK would be barred under Brexit proposals

The majority of EU workers in the UK would not be eligible to work in the country following Brexit if they were subject to proposals put forward by the government’s chief migration advisers, analysis by a leading leftwing thinktank shows. EU citizens...

Guardian, 3 min. ago
 
NHS Tayside exodus as five board members reveal departure since end of June

NHS Tayside exodus as five board members reveal departure since end of June

Five members of Tayside’s health board have stepped down within three months, it has emerged. All of those departures involve non-executive personnel, who are appointed by the Scottish Government to hold NHS bosses to account. The Health Secretary is...

The Courier, 21 min. ago
 

Glasgow top of UK city list for growth in hotel industry

The hotel sector in Glasgow is growing faster than in any other UK city, as the average cost for an overnight stay climbed 7.5 per cent in the first half of the year. Accountancy firm PwC’s latest hotels forecast reported the average daily rate in...

Scotsman, today, 06:11
 

‘Tough action’ needed to grow sluggish Scottish economy

Scottish productivity is currently 20 per cent lower than the top-performing countries in the OECD, according to a new report. The Fraser of Allander report, which was commissioned by law firm Shepherd & Wedderburn, says businesses and policy...

Scotsman, today, 06:06
 

Scotland target for superfast broadband by 2021 ‘difficult’

Scotland’s public spending watchdog has warned that ministers’ pledge for superfast broadband coverage across the country by 2021 will be “difficult” to deliver. An Auditor General report found further investment may be needed on top of the initial...

Scotsman, today, 06:06
 

Love letters to be sent from Edinburgh’s Hogmanay before Brexit

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will become a European love-in to mark the last festivities before Brexit is due to take effect. Spanish, French and German singers, musicians and performers will perform as part a drive to celebrate Scotland’s connections with...

Scotsman, today, 06:06
 

Tom Peterkin: John Swinney is more embattled than ever before

Holyrood defeat for John Swinney over his plans for primary one testing underlined that the education secretary is a more embattled minister than he has ever been before. As finance secretary, Mr Swinney was known for his mastery of his brief. The...

Scotsman, today, 06:06
 

Bill Jamieson: A bruising battle ahead on Scots economy

So, who’s winning in the Scottish Government’s war of words on the economy – Mike “We’re all doomed” Russell, the Secretary for Brexit, or ‘Wha’s like us’ Finance Secretary Derek Mackay? Mr Russell would have us battening down for the mother of all...

Scotsman, today, 06:06
 

Kenny MacAskill: The decline of Scottish Labour and why they only have themselves to blame

Labour should be meeting for their annual conference next week in confident mode. Shadowministers strutting the stage as the government in waiting and laying out a vision of the administration they intend to form. Yet, despite facing the most inept...

Scotsman, today, 06:06
 

SHE Software doubles team in one year

Technology company SHE Software has doubled the size of its global team and moved to new Scottish premises to accommodate its expansion. The business grew headcount in its UK, US and New Zealand offices from 42 to 87 over the past 12 months, with 31...

Scotsman, today, 02:21
 

David Alexander comment: Retail outlet could return residents to city living

On Thursday last week, John Lewis announced that its profit for the first half of the financial year had plunged as a result of “challenging times in retail”. Somewhat ironically, the previous day saw the construction of the St James Quarter in...

Scotsman, today, 02:21
 

Earthbound Games nets £750k to self-publish game

Dundee-based games developer Earthbound Games has successfully secured £750,000 in equity funding to self-publish a new product. The finance will support the development and distribution of its flagship PC game, Axiom Soccer, which launches next...

Scotsman, today, 02:21
 
Theresa May tells EU27 she won't delay Brexit despite lack of a deal

Theresa May tells EU27 she won't delay Brexit despite lack of a deal

Theresa May has tried to threaten EU leaders over dinner at a special summit in Salzburg by telling them the UK would not seek to delay Brexit, prompting European leaders to warn that the two sides remained far apart on trade and the Irish border...

Guardian, yesterday, 22:58
 

Kezia Dugdale faces legal bill over Wings of Scotland case

Kezia Dugdale may have to shell out for legal bills over a pro-independence blogger’s defamation claim after it was reported that Labour has limited its support. The former Scottish Labour leader said she hoped Labour would honour its promise to meet...

Scotsman, yesterday, 20:57
 


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