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Why Tories can’t be trusted with devolution – Joyce McMillan

The chaos over Brexit is of crucial importance to the powers Scottish ministers will have, says Joyce McMillan. There was a widespread sigh of relief, this week, as Scotland’s Finance Secretary Derek McKay rose at Holyrood to make his annual draft...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:26
 

Kevan Christie: What Plato had to say about Brexit

The European Court of Justice ruling that Brexit can be unilaterally halted by the UK, – meaning we can put a stop to our two-year bender and come home with our tail between our legs – should have led to parties in the street. It means the UK has our...

Scotsman, yesterday, 06:26
 
£495m contract led to army recruitment shortfalls, auditors find

£495m contract led to army recruitment shortfalls, auditors find

The British army authorised a £495m contract with the outsourcing giant Capita to bring in new recruits without understanding the complexity of the project, a report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog has concluded. The National Audit Office found that...

Guardian, yesterday, 00:06
 
Brexit 'delusions' risk putting UK into crisis, warns Ivan Rogers

Brexit 'delusions' risk putting UK into crisis, warns Ivan Rogers

Theresa May has been accused of failing to be honest with the public about Brexit by the UK’s former ambassador to the European Union, who warned that “fantasies and delusions on all sides” risk plunging the UK into a democratic crisis. In an...

Guardian, Thursday, 23:31
 
May urges EU leaders to work with her to salvage Brexit deal

May urges EU leaders to work with her to salvage Brexit deal

Theresa May has pleaded with European leaders before dinner in Brussels to hold “nothing in reserve” and work with her to salvage her Brexit deal by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop. The embattled prime minister has pinned her...

Guardian, Thursday, 22:42
 

Theresa May faces no confidence motion in her Government

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to face another attempt to topple her administration next week, with Labour and the SNP both considering motions of no confidence in the final days before parliament rises for Christmas. Opposition parties are...

Scotsman, Thursday, 22:16
 
Labour plan to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May into Brexit vote

Labour plan to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May into Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to increase pressure on Theresa May in parliament next week in a bid to prevent the Tories running down the clock on Brexit. As the prime minister urged EU leaders to offer fresh concessions in Brussels on Thursday, senior...

Guardian, Thursday, 19:46
 

Scottish Budget: Warning some could take home just 30p in the pound

Economists have said some higher rate taxpayers in Scotland could take home as little as 30p in the pound following decisions in the Scottish Government draft budget. Finance Secretary Derek Mackay outlined the Scottish Government’s draft tax and...

Scotsman, Thursday, 19:37
 
Civil service told to ramp up no-deal Brexit plans with 24/7 crisis centre

Civil service told to ramp up no-deal Brexit plans with 24/7 crisis centre

Civil servants across Whitehall have been instructed to ramp up their emergency no-deal planning, with preparations including hiring staff for a 24-hour “emergency centre”. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), one of those...

Guardian, Thursday, 19:13
 

Crabbies confirms first Edinburgh whisky for 100 years

Single malt whisky distilling has returned to Edinburgh after one of the city’s best known drinks brands pushed the button on spirit production. Halewood Wines & Spirits, owners of Whitley Neill Gin, Crabbie’s and the John Crabbie & Co malt...

Scotsman, Thursday, 17:52
 

Developers reveal proposal for Scotland’s tallest building in Dundee

Developers have revealed they want to create Scotland’s tallest building next to the city’s new V&A museum. The £200 million development proposed for a vacant site between the £80 million attraction and the Tay Road Bridge would tower 460 ft tall...

Scotsman, Thursday, 17:52
 

Boston Networks expands with fresh buy-out

A Glasgow-headquartered IT firm is continuing its ambitious growth plan after swooping on an English peer. Boston Networks, which aims to become a mid-market leader in network-enabled smart technologies, has accelerated its expansion by acquiring...

Scotsman, Thursday, 17:52
 

Edinburgh-Madrid easyJet flight makes emergency landing after passenger falls ill

An easyJet flight from Edinburgh to Madrid was forced into an emergency landing in England after a passenger on board required urgent medical assistance. The aircraft departed Edinbugh Airport just after 3pm and had been expected to arrive in the...

Scotsman, Thursday, 17:46
 
Tories attacked for restoring whip to MPs accused of sexual misconduct

Tories attacked for restoring whip to MPs accused of sexual misconduct

Theresa May has been accused on the floor of the House of Commons of putting political power ahead of “protecting victims of sexual abuse” by restoring the whip to two Conservative MPs accused of sexually inappropriate misconduct. Jess Phillips, the...

Guardian, Thursday, 16:52
 

Law firm Burness Paull seals deal for extra floor at Edinburgh base

Scottish legal heavyweight Burness Paull has ramped up the size of its Edinburgh base as it continues to win new international work. The firm, which is based on the third floor of the capital’s Exchange Plaza office complex, has now leased the floor...

Scotsman, Thursday, 15:26
 


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