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Hardline Tories tell Theresa May: 'get ready for no-deal Brexit'

Hardline Tories tell Theresa May: 'get ready for no-deal Brexit'

Theresa May has been urged by hardline Brexiters to speed up preparations for a “no-deal” Brexit to put pressure on Brussels during withdrawal negotiations. Sixty former cabinet ministers, MPs, economists and business figures signed a letter to the...

Guardian, today, 06:46
 

We’re not bluffing about no-deal Brexit, says Fox

Brexiteers in Theresa May’s government have warned they would be taking an uncompromising approach to EU withdrawal as thousands marched in London yesterday in protest at Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said the UK was “not bluffing”...

Scotsman, today, 01:01
 
Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn

Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn

Thousands of Scottish independence supporters have marched from Stirling to Bannockburn. About 8,000 people took part in Saturday’s march to the site where Robert the Bruce claimed victory over Edwards II’s English army in 1314. The event, organised...

Guardian, yesterday, 23:57
 

Euan McColm: Protect democracy from politics of harassment

If he had a shred of dignity or truly cared about public service, Mark McDonald would have quit as an MSP a long time ago. Had he genuinely reflected on the way he abused his position of power, the former SNP minister – who jumped before he was pushed...

Scotsman, yesterday, 23:51
 

Call for ban on ‘talking, listening’ Cayla

A Scots MEP has called for the UK to take action over the sale of a talking doll banned in other European countries amid fears that its smart technology can reveal personal data. Earlier this year, German parents were told to destroy the My Friend...

Scotsman, yesterday, 23:14
 
‘EU referendum was a massive decision and people were lied to’

‘EU referendum was a massive decision and people were lied to’

Thirty-five years ago, David Anderson marched with his father in protest against Britain joining the common market. Yesterday, he travelled down from Rugby to stand beside his daughter and call for Britain to stay inside the European Union. “I’ve gone...

Guardian, yesterday, 21:04
 

ERI cancels ops ‘due to lack of sterilised equipment’

Health Secretary Shona Robison has been urged to send in a troubleshooter to NHS Lothian after the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh cancelled operations because it could not sterilise equipment. More than 80 operations have reportedly been cancelled this...

Scotsman, yesterday, 20:42
 

The Big Interview: Anneli Ritari-Stewart, MD of iProspect

Earlier this year, Anneli Ritari-Stewart celebrated a new personal best – powerlifting more than 300 kilograms via a combination of squat, bench and deadlift. She took up the hobby after being a highly dedicated runner, having steadily increased her...

Scotsman, yesterday, 17:18
 
Sadiq Khan: second Brexit vote possible if parliament rejects deal

Sadiq Khan: second Brexit vote possible if parliament rejects deal

Sadiq Khan has suggested a second referendum could be on the cards if parliament rejected the Brexit deal eventually struck between the government and the 27 remaining EU member states. “Of course that’s one of the options because you can’t have a...

Guardian, yesterday, 16:55
 

Thousands march in Scottish Independence rally in Bannockburn

Thousands of campaigners have taken to Bannockburn on the 704th anniversary as part on an independence rally. The event organised by All Under One Banner, is one of many being held across the country with events also taking part in Dumfries and...

Scotsman, yesterday, 15:04
 

Thousands of campaigners take part in People’s Vote Brexit protest

In Pictures: Thousands march in Brexit protest Thousands of campaigners are marching in London to demand a final vote on any UK Brexit deal/ Thousands of people have joined the march to Parliament, on the second anniversary of the UK voting to leave...

Scotsman, yesterday, 14:37
 
Green energy feels the heat as subsidies go to fossil fuels

Green energy feels the heat as subsidies go to fossil fuels

The number of people generating their own power has almost flatlined, with only one new group formed in the UK last year, according to the body representing grassroots energy organisations. Cuts to subsidies for homeowners to install solar panels and...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:19
 
David Cameron resigns after UK votes to leave European Union

David Cameron resigns after UK votes to leave European Union

David Cameron has resigned, bringing an abrupt end to his six-year premiership, after the British public took the momentous decision to reject his entreaties and turn their back on the European Union. Brexit explained: how do you choose a new pm Just...

Guardian, yesterday, 11:40
 

Those who like to be beside the seaside find Scotland’s most affordable properties

Strolling along a quiet beach, enjoying an ice-cream and listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore before returning home to a cosy seaside haven is something many people dream about but think is way beyond their reach. But now it has...

Scotsman, yesterday, 09:57
 

Holyrood won’t approve Brexit bills until ‘broken’ devolution system is fixed - Mike Russell

Scotland’s Brexit Minister, Mike Russell, has said that Holyrood will not consent on any other Brexit bills until the ‘broken’ devolution system is fixed. Echoing comments made by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, Mike Russell said the Scottish...

Scotsman, yesterday, 09:25
 


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