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Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester

Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester

A House of Lords committee that suspended a Liberal Democrat peer who it found had sexually harassed a women’s rights campaigner has defended its decision, after the upper house voted to block the punishment. The privileges and conduct committee,...

Guardian, today, 00:47
 
Theresa May heads to Brussels bolstered by failure of Brexiter revolt

Theresa May heads to Brussels bolstered by failure of Brexiter revolt

Theresa May will meet Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday to try to finalise the political declaration covering future UK-European Union relations after attempts by hard Brexiters to remove her ended in humiliation. The prime minister meets...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:23
 
Take action rather than criticise, UN poverty expert tells Rudd

Take action rather than criticise, UN poverty expert tells Rudd

The UN expert on extreme poverty has hit back at the new work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd, after she complained that the tone of his report into the consequences of austerity in the UK was “highly inappropriate”. Philip Alston urged Rudd to...

Guardian, yesterday, 19:51
 
Transport spending in London still twice northern England's

Transport spending in London still twice northern England's

The “northern powerhouse” was the Conservatives’ big idea for closing the north-south divide and winning over sceptical voters in the north of England. But an analysis of government figures released on Tuesday shows that in the four and a half years...

Guardian, yesterday, 19:51
 
Taxpayers' Alliance received over £223k in foreign donations

Taxpayers' Alliance received over £223k in foreign donations

A political group that claims to be an independent grassroots campaign representing ordinary British taxpayers has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in foreign donations. The Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) has received at least $286,000 (£223,300)...

Guardian, yesterday, 19:51
 
DUP refuses to support May's Brexit deal for second day in row

DUP refuses to support May's Brexit deal for second day in row

Theresa May has been told by the leader of the Democratic Unionist party at Westminster that she does not have the support to get her Brexit deal through parliament and demanded that she negotiate “a better deal” from Brussels. The ominous warning...

Guardian, yesterday, 19:51
 
Sturgeon urges Tory remainers to help build soft Brexit coalition

Sturgeon urges Tory remainers to help build soft Brexit coalition

Conservative remainer MPs have a “role to play” in building a coalition to drive a soft Brexit through the Commons, Nicola Sturgeon has said as opposition parties seek to find common ground with unhappy Tory backbenchers. The Scottish National party...

Guardian, yesterday, 19:35
 

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP, Labour and Tories must form ‘coalition’ to fight Brexit deal

Labour, the SNP and pro-EU Tory rebels must form a “coalition” to defeat Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the Commons, Nicola Sturgeon has said. After meetings with opposition leaders at Westminster including Jeremy Corbyn, the First Minister said Labour...

Scotsman, yesterday, 18:28
 

Patrick Harvie condemns UK Government’s dismissal of UN poverty report

The UK Government has shown contempt for people impacted by poverty, Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie has suggested. Mr Harvie spoke at Holyrood following the publication of a report on extreme poverty and human rights by UN Special...

Scotsman, yesterday, 18:11
 

Rocket firm lands new Edinburgh office site

A rocket developer set to become the first in half a century to launch satellites into full orbit has committed its long-term future to Edinburgh. Skyrora has agreed a five-year lease on a site spanning more than 2,000 square feet on Princes Street,...

Scotsman, yesterday, 16:45
 

UK will split apart before Spain, says country’s Foreign Minister

Spain’s foreign minister has said he expects the UK to “split apart” before his own country does. Josep Borrell’s remarks came as tensions rose between London and Madrid over references to Gibraltar in the Brexit “divorce deal” document. Spain’s prime...

Scotsman, yesterday, 15:50
 

How the DUP could make Theresa May’s job impossible

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has fired a warning shot at Theresa May over her draft Brexit deal by pulling its support for the Government’s proposed amendments to the Finance Bill. The Northern Irish party instead voted for an amendment put...

The Week, yesterday, 15:43
 

Scottish independence: Unionists wrong about new poll – Linda Fabiani

Scotland in Union’s bid to secure an opinion poll to support their vision of Brexit Britain has badly backfired, writes Linda Fabiani. For all their self-confessed attempts to engineer a question which deliberately seeks to conflate independence with...

Scotsman, yesterday, 15:04
 

Aegon makes Edinburgh assurances as Atos deal extended

Pensions and investment group Aegon has sealed a 15-year contract with Atos to service and administer the accounts of some 1.4 million “non-platform” customers. Since 2016, Atos has administered Aegon’s 500,000 protection customers and will now take...

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:49
 

Nicola Sturgeon says independence referendum could come after Holyrood election

The prospect of a second Scottish independence referendum may not take place until after the next Holyrood election in 2021, Nicola Sturgeon has indicated. The First Minister has pledged to call a fresh vote on leaving the UK in response to Brexit and...

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:49
 


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