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Brexit: Ministers obliged to get best deal for fishermen - David Mundell

The UK government will be legally obliged to negotiate a bigger share of the fish caught in British waters under amendments to the Fisheries Bill unveiled today. Environment Secretary Michael Gove has also announced £37 million of financial support...

Scotsman, Monday, 09:38
 
Foreign Office investigates reports that state-funded body targeted Corbyn

Foreign Office investigates reports that state-funded body targeted Corbyn

The Foreign Office minister, Alan Duncan, has ordered an investigation into reports the government provided funding to a Scottish-based charity meant to counter online Russian propaganda, which also spread unfavourable views about Jeremy Corbyn. The...

Guardian, Monday, 09:00
 
Expand 'commonhold' ownership system, government urged

Expand 'commonhold' ownership system, government urged

The rarely used “commonhold” system of home ownership should be expanded as an alternative to landlord-controlled leaseholds which are increasingly resented, the Law Commission is recommending. In a public consultation launched on Monday, the...

Guardian, Monday, 09:00
 
Pensioner poverty rises as benefits freeze bites

Pensioner poverty rises as benefits freeze bites

One in six pensioners is now living in poverty as a result of declining home ownership, soaring rents and the benefits freeze, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned. Pensioner poverty is rising, having fallen steadily for nearly two decades, the...

Guardian, Monday, 09:00
 

Brexit: UK can revoke Article 50 unilaterally, EU judges rule

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can unilaterally stop Brexit by revoking its Article 50 notification. Judges in Luxembourg decided that the UK can stay in the EU "under terms that are unchanged" if it decides to change...

Scotsman, Monday, 08:27
 

Brian Moteith: Voting down May’s Brexit plan is about more than the backstop

There is far more to worry about in the Prime Minister’s plans than just Northern Ireland, writes Brian Monteith It does look likely that the vote on the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement will go ahead tomorrow and will be heavily defeated. There...

Scotsman, Monday, 08:16
 

Lesley Riddoch: Norway Plus is not an option for the UK’s Brexit

Amber Rudd and her colleagues are deluding themselves with their Brexit plan B, writes Lesley Riddoch Scots stand today, surveying the collapse of British governance, like folk on lifeboats watching the mighty Titanic start to slip beneath the waves....

Scotsman, Monday, 08:00
 

Labour warn UK at risk as Scots pick independence over Brexit

Labour will accuse Theresa May of putting the UK at risk as debate on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal in the House of Commons turns to the impact on the Union. Shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird will accuse David Mundell of abandoning his “red...

Scotsman, Monday, 06:14
 

Theresa May told to ‘send in diggers’ to build Calais checkpoints

Theresa May must begin no-deal preparations in earnest if she loses tomorrow’s vote on her Brexit deal, Conservative MPs who back the Prime Minister have said. It comes as Mrs May was told by leadership rivals that they only way to save her job in the...

Scotsman, Monday, 06:14
 

Brexit: How I decided how to vote on Brexit – Christine Jardine MP

If all goes to plan, and the Prime Minister does not have another rush of blood to the head, I shall be rising to my feet this evening in the House of Commons to explain how I shall be voting on the EU withdrawal deal, and why, writes Liberal Democrat...

Scotsman, Monday, 06:14
 

Tories tell Derek Mackay he can boost spending without raising taxes

The Scottish Government can boost spending without putting up taxes, opposition parties have claimed ahead of Derek Mackay’s budget statement tomorrow. The Conservatives highlighted figures showing that the Scottish Government received the...

Scotsman, Monday, 00:05
 

UK to crack down on Scottish shell firms

The UK government is to crack down on shell companies based in Scotland that have been implicated in the laundering of tens of millions of pounds by oligarchs and criminal networks in the former Soviet Union. Ministers will announce a package of...

Scotsman, Monday, 00:05
 
May in last-ditch bid to save Brexit deal despite growing mutiny

May in last-ditch bid to save Brexit deal despite growing mutiny

Theresa May will launch a last-ditch bid to win over mutinous Tory MPs before deciding whether to proceed with a vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, as one of her closest cabinet allies issued a stark warning the UK should learn from Northern Ireland...

Guardian, Sunday, 23:15
 
Greens refuse Budget talks with SNP without tax guarantees

Greens refuse Budget talks with SNP without tax guarantees

The Greens are refusing to enter formal Budget negotiations with the Scottish Government unless ministers consider new tax rises. Patrick Harvie’s party have an effective veto on the £36 billion package after the Liberal Democrats walked away from...

The Courier, Sunday, 17:21
 
First Minister points at Brexiteer ‘idiots’ to try and build independence support

First Minister points at Brexiteer ‘idiots’ to try and build independence support

Nicola Sturgeon raged at Brexiteer “idiots” as she told Scots they could “stay in the real world” with independence. The First Minister’s outburst came after a Panelbase poll showed more than half of Scotland believes independence would be better for...

The Courier, Sunday, 16:38
 


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