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Scotland is putting human rights at its core – Judith Robertson

Amid the “worryingly negative rhetoric” about human rights and with too many countries failing to meet their international obligations, Scotland is fortunate to have a Government and Parliament that regard rights as their core business, Judith...

Scotsman, Monday, 14:58
 
MPs to investigate links between video games and gambling

MPs to investigate links between video games and gambling

A House of Commons committee has announced plans to investigate the growth of “immersive and addictive technologies”, to advise the government on how to create policy and regulation that can protect the public from the negative effects of digitisation...

Guardian, Monday, 14:07
 

Kirk Moderator: Sturgeon must take urgent action over child poverty

The Scottish Government needs to take urgent action to help children in poverty by adding £5 a week to Child Benefit, writes Rt Rev Susan Brown, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. I believe in the compassion of people in...

Scotsman, Monday, 14:04
 

Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon says vote delay is 'pathetic cowardice'

Nicola Sturgeon has accused Theresa May of "an act of pathetic cowardice" following reports that the so-called 'meaningful vote' on her Brexit deal will be delayed. The Prime Minister held an emergency cabinet meeting by telephone conference...

Scotsman, Monday, 13:16
 
Fife charity investigated by Foreign Office over alleged attacks on Jeremy Corbyn

Fife charity investigated by Foreign Office over alleged attacks on Jeremy Corbyn

The Foreign Office is investigating claims a Fife charity backed with UK Government cash used social media to attack Jeremy Corbyn. The Institute for Statecraft, which is based at Gateside Mill near Auchtermuchty, set up the Integrity Initiative...

The Courier, Monday, 13:11
 

Typhoon jets scrambled in response to ‘unidentified aircraft’

Fighter jets were launched from RAF Lossiemouth on Monday in response to “unidentified aircraft” approaching UK airspace, defence chiefs have said. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said that RAF Typhoons were scrambled from the Moray base with the Meteor...

Scotsman, Monday, 13:00
 
New leftwing coalition urges Labour to reject Brexit

New leftwing coalition urges Labour to reject Brexit

A leftwing, remain-supporting coalition of Momentum activists, local party chairs and Labour councillors is to create a pop-up pressure group to persuade the Labour leadership to ditch a commitment to Brexit in any snap election manifesto. The push...

Guardian, Monday, 12:32
 

Brexit: Theresa May 'to delay Commons vote on deal'

Theresa May will delay a Commons vote tomorrow on her Brexit deal to avoid a likely heavy defeat, according to reports. The Prime Minister will make a statement to MPs at 3.30pm on Monday during what was to be the penultimate day of debate on her...

Scotsman, Monday, 12:31
 

Brexit: Second Scottish Tory MP says he will vote against PM's deal

The Borders MP John Lamont has said he will vote against the Prime Minister's Brexit deal, warning it will put the Union at risk. Mr Lamont said he had “reluctantly” come to the view that he could not support the deal as it stands. In the Commons last...

Scotsman, Monday, 12:31
 
Reports suggest Theresa May will ‘call off’ Commons Brexit vote

Reports suggest Theresa May will ‘call off’ Commons Brexit vote

Unconfirmed reports have suggested that Theresa May has decided to call off the “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal scheduled for Tuesday. Only minutes after a Downing Street spokeswoman insisted that the vote would go ahead, the Bloomberg news...

The Courier, Monday, 12:28
 
Brexit: Here’s how Tayside and Fife MPs will vote in House of Commons

Brexit: Here’s how Tayside and Fife MPs will vote in House of Commons

We asked the nine MPs in Tayside and Fife how they would vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons. The vast majority said they would reject the withdrawal agreement and framework for future EU-UK relations. The vote is due to take...

The Courier, Monday, 12:28
 

Nicola Sturgeon moves to create new human rights framework in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to set up a taskforce as the first step in introducing a new statutory human rights framework across Scotland. Creating the framework through a new law at Holyrood is one of the key recommendations made by the First...

Scotsman, Monday, 11:37
 
Commons Brexit deal vote will definitely go ahead, says Gove

Commons Brexit deal vote will definitely go ahead, says Gove

Michael Gove has insisted Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal will take place as the prime minister made a final push for MPs’ support in a test of authority she is almost universally expected to lose heavily. Gove, the...

Guardian, Monday, 11:15
 

Teachers ‘lack training’ to help pupils with mental health problems

Seven out of 10 teachers feel they lack the training to help pupils with mental health problems - while just over half say the pressures of the job have contributed to them suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety. These were some of...

Scotsman, Monday, 10:03
 

Police Scotland trains officers to deal with ‘insidious’ domestic abuse

An £825,000 training scheme will help police officers across Scotland deal with some of the more “insidious and damaging” forms of domestic abuse, the Justice Secretary said. Humza Yousaf spoke out as Police Scotland began preparing more than 14,000...

Scotsman, Monday, 09:46
 


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